4 Ingredient Double Chocolate Cookies are so easy but you’d never know! Soft and chewy, with much less time and effort thanks to cake mix! Use any flavor!
*Recipe and photos updated from November 14, 2014 — the post remains the original! (So no I am not pregnant and no longer teaching!)
So, I was looking through my recipe index the day I was making these, and when I went by my Bars, Squares and Cookies category all I saw was chocolate.
And I don’t mean vanilla, or caramel, or pumpkin, or banana based sweets that have chocolate in them. I mean full on, all out chocolate. So I clicked to see more of the bars, squares and cookies I’ve posted and all I saw was more chocolate.
Now, I’m not exactly embarrassed.
But I feel like if I was a good food blogger I would pay attention to these kinds of patterns and mix things up with some vanilla every now and then.
I mean, I also post breads, sides and dinner recipes so I guess I lose track of what kinds of bars and cookies I’ve posted and in what order. That’s understandable, right?
And besides, you all like chocolate, right?
So because “they’re double chocolate” isn’t a good enough reason not to share them with you, I’m posting the recipe for the easiest double chocolate cookies you’ll ever make today.
Now, once upon a time, I might have been too much of a snob to really use a cake mix. I always had a cupboard full of cake mixes, you know, just in case, but I would never actually use one.
But I’m a high-school-teaching, food-blogging, rather-pregnant mother of a 2 year old whose husband has been gone more hours than our child is actually awake during the week. So bring on the cake mixes.
Plus, the week I made these I had to stay late for a staff meeting and they asked me to stay late to cover for another teacher the day after.
That means I stayed until 3:30pm two days in a row, before I went back to my usual 2:15pm.
Feel free to mock me incessantly. I’ve heard it all already from my husband.
And after you do, please go make these cookies. And you don’t even have to tell anyone you used a cake mix — they’ll never even know!
I got the recipe for the cookie base from my grandma’s cookbook — it’s the same one we use for homemade oreo cookies. All I did was add chocolate chips!
See how easy they are to make!
- 2 468g* chocolate cake mixes (about 16.5 ounces each)
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup oil
- 1½ cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cake mixes, eggs and oil. Beat 2-3 minutes until cookie dough comes together. (It comes together very easily, and there won't really be much left around the sides of the bowl)
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll into 1" balls (I used a 1" cookie scoop -- it makes the process even quicker!) and place 12 to a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-9 minutes, until puffed and dry-looking on top. They will settle down as they cool.