Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies

Easy cake mix chocolate m&m cookies made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Great as a snack or gift!

I have been making these cake mix chocolate m&m cookies for as long as I can remember.

I even make them with my kiddo now because they are so QUICK and EASY!

You just DUMP all the ingredients in a bowl, MIX everything together and then, form little balls and BAKE!

These cookies are so round and POOFY.

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They are soft on the inside but slightly crispy on the outside and those m&m candied add a little CRUNCH, which I adore!

By the way, if you like giving homemade gifts to family and friends during Christmas/Holiday season, then consider dumping all the dry ingredients of this chocolate m&m cookies recipe in a cookie jar and attaching a printed recipe card.  That would make a wonderful HOMEMADE GIFT!

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Here are some TIPS for the perfect chocolate m&m cookies made with cake mix:

  • Use Pillsbury Devil’s Food cake mix. It yields the best results and has the best flavor. Trust me… I have tried other brands of cake mixes and this one ROCKS!
  • Don’t over-bake the cookies! They will become hard and dry. It’s better to under-bake them (which keeps them very fudgy) rather than over-baking them.
  • If the cookie dough is too “wet,” place the dough in the fridge for an hour and then make balls. I am usually very impatient to wait this long. So, I just wear disposable plastic gloves and make balls. No sticky mess this way!
  • If you add some chocolate chips into the batter (about 1/2 cup), you can make double chocolate m&m cookies…YUM!  You can also toss other add-ins like candies or sprinkles or even pretzels to this recipe, if you like.
  • These cake mix cookies are made without shortening or butter. I used oil since that gave these cookies the “poofy” shape.
  • You can also make chocolate m&m cookie bars by preparing the dough as directed. But instead of making cookie balls, spread the batter in a greased/floured 8 inch square pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

If you are fond of easy doctored cake mix recipes, you should check out these amazing recipes from my blog archives:

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Chocolate cake mix cookies

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Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Easy cake mix chocolate m&m cookies made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Great as a snack or gift!
Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Calories: 78 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&M candies

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix powder, oil, eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract.
  2. Scoop out tablespoons (1-2 tbsp) of the cookie dough and roll them into balls and flatten then slightly.
  3. Place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Press a few M&M candies on top of each cookie.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes or until they are crispy on the edges. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

- Use Pillsbury Devil’s Food cake mix. It yields the best results and has the best flavor.

- If the cookie dough is too "wet," place the dough in the fridge for an hour and then make balls. I am usually very impatient to wait this long. So, I just wear disposable plastic gloves and make balls. No sticky mess this way!

- Don't over-bake the cookies! They will become hard and dry. It's better to under-bake them (which keeps them very fudgy) rather than over-baking them.

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

5 comments on “Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies”

  1. Would you believe I have never used a cake mix to make cookies?!! I have to try these…it sounds like it is the perfect recipe for a quick cookie fix when you don’t have much time! And I love the gift idea too for the holidays!

  2. So simple, so delish. Looking like the perfect Tuesday pick me up, if you ask me! 😉

  3. Super easy and delicious!

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