5 from 2 votes

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.