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Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies

D is for Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies!

This year I'm participating in a bi weekly challenge with some blogging friends to post recipes using all of the letters in the alphabet.  It can feature a food that begins with the letter of the week or the recipe name can contain the week's letter.   

It's crazy that the ordinary letters are the ones I'm struggling to decide what to make.  I debated because I have some lovely red dragonfruit chunks in the freezer but in the end I went with these cake mix cookies.

I've made cake mix cookies before and they are always a hit. Since today is Valentine's Day I really wanted something chocolate so I chose a Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake for the base. The recipe says "regular" size cake mix, the Pillsbury is 15.25 ounces.

The only real change I made to the recipe was to swap out a tablespoon of the water for coffee. It just really helps to deepen the chocolate flavor. I also pressed some additional chocolate chips on the top of half the cookies and on the other half I did some fun sprinkles.


I got exactly 24 cookies which will not last very long around here! Since I used a handheld mixer for the whole process they stayed really nice and puffy, which made them a little more cake-like than cookie-like but that was fine with us.

Thank you again to Wendy for hosting the 2024 Alphabet Challenge and to the other bloggers for sharing their recipes this week! Check them out using the links down below!


Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies

Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix, 15.25 ounces
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water plus 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (or 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, butter, water and coffee. The batter will be thick. Mix in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Add sprinkles if desired.
  3. Bake 10-13 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Cake mix, chocolate, Easy
Cookies, Desserts





You can never go wrong with cake mix cookies! So cute too...I really like the ones with sprinkles...festive!!! Excited to see what you come up with for the lettter e!
Karen said…
Don't you love it when old recipes call for "one box" or "one small can?" Thank goodness it worked. Your cookies turned out beautifully and are calling my name. Time to head to the store to get a devil's food cake mix!
Mayuri's Jikoni said…
I've not tried baking cookies with a cake mix. You have tempted me to give this recipe a try. Anyway I love chocolate cookies and with some coffee in it.. well that is just perfect for dunking in my tea or coffee.
Lisa said…
I love this one! Cake mix cookies are the best. Even better with a chocolate mix and those cute sprinkles
Stacy Rushton said…
I love how puffed and rounded the cookies stayed! I figured they would spread out in the oven. Bet they disappeared in no time!
Radha said…
These cookies look yum! I love easy recipes and this is a great one as the shape stayed as such. great recipe.
Anonymous said…
They are so delicious and fluffy! Thank you so much for this recipe!

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