Devil's Food Cookies Recipe
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Devil's Food Cookies Recipe

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Most people don’t realize that these cookies are low in fat. You actually get more than 2 dozen of the treats from a cake mix and just four other common ingredients. —Melanie Van Den Brink of Rock Rapids, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 105 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, butter and water (batter will be thick). Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake 10-13 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 28 cookies.
Originally published as Devil's Food Cookies in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p19

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 256774
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"I recently made these cookies for a meeting at school. Not a one was left! They were very well received and the comments were: "They're so puffy and soft." "So chocolatey and delicious." I love that they start with a mix because sometimes you have little time to bake. While you probably could use regular size chips, the mini chips don't seem to take over the cookie."

kat83 User ID: 2934264 147231
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"they were alright, nothing spectacular"

melissasue_02 User ID: 6555141 112716
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"light and fluffy cookie with a perfect amount of chocolate goodness."

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 96958
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"Super simple. easy to whip up when I want cookies quick"

Iloveezrecipez User ID: 6182182 137735
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I doubled the recipe and used Andes Candies Mint Chips. They taste like a Thin Mint, but cakier! Love them! The batter is VERY thick, as prior posts said, but I loved the ease of just a few ingredient! Definitely will make this again!"

jenjerry User ID: 5442744 206049
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"LOVE these cookies! They are a hit in our house!"

mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 99847
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Very yummy moist chocolate cookies! easy to make and had no problems with them falling."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 80708
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"These were easy to make which was great b/c the kids were helping me, but I didn't think they were that great. They aren't bad, they just aren't as good as regular chocolate chip:)"

alexismd User ID: 4533558 134242
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"Very good. Used Betty Crocker mix and one batch became flat. I noticed the one batch where I had a smaller amount came out puffy."

LoriRilling User ID: 1775393 54128
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"I made these (along with many other cookies) for a church function. These were a favorite and a little fun due to the name. I used Duncan Hines cake mix and I added mini chips and did some mint chips too-- they were great. Super easy to make and they are gone in seconds... Make 2 batches!"

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