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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Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"they were alright, nothing spectacular"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

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

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

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

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