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Chocolate Cake Cookies

I love these soft, chewy cookies. They take just a few minutes and are even easy enough for kids to make. —Monica Stout, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 dozen


  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mixes and mayonnaise; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Shape by teaspoonfuls into balls; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until cookies puff and surface cracks slightly. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
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  • Ashleykt
    Sep 9, 2016

    definitely not a good cookie recipe. The batter was very crumbly and the walnuts and chocolate chips would not stick. And after baking, they were very grainy. Baked 2 Pans, flattening and cooking longer for the 2nd round, but both batches came out unpleasant. Don't waste your time and money on this recipe!!

  • tyedyestars
    Dec 23, 2011

    I added white chips instead and left out the nuts

  • maggieaw
    Feb 16, 2011

    Pretty good, although I dont normally make cookies with a cake mix. I added little caramel bits along with mini chocolate chips and pecans- YUM!

  • Freedomlady
    Nov 7, 2010

    If I could give this recipe no stars I would. Worst cookie recipe ever. Complete waste of time and MONEY. As a baker I should have known better. No eggs? No flour? No water? Not even glue could hold these ingredients together.

  • susananddaylelee
    Feb 22, 2010

    I did try to give this recipe FIVE stars, too...but for some reason, it won't let me have more than four today...:)

  • susananddaylelee
    Feb 22, 2010

    I made this recipe recently with only 1 cup of real mayo, added 1 egg, and a little bit of water, plus a little bit of mint flavoring...I had a bag of chocolate and mint combo chips to add in, and was a fabulous result! They are soft and chewy, minty...really, really good and delicious! This is by far the best cake mix cookie recipe I've tried, and I plan to make up some more of my favorite combinations soon, using different cake mixes and pudding mixes and different "add-in" ingredients. I love this recipe!

  • rosalieo
    Feb 3, 2010

    These are some of the best cookies I've ever eaten. They are now my husbands favorite!

  • seavib
    Sep 15, 2009

    I don't think I'll make these again. The chips didn't stick in the batter well. Maybe I should have used 'real' mayo instead of Miracle Whip. I love the concept--they were easy and I got the full yield from the recipe. They would be great for kids to make.

  • Jane Fehl
    May 3, 2009

    I want to make these cookies, but am wondering if you can use light mayonnaise instead of regular.Bakerjane

  • GeeGee10
    Apr 28, 2009

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I am going to add it to the rest of the cake mix cookie recipes I have. Thanks for sharing.