Devil’s Food Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


28 cookies

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Most people don’t realize that these devil's food 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, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Devil's Food Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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.
Devil's Food Cookies Tips

What else can you add to devil's food cookies?

There's no shortage of ways to make devil's food cookies your own! Try adding coconut flakes, chopped nuts, sprinkles, or marshmallows. For more inspiration, check out more of our cookie recipes to see what other tasty add-ins are out there!

How can you make sure your devil's food cookies are moist?

The easiest way to make sure that your devil's food cookies are moist is to avoid overbaking. To do so, make sure that your oven temperature is correct and that you aren't leaving the cookies in the oven for longer than the recipe specifies.

How should you store devil's food cookies?

The best way to store cookies is at room temperature in a container with a tight-fitting lid—this will keep them soft and chewy for about a week. Devil's food cookies can also be frozen for up to 6 months, then thawed and enjoyed any time.

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

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