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Devil’s Food Cookies

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 cookies


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, butter and water (batter will be thick). Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • buffetfan
    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
    May 30, 2012

    they were alright, nothing spectacular

  • melissasue_02
    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • pixie9999
    Jan 9, 2012

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

  • Iloveezrecipez
    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
    Mar 5, 2011

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

  • mnccaleb
    Jan 20, 2011

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

  • mjlouk
    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
    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
    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!