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German Chocolate Cookies

A handy boxed cake mix hurries along the preparation of these chewy cookies studded with chips and raisins. "I make them for our family reunion each year, and they always get rave reviews," says Leslie Henke of Louisville, Colorado.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, oats and eggs until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and raisins.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool for 5 minutes; before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 205 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • JCV4
    Apr 20, 2018

    Took these cookies to work and they were gone in a flash! Very easy to make.

  • kdamerson
    May 10, 2017

    We are not big raisin fans around here so we went for pecans instead and they were very good and of course my 'guinea pigs' at the office loved them. Next time I might add coconut along with the oats and nuts. But great recipe!

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jan 27, 2016

    Wonderful easy and delicious recipe! I substituted pecans for the raisins and they were a real hit at my office. I will definitely be making these again.

  • Rosemary Swope
    Mar 27, 2015

    These are yummy and simple. I use walnuts instead of raisins. Thank you for this recipe.

  • lshaw
    Oct 13, 2014

    I make these as written with no changes. Great chocolate flavor and so hard to eat just one!

  • ddevito11
    Mar 6, 2014

    So good

  • mamaknowsbest
    Dec 6, 2013

    This is a great 'any season' cookie recipe! Try a 'limited edition' cake mix- For instance 'Carmel Apple' cake mix with butterscotch chips. 'Key Lime Pie' or ''Red Velvet' with white chocolate chips. 'Carrot' with raisins and nuts. One of the best is 'Strawberry' with coconut and white chocolate chips-- Beautiful!!

  • TimedOut
    Sep 12, 2013

    This recipe was great. It is quick, easy and has a basic foundation that allows for variety by using substitutions. The changes I made was to use a devils food cake flavor and white chocolate chips.

  • angela32
    Aug 21, 2013

    Everyone loved these, but I left out the raisins.

  • gwashington1961
    Aug 3, 2012

    This recipe can be made double or triple, to get enough to put some away in the freezer for a backup in the event you get unexpected drop-in company. The raisins are often suggested to be replaced with chopped pecans. To keep the inside of the cookies moist and chewy, work out the basics you want to include. These are so tasty, you can bake up a few batches for the BSA Troop to carry with themselves on a campout. The boys must remember to store them tied up high in a 'bear bag' to prevent a furry critter from getting into their Troop food supplies. Just tie the bags up high, & out on a limb to prevent any bears from getting into the bags.