Chocolate Oatmeal Cake Mix Cookies (a.k.a., Whatever’s Left in the Pantry Cookies)

I wanted to make some cookies for the boys today, but I noticed that I was out of flour and a few other things I’d need. Amazingly enough, I did have a box of chocolate fudge cake mix left in the cupboard. I’ve made chocolate chip vanilla cake mix cookies before (LOVE them – so sweet, rich, and soft every time!) so I just used the same amounts of eggs and oil as always and tossed in a few new items.

They turned out really delicious! The recipe’s below and you should seriously try them sometime. Yum!


Chocolate Oatmeal Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 pkg (18.25 oz) chocolate (fudge or devil’s food is extra yummy!) cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oats (I used old fashioned because I love the texture, but you can also use quick-cooking oats)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

*Feel free to toss in anything else you have in the pantry, such as 3/4 cup of nuts (maybe walnuts or pecans? or macadamia nuts?) or 1/2 cup of raisins or craisins — OR WAIT RIGHT THERE……1/2 cup of dried cherries might be really good with the chocolate cake mix and white chocolate chips. Definitely trying that next time!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine eggs and oil and beat. Add cake mix and oats and mix until combined and moistened. Fold in whatever else you’re adding (I added white chocolate chips this time). Bake on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets (or lightly greased ones) for 10-12 minutes. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets and then transfer to a different surface to cool. Recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies depending on their size.



Mmmmmm, so soft and chewy!


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