Chocolate fudge cake mix, turned into soft, chocolatey cookies instead! Cake mix cookies are easy to make, are made in one bowl and just a few ingredients are needed to make these. After making (and loving) my previous cake mix cookies, I decided to make a chocolate cake mix variety, but add a special ingredient to make these extra fudgy!
Chocolate cookies can be tricky to bake, because it is easy to over bake, resulting in dry cookies (sad face). Follow the directions in this recipe, and I promise you soft chocolate cookie success! For my cookies, I bought the fudgiest chocolate cake mix I could find.
Adding thick chocolate fudge sundae sauce to these cookies is what makes these cookies soft and fudgy…so don’t leave it out!
Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker 15.25-ounce Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons thick, chocolate fudge sundae sauce (I used Hershey's in the jar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used Vain Ugandan Vanilla extracted in Vodka)
- 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
- Chocolate sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, add the bag of dry cake mix and mix in the oil. Stir in the eggs, fudge sauce, vanilla extract and butter extract into the bowl. Stir until ingredients are incorporated.
Use a standard sized cookie scoop to drop cookie dough balls into a bowl of sprinkles. Roll dough balls in the sprinkles and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake cookies in 350-degree oven for 7-minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and let set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to finish cooking. Repeat process with the second cookie sheet.
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay soft and fresh for several days.
I had some leftover buttercream frosting from some cupcakes I had just made, so I plopped a dollop of frosting in between two of these cookies. It was like a super soft Oreo cookie! You could always use some store-bought frosting if you wanted to make cookie sandwiches too. Yum 🙂