Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chunky Cake Batter Cookies

My two most popular recipes on the blog are my no butter chocolate chip cookies and my cake batter cookies. I get more hits from those two recipes than all my other recipes combined! (Well, not exactly, but almost... and that's insane). The cake batter cookies are my all time favorite. I realize it's cheating and taking the easy way out but after making those I have just been modifying the mix ins and trying to find my favorite combinations. These chunky cake batter cookies were the result of an impulse buy at the food store. I went to ShopRite late on a Friday night to get something for the baby and ended up buying a bag of peanut butter M&Ms. And not a snack size bag... a big bag. I couldn't leave those sitting around so I decided to use some of them up in cookies. Enter these cookies! They were great- chunks of yumminess in each bite. John and I were big fans! I also delivered half to my neighbor who just had a beautiful baby girl 3 weeks ago, so hopefully they liked them as much as we did. Overall an easy, delicious, and fun recipe.

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

1 box yellow cake mix
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup peanut butter M&Ms
1/2 cup chocolate chunks (or chips if desired).

1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2-In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended.
3-Stir in chocolate chunks and M&Ms. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
4- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. i love the idea of no butter choclate chip cookies

    1. not only are the no butter choc chip cookies so delicious, but they last for ages in the pantry. They stay super crunchy right down to the last one in the jar.

  2. What size cake mix did you use. Most of the ones at my store have decreased in ounces.

    1. I typically use Duncan Hines- not sure what size- but I know it did get smaller but I kept the other ingredients the same and it was fine!

  3. these are awesome, kids ate them in 10 minutes flat - Kelly