Devil’s Food Cake Mix Cookies

I saw the recipe for these fantastic cake mix cookies yesterday on Pinterest, and I had to make them with the children yesterday. Instead of M&M’s, we used Reese’s Pieces, which in my opinion was a FANTASTIC mod. Also, I had to add a bit more moisture to the batter than the original recipe called for – that could be a Colorado thing; who knows!

Anyway, I am a huge fan of simple recipes (3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, anyone?) but I never would have thought to use a boxed cake mix to bake cookies. It works great, and it makes it so easy for kids and teens to whip up some quick treats. Had to tuck this away for future reference! Here’s (almost) all we needed to make these bomb-ass cookies:


Again, I also used about a half cup of water because we couldn’t even get it to mix up otherwise. My four little helpers were really pleased to sample these:


Here’s the recipe.

Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies


  • 15.25 oz. package Devil's Food Cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Hersey's chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. Combine egg, butter, chocolate syrup, water, and cake mix in mixer bowl and mix on low speed until ingredients are combined.
  3. In a large bowl combine egg, butter, and syrup, and cake mix with and electric mixer on low speed until thoroughly mixed.
  4. 3. Add Reese's Pieces slowly, stirring with a wooden spoon. Drop rounded spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. 4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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