Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies take only 15 minutes to whip up and use just 4 ingredients! They’re perfect for school parties, gifting at work or to surprise your own Valentine.

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What goes hand in hand with Valentines Day? Yummy treats! These fun and tasty Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect delicious dish to make this year.

With just a few simple ingredients, these chocolate cake mix cookies with M&M’s are ready in only 15 minutes and use only 4 ingredients (no butter required). You’ll love how easy this cake mix cookie recipe is.

I chose to use chocolate cake mix for these cookies, but you can alter this recipe and use any flavor cake mix you would like. I loved using the M&M’s to make it extra decadent, and love how the shades of pink pop against the dark background of the chocolate cake mix cookies. No M&M’s? You could also easily substitute chocolate chips.

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Our family loves simple recipes, because they’re fast. This cookie recipe is a must try, even if baking isn’t your strong suit! Easy chocolate cake mix cookies SUPER easy and turn out so tasty.

Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix cookies are the perfect dessert to bring to school parties, gift to neighbors or coworkers, or even to treat yourself. This is also a great recipe to have on hand for those last-minute Valentine’s playdates or Valentine party.

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Plus, these chocolate cake mix cookies are budget friendly! Cake mix is always going on sale, so you can snag it for a steal to have on hand the next time you whip these up. With this simple recipe, you can make a lot of quick and easy cookies without having to purchase a bunch of other ingredients.

Boxed Cake mix cookies have a fluffy texture and turn out super soft, like the top of a muffin. These cake mix cookies also require NO butter!

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What You Will Need to Make These Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Box of Chocolate Cake Mix: You can also use any kind of cake mix you have on hand, but the chocolate cake mix is truly perfect for Valentines Day.

Eggs

Vegetable oil or canola oil

M&M’s: You can also substitute milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even sprinkles!

Cookie Sheet or Baking Sheet

Cookie Scoop

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How to Make Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

You’ll love this easy cookie recipe. First, start by preheating your oven to 350℉ and lining two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Next, combine the box of cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium or large bowl. Stir until well mixed using a wooden spoon, but be sure not to over-stir! The batter should look like cake mix. Add M&M’s and mix to combine.

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Scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheets using a cookie dough scoop (like this one), leaving a 1 ½” gap between dough balls.

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Bake for 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheets and transfer to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. This is the hard part because they smell so amazing that you’ll want to eat one right away!

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Valentine Cookie Recipe Flavor Ideas

This recipe is so fun to play around with! Here are a few ideas for different flavors.

Experiment with different boxed cake mix flavors, like strawberry or vanilla. Really, any flavored cake mixes can be used as the base for this recipe. Just try different mix-in options to create something unique you love.

Substitute milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips instead of the M&M’s for double chocolate cookies. Or, try peanut butter chips or small peanut butter cups for a totally different flavor combination!

Dust the top with powdered sugar.

Add your favorite frosting to the tops of these boxed cake mix cookies once cool, or try frosting just half of the cookie for a fun look.

Add sprinkles to the cookies to make them even more festive! Red or pink sugar sprinkles are perfect with these. Just add a little to the cookie batter before scooping.

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Tips for Making Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

I recommend using a stainless steel scoop, like this one, to make sure your cookies are the same size. If you’re still using two spoons to scoop your cookies out, this will be a game changer for you! These small ones are perfect for cookies and worth the investment, especially if you love to whip up a ton of easy cookie recipes as holiday gifts.

If cookies go fast in your house too, simply double the recipe to double the batch of cookies.

Be careful not to over mix the batter.  Stir until just combined; otherwise, you might end up with tough cookies.

Use parchment paper for easy clean up! Store any remaining cookies in an airtight container.

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Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 14 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies take only 15 minutes to whip up and use just 4 ingredients! They’re perfect for school parties, gifting at work or to surprise your own Valentine.

Ingredients

  • 15.25oz box milk chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Cupid’s mix milk chocolate M&M’s

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until well incorporated. Add M&M’s and mix to combine.
  4. Scoop cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets using a medium scoop (about 2 tablespoons) leaving a 1 ½” gap between dough balls.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Leave cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Cake Mix Cookie Recipes are Quick & Easy

I hope you love this recipe for Valentine’s Day! This is one of the easiest dessert recipes ever, and one of those easy recipes you’re going to want to make again and again.

These are the perfect cookies to make for yourself or give as a gift to someone special. If you give it a try, please let me know how you liked it!

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