Chocolate Orange Cookies

Orange Cake mix cookies rolled in mini Chocolate morsels! An irresistible cookie combination!

Chocolate Orange Cookies: Orange Cake mix cookies rolled in mini Chocolate morsels! Irresistible combo! #cakemix #duncanhines

I know I have mentioned this many times, but Monday’s at our house are cookie baking day! I love starting our week off with fresh baked cookies. Many times, it’s “regular chocolate chip” cookies, per my kids request. But sometimes I like to throw a little pizzazz into our Mondays!

Over Christmas I participated in a cookie swap and I received some HUGE orange cookies dipped in melted chocolate. They were amazing and I haven’t stopped thinking about them! These are my take on those delicious cookies.

Orange cake mix cookies couldn’t be easier! I used a yellow cake mix with a packet of Duncan Hines Orange Creme frosting creations flavor mix. Certain times of the year you may be able to find Orange cake mix, but this was an awesome substitute! The cookies were moist yet very light!

I didn’t mix in the mini semi-sweet morsels. Instead, I scooped a tablespoon of cookie dough, then pressed the top of the dough ball into a bowl of morsels. I placed them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet with the morsels facing up! You could mix them in if you choose, I wanted a different “look” to these cookies! You could also melt the morsels and dip each cookie into the melted chocolate once the cookies have cooled.

Chocolate Orange Cookies: Orange Cake mix cookies rolled in mini Chocolate morsels! Irresistible combo! #cakemix #duncanhines

Remember back in March when I ran a giveaway to win a trip to the Duncan Hines test kitchen? I have great news! If you didn’t win, you have another chance! Duncan Hines is hosting a Spring Giveaway and are inviting 10 (yes TEN) more lucky entrants to win a trip to the test kitchen!! How exciting is that? You could meet me! You know, since I’m all cool and celebrity-ish. Haha!! Enter here for the giveaway: Duncan Hines Spring Giveaway


Want to see more delicious ideas?

I made some Pink Lemonade Fudge using the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Pink Lemonade Fudge: this gorgeous fudge is made with #DuncanHines frosting creations flavor packets. EASY to make and delicious too! #fudge

These delicious Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes were also made using a boxed cake mix! They turned out quite pretty (another treat for Mother’s Day)??

raspberry lemonade cupcakes

I love Chocolate and Orange together! Biscotti is one of my favorite breakfast treats. Hint: mom would love this with her morning coffee!!


Speaking of Mother’s Day…how about a plate of these gorgeous Meringue Roses? Meringue cookies are VERY easy to make, and pretty too! (also makes a great teacher gift idea)


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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1 box (16.5oz) Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix
  • 1 packet (0.10oz) Duncan Hines Orange Creme Frosting Creations flavor mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with orange flavoring, eggs and oil. Beat until blended.
  2. Pour morsels into a bowl. Scoop dough into 1Tbsp balls. Dip top of each dough ball into morsels. Place each ball of cookie dough, morsel side up, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Store in airtight container for one week.


**If you can't find the envelopes...use a couple tablespoons of orange gelatin mix

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Orange Cake mix cookies rolled in mini Chocolate morsels! An irresistible cookie combination!

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Posted on May 7, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. So, silly question, probably but did you make the orange frosting with the powder and frosting mix or just add the dry mix in? I expected these to taste more orange like and I only get hints here and there of orange.

  2. I only have Fudge cake mix by Duncan Hines…can I substitute a different brand of yellow cake mix or would I have to change the amount of eggs, oil, etc?

  3. So, I guess I get to meet you! I won Dorothy from Crazy for Crust’s giveaway for the Duncan Hines trip. I still can’t believe it’s real. Also, these cookies sound spectacular. I love the orange chocolate combo. I bet these would also be awesome with tiny dark chocolate chunks stirred in. I can’t wait for the trip. It will be so hard not to ask a million questions.

    1. Oh Renee!!! how awesome is that?? I’m very excited, I know what you mean about asking a million questions! Although I probably will be so silent and overwhelmed 🙂

  4. This cookie is outrageous! I love how the mini chocolate chips look like studs – gorgeous!

  5. You had me at “rolled in mini Chocolate morsels” I can’t believe how cute these cookies look with all those tiny morsels all over the cookies! I am sure orange cake mix made these cookies just exceptional!

    1. It definitely adds to the wow factor by dipping them in morsels! And the cake mix with orange? oh so delicious.

  6. I love how simple, but totally yummy these sound! Love the orange and chocolate combo too!

  7. I forget how good orange and chocolate taste together! Love how easy this are to throw together Aimee! What I like most is all the chips in each cookie! They look perfect!

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