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Chocolate Orange Cookies

Bake up a batch of irresistible Chocolate Orange Cookies with only four ingredients. This cake mix cookie recipe is even easy enough for the kids to make!

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

Why This Recipe Works

Cake mix cookies take the guess work out of baking. All the flavoring and dry ingredients are already included in the box!

All you have to do is dump it into a bowl, add a couple of other ingredients, then drop the cookies on to a cookie sheet.

This chocolate orange cake mix cookie recipe uses mini-morsels. The smaller chocolate chips are easier to incorporate into the soft dough.

You get the perfect amount of chocolate and orange cookie in every bite!

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you need to make these chocolate orange cookies.

  • Orange cake mix. We used Duncan Hines classic.
  • Eggs.
  • Vegetable oil.
  • Mini chocolate morsels.

Seriously, that’s it! Don’t you love a recipe that doesn’t require you to empty out your entire pantry?

Easy Instructions

Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven.

Combine the cake mix with oil and eggs. Fold in all but 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips.

Scoop the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet. Press the remaining chocolate chips into the top of each cookie.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.

Tips and Tricks

  • Can’t find orange cake mix? Use yellow cake mix instead and add 2 tablespoons of orange gelatin.
  • Storing: Chocolate orange cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Variations: Mix it up with different kinds of chocolate. Mini white chocolate morsels would be delicious here.
  • Freeze. Use our guide on how to freeze cookie dough for best results.

Recipe FAQs

How much cake mix do I need?

This recipe calls for a 16.5 ounce box of cake mix. We find this is standard for most brands, but double check the box just in case!

Some cake mixes now come in 15 ounce sized boxed instead. Those should work just as well here too.

Why do you have to press extra chocolate chips into the top instead of folding them into the cookie dough?

The addition of chocolate morsels on top of the unbaked cookies makes the chocolate stand out much more. It mostly adds to the visual appeal of the cookies, but we also love how it tastes!

Can I use regular sized chocolate morsels instead?

Yes, you can. I find the heavier chocolate chips sink more easily into this light cake-y dough, but the cookies should still taste delicious.

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Bake a batch of irresistible Chocolate Orange Cookies with only four ingredients. This cake mix cookie recipe is even easy enough for the kids to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16.5 ounce) Duncan Hines Classic Orange Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix eggs and oil. Beat until blended.
  3. Fold in ¾ cup of mini chocolate chips. Scoop cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet using a 2 Tbsp medium scoop. Press extra chocolate chips on the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Store in airtight container for one week.

Notes

  • If you can't find the orange cake mix, add 2 Tablespoons of orange gelatin mix to a yellow cake mix.
  • Storing: Chocolate orange cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Variations: Mix it up with different kinds of chocolate. Mini white chocolate morsels would be delicious here.
  • Freeze. Use our guide on how to freeze cookie dough for best results.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones! These Chocolate Orange Cookies are pillowy soft and perfectly sweet.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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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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