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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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!
Here’s what you need to make these chocolate orange cookies.
- Orange cake mix. We used Duncan Hines classic.
- 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?
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.
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.
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!
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
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones! These Chocolate Orange Cookies are pillowy soft and perfectly sweet.