Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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I was rooting around in my pantry, looking for something yummy to make the boys  for their 3-day weekend and I came up with these Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies.  Guys, these are honest-to-goodness SCRUMP-TIOUS. My 13 year old promptly pronounced them his favorite cookie EVER. Using a cake mix makes them super so easy too!

UPDATE: I’ve altered this recipe just a teensy bit to include 2 1/2 cups of oatmeal instead of just 2 because I believe I was a little heavy handed in the oats department the first go around 😉  And after trial and error – make sure to use the regular oats to get chubby cookies, and the quick oats if you don’t mind them flat 🙂

I’ve make this previous cake mix cookie bars recipe plenty of times and was excited to to see how the extra oatmeal texture would work out – I feel like it adds major bonus points to the cookie! Some people like thin crispy oatmeal cookies – and there’s something to be said for a crispy cookie…. But these aren’t it. I like my oatmeal cookies LUMPY.  These are soft and lumpy and crispy and chewy all at the same time – PERFECT.

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Gather the following – and cut yourself some slack if you don’t have the yellow cake mix – really, any vanilla-ish flavored cake mix will work about the same in this recipe.

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 1/2 Cups Regular Oats (I don’t think Quick-Cooking work as well)
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Oil + 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Get your oven preheating to **350** and spray down a couple cookie sheets with baking spray (I love-love-love the kind with flour in it – I use Pam baking spray and it even smells like vanilla!)

Mix the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, oil and water and vanilla together and add to the dry ingredients. Stir in about a cup of chocolate chips. I used Semi-Sweet knowing that this was likely going to turn out pretty sweet already (Cake Mix + Sugar = Plenty of Sugar!) and I was 100% right on that score -the semi sweet chocolate was the PERFECT contrast.

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop onto the baking sheet in rounded spoon-fulls. This recipe makes about 3 dozen medium cookies, but if you made them smaller they’d make about 4 1/2 dozen.

Cook for 12 minutes – or until the edges are golden brown.

These cake mix oatmeal cookies are just a mouthful of love when you add a glass of milk – my kids have been giving me adoring glances all weekend because of them. 🙂

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Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

This cake mix oatmeal cookies recipes makes cookies that are lumpy, chunky, and chocolate-chippy - plus a cake mix really makes things come together in a seconds!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: casual
Servings: 3 -4 Dozen
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 Cups Oats Quick-Cooking work as well
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Oil + 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray down a couple cookie sheets with baking spray
  • Mix the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and water together.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and about a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop onto the baking sheet in rounded spoon-fulls.
  • Cook for 12 minutes - or until the edges are golden brown.
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