Quick & Easy chocolate cake mix cookies

This recipe makes baking cookies quick and easy. Cut the sugar and enjoy warm chewy cookies in minutes with only a few simple ingredients.

PREP TIME 12 MINS. COOK TIME 8 MINS. TOTAL TIME 20 MINS Servings (adjustable): Calories: 65


  • 1 package (16 ounces) sugar-free cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. For easy cleanup use parchment or a silpat liner on baking sheet. Or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the cake mix, cocoa, eggs, sour cream and water in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon. The dough will be stiff and sticky to the touch.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Have a small bowl of water available to wet fingers.
  • Gently roll tablespoons of dough into balls with damp fingers. Toss the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.
  • Place balls on the cookie sheet. Gently flatten the cookie balls with the bottom of a glass or jar.
  • Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

Substitute non-fat Greek yogurt for the light sour cream.The cocoa powder helps create a richer chocolate flavor. Skip it if you want.Use a regular cake mix, but note this adds 20 calories, 3 carbs, and 1 gram of fat per serving.If using a regular cake mix, reduce the water to 1 tablespoon.Try with a yellow cake mix for a more traditional snickerdoodle. No cocoa required.

Serving size: 1 cookie2*SmartPoints (Green plan)2*SmartPoints (Blue plan)2*SmartPoints (Purple plan)2*PointsPlus (Old plan)

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