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Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Cookies

Updated on January 27, 2016

My Recipe Of The Week!

If you read my profile, you would have read that I collect recipes from where ever I can get them and I actually pick one every week, make it and have my family rate it. Three stars (***) being excellent, that is what I rated this recipe made with Hershey's products. Not all the recipes I collect get three stars, some actually get one star which means bad. Sometimes they sound really good as you read the recipe but do not prove good after they are made. The opposite is also true, sometimes a recipe sounds a little too simple but turn out to be really good. They say the simple things in life are the best.

That what this recipe is, simple and it turned out to be one of the best I have for cookies. The secret is that it is made with a cake mix. That's what keeps these cookies so soft and decadent. One bite will keep you wanting more.

Hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did.

Baking!

If you have trouble with the cookies getting too brown on the bottom and not baked enough on top, try what I do.

If the recipes calls for baking 10 minutes, then bake the cookies 5 minutes on the bottom of the rack and 5 minutes on the top. When baking the bottom rack should be in the middle of the oven and the other one on top.

Only when cooking meat or vegetables should you put the racks close to the bottom.

Photos of cookies

Cookies ready to eat. Yum!
Cookies ready to eat. Yum! | Source
Vanilla batter with chocolate chips
Vanilla batter with chocolate chips | Source
Chocolate batter with chocolate chips
Chocolate batter with chocolate chips | Source
Pressing in the center with the back of a measuring spoon.
Pressing in the center with the back of a measuring spoon. | Source
Cookie with the center pressed in, prior to baking.
Cookie with the center pressed in, prior to baking. | Source
Center filled in with chocolate batter.
Center filled in with chocolate batter. | Source
OOPS!  Looks like I had too much chocolate batter left over.  See the one in the middle??
OOPS! Looks like I had too much chocolate batter left over. See the one in the middle?? | Source

Please Vote

5 stars from 2 ratings of Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Cookies
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Should make about 3 dozen cookies.
  • 1 box fudge marble cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 cup Hershey's chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Lightly grease the cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl coming the cake mix, egg, oil and 3 tablespoons of the water; mix it with a spoon until thoroughly blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. In a small bowl combine 2/3 cup batter, the chocolate packet from the cake mix and the other 1 tablespoon of water until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Drop vanilla batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet; gently press down center with back of a spoon.
  5. Drop chocolate batter by rounded half teaspoonfuls onto the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool lightly before removing from cookie sheet to platter. Cool completely before storing in a container with a snap on lid.

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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Conelia, Thanks for the visit and great comment,

      Blessings to you.

    • CorneliaMladenova profile image

      Korneliya Yonkova 

      2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      What a sweet temptation! I should try them because everybody at home loves cookies and these look very easy to be prepared :)

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, I always love hearing from you. I appreciate that your comments are sincere.

      Blessings to you.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Rachel, Hi, this looks like a cookie that would become a go-to cookie because it seems quite easy to prepare and must be delicious.

      Thank you for sharing a baker's secret.

      Angels are on the way once again this wee hour of the morning ps

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, Chocolate chip cookies are probably the most popular cookies ever. I thought it was nice to see a different version. Thanks for the visit and nice comment.

      Blessings to you.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I always enjoy chocolate chip cookies. These sound like a lovely version. Thanks for sharing the baking tips as well as the recipe, Rachel.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, You could experiment with this recipe and use other cake mixes using this basic recipe and your chocolate mints. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for your visits and great comments.

      Blessings to you.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum; these do look so good. Makes me wonder about other cookies made with cake mixes, have you done others? I got many packs of Hershey's chocolate mints on sale after Christmas and have been trying to use them up. Wonder if it would be OK to stick a few in some of the chocolate centers of some? I mean they would probably taste good, too, don't you think? I love trying new things and cookies from cake mixes just sounds like a must try!

      Thanks for sharing your terrific ideas.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi peachpurple, No, if you check out the first picture, those are already baked. Both chocolate and vanilla batters are stiff so everything stays in place. Thanks for asking and visiting.

      Blessings to you.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Kristen, thanks for visiting and the great comment.

      Blessings to you.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      it looks good but doesn't the choc batter ooze out?

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Rachel, this cookie recipe looks delicious and yummy to eat! I want to make them real soon! Thanks for sharing!

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