These Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies come out gooey, super moist and are the perfect texture! I always get rave reviews over how delicious they are and guess what? They could not be easier to make. Just grab your favorite chocolate cake mix and the rest is a piece of...dare I say it...CAKE! :)
(Reserve ¼ chocolate chips for later.) In a large mixing bowl, add your cake mix, butter, instant coffee (if using) and eggs and mix until combined. Stir in ¾ of your chocolate chips last.
Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop 1 oz. of batter onto a nonstick baking sheet followed by another scoop on top. You want 2 stacked scoops on top of each other. They might look tall but they will flatten out. Resist the urge to press them down.
The batter will be a little sticky so use an ice cream scoop to make the process clean and your cookies consistent in size.
Add a few chocolate chips (4-5) to the top of each cookie mound.
Bake for 10 minutes for super soft/gooey cookies. They will firm up as they cool. WAIT to remove them from the pan. While waiting, sprinkle some sea salt on the top of each cookie.*If you like your cookies a little more firm, bake for another minute or two.
When fully cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Freeze up to 4 weeks.
*Most cake box mixes call for 3 eggs but 2 will work just fine.