A Cheat's Easiest Choc-Chip Cookies, Ever!

Yes, here I go again...I am cheating.  I am going to tell you how to make the easiest choc-chip cookies, ever!  And it's going to be quick-quick, because some of us have a day job.  So at first I thought, I probably shouldn't do another "cheat" recipe, but hey, if Nigella Lawson can bring out "Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast", and Jamie Oliver his latest "Jamie's 30-minute Meals" then who am I to click my tongue at a few short cuts? 

I found this recipe on YouTube, of all places.  The person who uploaded it goes by the name of PrincessDiana161 and you should really watch her videos.  She is a great cook and really funny!

A Cheat's Easiest Choc-Chip Cookies, Ever!

  • 1 packet of cake mix (You can you any brand or type you like.  I used Betty Crocker's Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix)
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips (or nuts, if you'd like)
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C
  2. Sift the packet of cake mix into a mixing bowl and add the oil and eggs.
  3. Mix with an electric beater until well mixed and a dough forms.
  4. Add the choc-chips and mix.
  5. Grease a baking sheet and scoop the cookie dough, about table spoon size, and arrange them on your baking sheet.
  6. Flatten them out slightly with you fingers and make sure that there is about 2 - 3cm space between each.
  7. Bake for 8 - 13 minutes, depending on your oven.  A toothpick should come out clean.  Let your cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes.  Remove and let them cook completely on a wire rack.
The come out nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just the way I like them.  Enjoy with a glass of milk, or better still - leave them out for Father Christmas.  He might just upgrade you from soap-on-a-rope to an i-Pad!


  1. 'n Resep van Youtube? Got to love the internet! En daar's net iets aan hierdie tyd van die jaar wat mens lus maak om te bak. Heerlikheid.

  2. @Arcadia: Dink jy dis die "Christmas Spirit" wat 'n mens so laat bak? Kyk, die koekblikke moes altyd vol wees vir die vakansie by die see.

    Hier in Taiwan is daar nou nie daardie vakansiegees soos wat 'n mens elders kry nie. Kersdag is 'n gewone werksdag (alhoewel ek gewoonlik nie by die werk is nie). Ek bak egter nou vir 'n vale, want dit is koeler nou. In die somer is die hitte net té erg om die oond aan te skakel in my klein trein kombuis. Ons praat van 28C met 80 - 100% humidity. Dis soos om heeldag in 'n bad louwater te leef!

    Thanks vir die comment. :)


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