Aaron's Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Aaron's Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Aaron's Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

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"This recipe is very fast and easy. The white cake mix, butterscotch pudding, and sour cream make these cookies rich and unique, and the recipe takes only 5 minutes to make! My boyfriend loves them."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, instant pudding, and rolled oats. Add oil, sour cream, water, and vanilla; mix until smooth and well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 16, 2003

It's good, but it needed a little work to make it that way. For starters, there's absolutely NO way this dough can be rolled...it's way too gooey! Dropping it by rounded tablespoons is much easier. Secondly, it takes longer than 8 to 10 minutes...it took me about 13 or 14 to finally get the center to stop being so doughy. Third, it is a little too sweet, just a little. Half a cup of chopped pecans takes the edge off, and I added 2/3 cup of toasted coconut for extra flavor. With a little tweaking, this is one great cookie!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 30, 2008

Way, way too sweet and doughy.

Jul 16, 2003

First of all, Amanda, let me tell you that you are my cookie SAVIOR! These are some of the best cookies that I've ever had and I have you to thank for it! I used a sour cream white cake mix and chocolate pudding instead of the butterscotch, along with melted butter to sub for the vegetable oil, and I had a truly phenomenal cookie. Nothing I've made lately has turned out but these cookies! These are my husband's new favorite. I'm never going to try another oatmeal cookie recipe again. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 02, 2004

I make cookies for church every week, and this recipe has become my standby...the variations are endless. I've gotten super raves and requests for the recipe with these combinations, all with Duncan Hines mixes, plus I always add 1tsp of baking powder: 1. golden butter cake/French vanilla pudding/Crasins 2. lemon cake/lemon pudding/lemon zest/chopped pecans/dipped the balls in sugar before baking 3. golden butter cake/cookies & cream pudding/choc chips

Jul 16, 2003

At 11pm, realized that I had forgotten to make the cookies I had promised for a co-worker's birthday celebration in the morning. Found this recipe, and, like others have said...it is VERY quick! Didn't have white cake or chocolate chips, so I did the reverse -- chocolate cake with white chips. Used white chocolate pudding instead of butterscotch, and added 1/3 cup of coconut, in addition to the oatmeal. They're great if you like a VERY sweet cookie. My kids love them! They were fairly greasy. Next time, I'll try using 1/4 cup of oil.

Feb 11, 2006

Versatile recipe and nice to make if low on flour and butter. Perfect for what I needed; have lots of mixes and puddings, and sour cream I needed to use up. I used a BUTTER PECAN mix, butterscotch pudding, and BUTTERSCOTCH CHIPS. I also had an egg yolk and some egg wash from a bread I had made, so measured 1/4 of the egg wash and threw in along with the egg yolk. I therefore added about 1/3 cup more oatmeal. Used a combo vanilla and butter flavor extract. These scooped out so easily on the cookie sheet using a cookie scoop and even with a medium scoop, they make alot. Did not spread much so can put alot on each sheet without fear of overcrowding. The taste is great and does not taste like cakemix at all. Tastes like there is a ton of carmel, or brown sugar and butter in them. Yum. Also threw in 1/3 cup of raisins and that was a nice addition. Very nice.

Jan 09, 2006

Great recipe, i substituted Devil's Food Cake mix and Vanilla pudding. Also, instead of 1 cup of choc chips i did one cup mixed of choc chips, white chips and walnuts. My Husband loved them.

Oct 08, 2010

I truly enjoy these cookies!! This is the first time I've ever made "real cookies" before and I found the recipe quite simple. I used PISTACHIO PUDDING mix and WHITE CAKE mix. I love anything pistachio. Also substituted the vanilla extract for ALMOND EXTRACT and added a tsp. of baking powder and 1/4 vegetable oil. I took note from the other reviews. Dough was very sticky and took shape rather nicely. WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN!!


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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