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Monster Cookies VIII Recipe
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Monster Cookies VIII

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"Quick, easy cookie using a boxed cake mix as its base. Very moist and fluffy! Add any variations you desire such as pecans, candy, raisins or butterscotch chips."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen large cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, oats and baking powder. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and margarine; mix until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2006

wanted to whip up a quick batch of cookies for neighbor girl. This fit the bill. I didn't have a yellow mix so used French Vanilla. Added a bit of this and that; mini chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, and some chopped up Hershey kisses w/Almonds I had left...enough to equal 2 cups total. They baked up beautifully, didn't spread much so can put quite a few on the sheet without fear of overcrowding. They actually didn't taste like cakemix at all. Great recipe that did what it promised. Numerous variation possibilities make this a lovely, versatile recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2014

Just finished these and DH found them to be o.k. They were a bit too "cakey" & not very sweet. I think that had to do with the addition of baking powder to the cake mix. I misread the recipe & added 2/3 cups of oats & 1/2 cup butter. I found it to be enough butter because the mixture was quite oily. I used a Pillsbury Classic Yellow cake mix which has pudding in it; omitted the chocolate chips but added raisins instead. Will try again but omit the baking powder & increase the oats as well. I think we were expecting more of a soft chewy oatmeal type cookie. They are a very easy & fast cookie to make.


20 Ratings

Jul 29, 2004

These cookies are no culinary masterpiece, but they're easy and a huge crowdpleaser. I doubled the recipe (nearly 70 cookies!) and took them to work; they received many compliments. My roommate, who tried one, asked me to help her make a batch to take with her on a camping trip. I followed exactly except for using 1/2 cup ss chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup ss chocolate chips, as well as adding 1 cup of M&M's. Pecans are also good instead of walnuts.

Jul 14, 2003

I used devil's food cake mix and it worked and tasted great!!

Oct 08, 2010

I love these! It is fun to try different cake mixes and to throw in whatever I have on hand! They are always a big hit. :)

Jul 13, 2003

I substituted butterscotch chips for the walnuts -- tastes great!! They were simple & fast to make. I will try them with other variations & cake mix flavors.

Sep 25, 2011

For a cake mix recipe, these worked pretty well - super easy to put together while the oven preheats, and very tweakable. I increased the oats to 3/4 cup and added 3/4 tsp of salt, using chocolate cake mix and PB chips.

Jan 07, 2010

Good cookies, took these to a potluck and they were gone fast! The kids help make them, so they were proud to take credit!


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  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

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

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