August 14, 2014

Brown Butter Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food So excited to share this fun cookie recipe with you today! They are so good! I turned them into the ultimate ice cream sandwich, but these cookies are a triumph on their own.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

They’re so ridiculously easy. Just 5 ingredients and NO measuring!! You just dump everything into the bowl and mix it up. They are super buttery and SO soft and chewy. They melt in your mouth!! Love these fun and easy shortcut cookies.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Check out your 5 simple ingredients. A yellow cake mix + instant flavored oatmeal make these the easiest cookies ever with a seriously yummy flavor. You  can use any flavor oatmeal you want to send these cookies over the top!! I used classic Maple & Brown Sugar here, but how good would Apple Cinnamon oatmeal be in the fall?? Omg I just had an idea. You could even use caramel bits instead of chocolate chips!! Or both!! I totally have to make those now. You could also make them with peaches and cream oatmeal, strawberry, banana… The options are endless! Blueberry Oatmeal with a yellow cake mix would be like blueberry muffin cookies!!

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Start by melting your butter. You can quickly zap it in the microwave if you’re in a hurry, but I always like to brown my butter to give it a little extra flavor boost. Check out my Secret Ingredient Cookies for a step-by-step guide on browning butter.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Immediately pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl and add your cake mix…

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Two envelopes of instant flavored oatmeal…

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

And two eggs. Beat on low speed until just combined.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Stir in one bag of chocolate chips. I like using mini chocolate chips for these cookies, but feel free to use any kind you like. :)

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown. You’ll have the chewiest, gooiest, puffiest cookie ever.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Now if you want to take these cookies over the top, turn them into the ultimate ice cream sandwich by placing a scoop of ice cream on one cookie, top with a second cookie, and cover in more mini chocolate chips.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies! Only 5-Ingredients. Sooooooo good!! #recipe #cookies #food

Ridiculous. Make these cookies ASAP!!! I want to hear all about your flavor combinations.

Lemon Cake Mix + Blueberry Oatmeal + White Chocolate Chips?
Spice Cake Mix + Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Caramel Bits?
Strawberry Cake Mix + Strawberry Oatmeal + White and Dark Chocolate Chips?

What would you make first?? :)

Brown Butter Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 (16.5 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 (1.5 oz) packets Maple & Brown Sugar instant oatmeal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 bag (12 oz) mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt one stick of butter until golden brown, whisking constantly after butter melts. Immediately pour into the bottom of a large mixing bowl. Add cake mix, oatmeal, and eggs, and beat on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop 1.5 tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, until edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
  4. If desired, sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two cookies and roll in extra chocolate chips to coat. Freeze until ready to eat.
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.


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shelly (cookies and cups) August 14, 2014 at 6:57 am

gorgeous. just gorgeous.


Tieghan August 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

Now those cookies just look amazing. I love the drip of ice cream coming down. Totally want this for a snack today!


Erin | The Law Student's Wife August 14, 2014 at 8:23 am

Love the fact that you rolled the outside in extra chocolate chips. Hubba hubba! These look heavenly.


Beth @ bethcakes August 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

You’re right–these cookies alone are incredible! How easy and packed with flavor! I love that you turned them into ice cream sandwiches too though. Totally over the top! :)


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

Dang it, I was doing fine until I saw the gooey center of the cookie and started drooling like Pavlov’s dogs! Ice cream sandwiches ROCK!


ShaNae August 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

I truly love recipes where I have everything on hand even though I had never thought of combining them. These look super yummy and I cannot wait to try them! Thanks!


mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

These look AMAZING! I just stared at them for like 30 seconds lol! Oh if only I had some of these in my freezer right now! Love the tiny chocolate chips – totally squee-worthy!!!


Angie | Big Bears Wife August 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The ice cream sandwich just takes it over the top! WOW!


Jocelyn @BruCrew Life August 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I just love easy cake mix cookies, but seriously adding instant oatmeal? Girl, you are a baking genius! Love it! Think of all the fun flavors…oh, wait, you did :-) And then filling them with ice cream and rolling in chips…I’m drooling over here!


Tiffany August 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

humm…Yes, please! What a great idea to use instant oatmeal!! These look incredible!


Jaime August 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

The name is quite a mouthful!!! They sound amazing, I can’t wait to make them! Thank you :)


Aimee @ ShugarySweets August 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Oh yum this sounds dreamy!!


Sherri LaFever August 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I’m going to try these using carrot cake mix, cinnamon spice oatmeal, and Hershey’s cinnamon chips. YUM!


Anne September 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Did you try the carrot cake etc cookies? They sound awesome! I usually make no-bake cookies in the summer but those might be worth heating up the kitchen 😍

Amanda August 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I need to make these now!


Beth August 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

I used spice cake mix, maple brown sugar oatmeal and cinnamon chips and butterscotch chips. It took 15 mins in my oven


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm

I am dying for these. That first photo? Total droolfest over here! Pinned.


Theresa Ward August 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I have these in my oven right now! I made them using a Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix and Strawberries and Cream oatmeal packets… if the batter is any indication these are going to be AMAZING! Don’t skip browning the butter because it adds awesome depth of flavor. Thank you for this easy and delicious recipe!


Lynnette McIntosh August 22, 2014 at 8:04 am

Oh wow, oh YUM!!! I MUST try these!!


leith mckim August 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I was wondering if you ever tried these cookies with raisins or craisins in place of chocolate chip? We have a family member with an allergy to the chocolate and thought these might work with those in exchange for them, or maybe a trailmix blend they love to make them seem “healthy”.


sharon martini August 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

What is the cup size for oatmeal I have some plain oats i need to use ??


Amanda August 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

Hi Sharon! You could use 1 cup quick oats. Hope this helps!

Wanda August 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

I’ve never “Browned” butter before, but it was easy, except I think I added the chocolate chips to soon and they melted a little in the batter… NOT a problem! They’re still YUMMY!! 😃👍


Charity Buckley August 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

I’m hooked! The chocolate chip is delicious. I am currently baking a lemon strawberry white chocolate chip version. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!


Abby Larson September 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Your pictures look amazing. I was so excited to try these I made them right away (today). I’m so sad though because they turned out NOTHING like your pictures and I did everything exactly as I should. The brown butter turned my dough dark and once I added the chocolate chips, it melted them and looked like brownie batter practically! Please tell me what I should have done differently. I am determined to get them looking (and probably tasting) just like yours! Yours also seemed to rise a lot better than mine- I tried not to overmix but maybe I did. Thanks


Amanda September 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Hi Abby! I’m so sorry they didn’t turn out!! I would probably try not letting the butter get so dark the next time. You actually don’t even have to brown the butter at all, you can just melt it in the microwave if you want to try it that way. But if you still want that brown butter flavor, as soon as it melts and starts to get a nutty aroma (it’ll only be an amber color at this time, not dark brown), I would immediately pull it off the heat, pour it into the mixing bowl, and let cool to the touch, or at least 10 minutes. During this time you can gather the other ingredients, preheat the oven, wash the pot the butter was melted in, etc. Or you can set the mixing bowl in a bowl of ice and whisk the butter to speed up the process. If the dough still feels warm after adding all the ingredients except the chocolate chips, I would pop it into the fridge (or freezer) for a few minutes until it cools down, then stir in the chocolate chips. Hope this helps!!

Michelle September 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Turned out great – daughter grabbed some for her lunch bag for work, so must be good!


Jessica DeMay September 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

These came out great! I used a spice mix with maple brown sugar oatmeal and butterscotch chips!! They came out perfect. I even spread some peanut butter in between a couple and made a sandwich-yum! I already bought stuff to make a caramel apple version. Thanks for the great recipe.


Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures September 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

What a great idea to use instant oatmeal!


Veronica Lopez September 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I just made these cookies and they are awesome and very
easy to make. Next, I will make a Chocolate cake mix with peanut butter
chips. Thank you!!


traci v. September 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

is there anything I can use in lieu of the oatmeal packets? I don’t eat those and don’t want to purchase a whole box to only use 2…thanks!


Amanda October 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

You can use 1 cup quick oats. Hope this helps! :)

Emily September 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I made these tonight and they are amazing! I will definitely be making these again. Once I figured out how to brown butter, they were super easy.


Emily September 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Have you ever tried making the dough in advance and freezing or refrigerating it overnight? I’m wondering if that would work with this particular dough? I am hoping to make these for a party this weekend, but was hoping to make the dough Friday and bake them Saturday morning. What do you think?


Amanda October 1, 2014 at 1:57 am

Definitely! Cookie dough does wonderfully refrigerated! For 1-3 nights, I would refrigerate. For longer, I would freeze. Hope this helps! :)

Alli December 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

These are easy, delicious and look perfect! Thank you!!


Jennie February 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm

About how many cookies does this recipe make? And do you think I could use old fashion oats instead of instant?

Thanks, can’t wait to try this recipe. :)


Su Wa March 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Previous reply’s stated that “quick” oats can be used to replace the oatmeal packets. Old fashioned oats take longer to cook. Get the “quick cook” regular oatmeal from the store.

Aimee B. March 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I made these with what I had in the pantry, a devil’s food cake mix and cinnamon swirl instant oatmeal. I added semi-sweet chocolate chips. They were fabulous!


Jackie March 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm

I just made a half batch of these and they turned out perfect! Thanks, Amanda! :)


Jamie May 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

Thanks for this great, fast recipe! I needed to make these really quickly, so I added a little water to the mixture and put it all into a brownie pan to take them to a potluck in the form of a bar cookie, which was a lot less work than portioning out scoops of cookie dough. Next time, I think I’ll add some Nutella, too. Thanks!


Tiffany June 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

Made these this weekend and the kids loved them. The cookies are so good on their own when still warm! Thank you! This is a keeper for sure.


Susan L August 31, 2015 at 7:59 am

hi!, these look amazing, I was wondering though, are they just scoop and bake, or do they need to be flattened?


Most Def September 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you just scoop and bake and then leave them on the baking pan for a few min after you pull them out, before transferring to a cooling rack, they are puffy and soft but flatten themselves out just slightly.

Most Def September 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

As soon as I saw this recipe, I wanted to try it. But when I saw your suggestion for the spice cake/apple cinnamon cookies it was all over. I am sitting in my kitchen trying not to eat the whole batch myself. I browned the butter per your suggestion and also used the caramel bits (about 3/4 of the bag since they’re pretty big). I also had about 1/5 bag of butterscotch chips laying around so I decided to throw those in, too. They are incredible. I’m a chocoholic by nature, but these are some of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted! Thanks so much for sharing!! I’m making blue velvet with maple & brown sugar oatmeal and white chocolate chips at the end of the month for my niece’s birthday because I think blue cookies will look awesome. :) Thanks again!


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