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Box Mix Hack: Double Chocolate Semi-Homemade Cookies

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I have discovered that double chocolate, box-mix cookies are excellent bribes for young helpers.

Box Mix Hack: Double Chocolate Cookie Recipe

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This delicious recipe was originally part of a sponsored post brought to you by Shoebox and me!

Our family recently moved to a new house and we have been BUSY! We’re still in the process of making it our home and that’s taking more time than I hoped it would.

Box Mix Hack

However, double chocolate chip, cake mix cookies are excellent motivators to get my sons to pitch in.

Since I have zero time these days, it is a good thing I know how to make cookie dough with cake mixes. Bribes for tribes—and a fun thank-you card—go a long way!

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Unpacking boxes, hefting furniture, and re-arranging furniture takes lots of energy. My oldest has been my champion helper. He wants to know how many times I think a single chair needs to be moved “just a little bit”.

I don’t know that answer.

But I do know that sometimes just a little tweaking makes all the difference, whether it’s furniture, food, or just the right word.

Box Mix Hack

I love to giggle. And laugh. When I’m not in a rush at the store, you can find me pausing in the card aisle, chortling over the cards. I can always count on the Hallmark Shoebox brand for a good snicker.

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I love the surprise of their Bad Boy irreverence—it’s always good for a laugh. I confess I even enjoy reading some of the inappropriate ones that I wouldn’t buy!

I picked a card to say “thanks” and tease Jorryn about his newest neighborhood crush. I don’t know…call it puppy love…butt maybe not?

I did get a cute red-faced grin from him.

Then he asked where he should move the chair this time. And he wanted to know if there were more cookies.

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Of course, there were more—a mom who needs furniture moved must be prepared!

Box Mix Hack

A double chocolate cake mix is a super-easy way to make semi-homemade cookies when you’re way too busy to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

I just add instant chocolate pudding mix, chocolate chunks, and chopped walnuts. Quickie fixes with mixes. Yummies for tummies. Bribes for tribes!


Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 1 package of double chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (you can also use coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, oil, water, egg and chocolate pudding.
  2. Mix until well combined and stir in walnuts.
  3. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and bake according to the cake mix package directions.


  • Calories: 3731
  • Sugar: 245
  • Sodium: 4815
  • Fat: 201
  • Saturated Fat: 29
  • Unsaturated Fat: 160
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 479
  • Protein: 54
  • Cholesterol: 372

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.