WW Recipe of the Day: Quick & Easy Almost Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
With just a handful of ingredients, these soft and chewy cookies will be ready to serve in minutes.
Everyone loves warm from the oven cookies, but I for one don't enjoy the mess. With this quick and easy recipe no mixer is required. Just combine the ingredients with a wooden spoon (affiliate link), roll dough, and bake.
This recipe also cuts the sugar. Made with sugar-free cake mix, no one in my house guessed they were Weight Watchers friendly.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Chocolate Cookies?
According to my calculations, each serving has 65 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Cake Mix Cookies, Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. For easy cleanup use parchment or a silpat (affiliate link) liner on baking sheet (affiliate link). Or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 3: Combine the cake mix, cocoa, eggs, sour cream and water in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon (affiliate link).
The dough will be stiff and sticky to the touch.
Step 4: Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
Have a small bowl (affiliate link) of water available to wet fingers.
Step 5: Gently roll tablespoons of cookie dough into balls with damp fingers. Toss the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.
Step 6: Place balls on the cookie sheet.
Gently flatten the cookie balls with the bottom of a glass or jar.
Step 7: Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
Step 8: Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- This recipe makes baking cookies quick and easy. Cut the sugar and enjoy warm chewy cookies in minutes with only a few simple ingredients.
- Substitute non-fat Greek yogurt for the light sour cream.
- The cocoa powder helps create a richer chocolate flavor. Skip it if you want.
- Use a regular cake mix, but note this adds 20 calories, 3 carbs, and 1 gram of fat per serving.
- If using a regular cake mix, reduce the water to 1 tablespoon.
- Try with a yellow cake mix for a more traditional snickerdoodle. No cocoa required.
- Enjoy with a little coffee or tea for a mid afternoon pick-me-up.
- Toss a couple cookies in when packing lunches.
- Eat cookies warm out of the oven with a glass of milk.
- Everyone loves a little sweet treat after dinner.
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Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 package (16 ounces) sugar-free cake mix
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup light sour cream
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees. For easy cleanup use parchment or a silpat liner on baking sheet. Or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the cake mix, cocoa, eggs, sour cream and water in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon. The dough will be stiff and sticky to the touch.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Have a small bowl of water available to wet fingers.
- Gently roll tablespoons of dough into balls with damp fingers. Toss the balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.
- Place balls on the cookie sheet. Gently flatten the cookie balls with the bottom of a glass or jar.
- Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe source: Eat What You Love Quick & Easy (affiliate link) by Marlene Koch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like these Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies, you might also like:
- Skinny Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookie Bars
- Skinny S'mores
- Low-Fat Spice Cake Mix Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 3-Ingredient Almond Apple Sugar-Free Cookies
- 2-Ingredient 7-up Cake Mix Cupcakes
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Simple & delicious!
Taste great. I enjoyed these cookies and had no idea they were sugar free.
I am wondering why the Nutrition info doesn’t include saturated fat and sugar? They are necessary to calculate Weight Watcher points. Thanks
Hi Charlene, The only way to accurately calculate WW SP for a recipe is to enter all the ingredients in the WW Recipe Builder. You can't use the calculator for recipes because of Zero Points Foods. Hope this make sense. Here's more information and a few Q&A's you may find helpful: https://simple-nourished-living.com/faqs-ww-weight-watchers-smartpoints/
Do you think Greek yogurt would work instead of the light sour cream?
Oops...I just found the answer to my question...
I can't stay out of the cookie jar. These are so yummy I have to hide them!
Can you add chocolate chips
my cookies taste gooey on the inside and I baked them 4 extra minutes. Any ideas?
Hi Regina, It's really hard to trouble shoot over the internet. These have never turned out gooey in the middle for me. I'd be sure to cook them until they are firm to the touch and let them cool for several minutes on the cookie sheets. Hope this helps. ~Martha