Duncan Hines Devil's Food Fudge Cookies Recipe In 20 Minutes

Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Fudge Cookies Recipe In 20 Minutes

Last Updated on August 8, 2022 by Zara R.

You have to try our lusciously sweet and chewy Duncan Hines devil’s food fudge cookies recipe. It’s hard to believe they take 20 minutes to make!

This recipe, like virtually all of our others, is incredibly versatile and flexible. This means you can customize it to your liking without having a cheffing degree! They are easy, packed with flavor and texture, and most importantly, won’t take up an entire day to make!

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Doesn’t That Just Sound Drool-Worthy?

This Duncan Hines devil’s food fudge cookies recipe is one of the quickest cookies we have ever made. And, you’d never guess it if you see how fancy they look – let alone taste!

This recipe is made using only a cake mix, eggs, oil, and some sweet add-ins. Once you have combined the ingredients, you simply shape out the cookies and bake them until they are done.

Yes, it is that easy! So, let’s have a look at some variations for today’s Duncan Hines devil’s food fudge cookies recipe before looking at exactly how to make them.

Variations of this recipe

You know we love to make recipes that are flexible. This one is no different! And, because it is already so incredibly simple, any changes that you make will be surprisingly easy. There is no need to change anything about the recipe to incorporate elements that you like.

So, naturally, you can change the size of these cookies. But, this Duncan Hines devil’s food fudge cookies recipe also allows you to change the add-in candies and treats.

Why do they call it devil's food

For the original recipe, they have to add specific chocolate and nuts. But, we always say that you should choose exactly what works best for you. So, if that’s milk chocolate chips, white choc chips, or dark chocolate chips, choose whatever tastes best for you.

And of course, when it comes to nuts, virtually any baking type will work great. This can include almonds, pecans, macadamia, hazelnuts, and pine nuts. And, if you don’t want to add any type of nut, that is perfectly fine too.

Now, getting to the more creative additions, we always love to add mini marshmallows. If you are making smaller fudge cookies, then chop them up too.

You can also add chocolate candy bits like M&M’s or Smarties. A sugar candy like Nerds will also make an interesting addition. While it definitely won’t be for everyone, you can incorporate these into themed birthday parties.

What You Need To Make This Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Fudge Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15.23-ounce box) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, optional

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet or baking tray
  • Non-stick baking paper or silicone mat
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixer
  • Scale, optional
  • Cooling rack
 

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Prepare your equipment and ingredients

To start, preheat your oven to 360ºF (180ºC). Then, line a cookie sheet (or any flat baking tray) with non-stick baking paper. You can also use a silicone mat if you’d like. Just don’t use cooking spray only.

Then, weigh out all of your ingredients and prepare them if need be.

Step 2: Make the cookie dough

First, add the food cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Then, make a small well in the center. Add the eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract inside.

Using a whisk, combine the ingredients together very well. Keep mixing until you have a uniform batter. Just before the batter comes together completely, you can add in your chocolate chips and almond pieces.

If you are using any other add-in, you can also incorporate it into the dough at this point.

Step 3: Shape the cookies

Divide the cookie dough into roughly 36 balls. You can use a scale to accurately measure them out. Or, you can make roughly 1 1/4-inch dough balls.

As you finish rolling one, place it onto your lined baking sheet. Space them about 2-inches apart from each other. This will help prevent them from merging in the oven.

Step 4: Bake your cookies

Finally, bake the cookies for roughly 10-12 minutes in your preheated oven. Do not overbake them. Your cookies will still look very moist and won’t be hard after this time. That’s exactly what you want!

Once baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Leave them at room temperature to cool completely.

Is devil's food cake mix the same as chocolate cake mix

Tips And Tricks

  • If you make smaller cookies, they can bake for slightly less time. The exact time is difficult to say because the size will affect that directly. But, we’d say for a 3/4-inch cookie ball, you can bake for 8-10 minutes. And naturally, for larger cookies, you will need to increase the baking time as well.
  • We always recommend testing 3 cookies before baking an entire tray. This will help ensure that they will bake correctly and prevent any baking blunders. If you, as an example, overmixed the dough, then the cookies will spread a ton. There are ways to salvage the overmixed dough, but you naturally have to identify the problem first. So, always test 3 cookies first.
  • If your cookies do spread and merge a ton, it is very likely that you overmixed the dough. To save the cookies, simply rest the raw-shaped cookie dough inside the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This will help set the structure and hopefully prevent any excessive spread during baking.

Preparations Times And Servings

What makes a cake Devil's food

In Conclusion

If you enjoyed this Duncan Hines devil’s food fudge cookies recipe, make sure to share it with your fellow cookie lovers and baking buddies. Believe us, they will be ecstatic about these decadently gourmet cookies that take less than 20 minutes to make.

If you are looking for some other cookie recipe ideas, you can go have a look on our site for more.

FAQs

Is there a difference between chocolate cake and devil’s food cake?

The key difference between these two types of cakes is the ingredients they use. This naturally changes the flavor and texture of the cake. A devil's food cake is much richer, darker in color, and very moist, soft, and chocolatey.

Is devil’s food cake mix the same as chocolate cake mix?

They are very similar, but there are some differences. The first is that devil's food cakes almost always use baking soda to give the cake a darker color and richer flavor. Then, it also contains butter and flour, but far fewer eggs. All of these elements help create a very unique cake texture.

What makes a cake Devil’s food?

These types of cakes (Devil's food cake) are usually made with butter (or a similar fat substitute like margarine)), flour, and fewer eggs. This is what mainly differentiates it from other chocolate cakes. This creates an uber-rich, soft, and moist cake texture.

Why do they call it devil’s food?

The term "deviled" was used in the 18th century to describe any type of food that was uber chocolatey, rich in flavor, dark, or spicy. And, because devil's food cake is rich in chocolate, it is considered to be so good it's sinful! Hence the name.

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Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Fudge Cookies Recipe In 20 Minutes

You have to try our lusciously sweet and chewy Duncan Hines devil's food fudge cookies recipe. It's hard to believe they take 20 minutes to make! This recipe, like virtually all of our others, is incredibly versatile and flexible. This means you can customize it to your liking without having a cheffing degree! They are easy, packed with flavor and texture, and most importantly, won't take up an entire day to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Baking Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: duncan hines devil's food fudge cookies recipe, Is devil's food cake mix the same as chocolate cake mix?, Is there a difference between chocolate cake and devil's food cake?, What makes a cake Devil's food?, Why do they call it devil's food?
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet or baking tray
  • Non-stick baking paper or silicone mat
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Scale, optional
  • Cooling Rack

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Prepare your equipment and ingredients
    To start, preheat your oven to 360ºF (180ºC). Then, line a cookie sheet (or any flat baking tray) with non-stick baking paper. You can also use a silicone mat if you'd like. Just don't use cooking spray only.
    Then, weigh out all of your ingredients and prepare them if need be.
  • Make the cookie dough
    First, add the food cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Then, make a small well in the center. Add the eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract inside.
    Using a whisk, combine the ingredients together very well. Keep mixing until you have a uniform batter. Just before the batter comes together completely, you can add in your chocolate chips and almond pieces.
    If you are using any other add-in, you can also incorporate it into the dough at this point.
    1 package (15.23-ounce box) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil's Food Cake Mix, 2 large eggs, room temperature, 1/2 cup canola oil, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • Shape the cookies
    Divide the cookie dough into roughly 36 balls. You can use a scale to accurately measure them out. Or, you can make roughly 1 1/4-inch dough balls.
    As you finish rolling one, place it onto your lined baking sheet. Space them about 2-inches apart from each other. This will help prevent them from merging in the oven.
  • Step 4: Bake your cookies
    Finally, bake the cookies for roughly 10-12 minutes in your preheated oven. Do not overbake them. Your cookies will still look very moist and won't be hard after this time. That's exactly what you want!
    Once baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
    Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Leave them at room temperature to cool completely.

Notes

If you make smaller cookies, they can bake for slightly less time. The exact time is difficult to say because the size will affect that directly. But, we'd say for a 3/4-inch cookie ball, you can bake for 8-10 minutes. And naturally, for larger cookies, you will need to increase the baking time as well.
We always recommend testing 3 cookies before baking an entire tray. This will help ensure that they will bake correctly and prevent any baking blunders. If you, as an example, overmixed the dough, then the cookies will spread a ton. There are ways to salvage
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