Chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack

Mimi’s Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When I was a little girl, my sisters and I would sometimes spend the weekend on the family farm with my grandmother, whom we called Mimi. She would let us do all kinds of things we couldn’t do at home. We’d walk along the road, an almost one-lane, orange chert, country road, and gather pine cones, leaves, or flowers depending on the season. Mimi would let us drive her prized, white and yellow, Cub Cadet Lawn Mower, help her with her mutton tallow business for a real paycheck, play in the shallows of the frigid Piney River, and explore the woods for wildflowers. But the one thing my grandmother ALWAYS let us do, that we didn’t do too much at home, was make chocolate chip cookies. A quick and easy chocolate chip cookie recipe wasn’t something we wanted back then. Little girls love to add the ingredients, to pour, sift, and stir. We had so much fun and made some wonderful memories.

As Mimi got older, she still enjoyed making cookies but liked a simpler approach. I’m not sure where she got this recipe, but she LOVED IT! She made these cookies often to take to Wednesday night prayer meeting and gave them to the children that attended.

I decided to use this recipe a few years ago, for some quick Christmas cookies for our neighbors, and have never looked back. It’s quick, easy, and the cookies are delicious!



Chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack

Mimi's Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For our family, I double this recipe, and if I’m making them for a crowd, I quadruple it.



  • 1 pkg. white cake mix I use yellow, but you could use chocolate if you wanted
  • ½ c. vegetable oil I use Canola
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips about 1/2 a bag
  • ½ c. pecans chopped (optional)



  • Preheat oven to 350°. Blend cake mix, oil, water, and eggs together. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet. Cookies are done when edges start to turn brown. Top of cookies will be pale. Cool on wire rack.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Looking for other quick and easy cookie recipes?

Try this peanut butter cookie recipe from or this sugar cookie recipe from Genius Kitchen. Yummy!

These would be a great dessert to go with some hot, and slightly spicy, Taco Soup.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I hear the chocolate chips kids calling.

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