These pancake mix cookies are the easiest way to make chocolate chip cookies! They're soft and chewy, with chocolate chips in each bite and a delicious buttermilk pancake flavor. The best part is that you need just a handful of ingredients and one bowl to make them!
Pancake mix is always a convenient way to make a delicious breakfast, but did you know you can use it to make cookies, too?
Actually, you can use pancake mix to make many unconventional recipes. I've used it to make biscuits with pancake mix, crepes with pancake mix, and even pancake mix muffins! Out of all the pancake mix recipes out there, these pancake mix cookies are my absolute favorite!
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Why You'll Love These Cookies Made With Pancake Mix
The cookies are delicious. The cookies are soft and chewy with slightly crispy edges and a pancake-like flavor. You'll never want to make homemade chocolate chip cookies any other way again!
Makes perfectly baked cookies every time. If you've ever struggled to get your cookies to turn out just right, this is the recipe for you! I've made it too many times to keep count, and every time the cookies turn out the exact same, and they're just perfect.
Fewer ingredients. If you have pancake mix, I can almost guarantee you have everything else you need. Plus, since the mix replaces flour, baking soda, and baking powder, you don't have to measure as many items!
- Butter- I use unsalted butter since the pancake mix has salt in it.
- Granulated sugar and brown sugar- Creamed with butter to make a light and fluffy mixture and give the cookies that classic sweet flavor.
- Egg- essential to bind the ingreidents.
- Vanilla extract- a must-have ingredient when making cookies for the best flavor.
- Pancake mix- I used Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix, but any pancake mixes will work great!
- Chocolate chips- for classic cookies. You can change it up by using white chocolate chips, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips.
How To Make Pancake Mix Cookies
Step 1: Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Cream the butter. In a large bowl, beat the butter with both sugars until light in color and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture until smooth.
Step 3: Make the dough. Add the pancake mix of your choice to the bowl and gently mix it with the rest of the ingredients with a rubber spatula. Then, fold in the chocolate chips until they're evenly incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Bake. Scoop around two tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheet - an ice cream scoop works great - leaving two inches of space between the cookies as they spread. Bake both batches of cookies one at a time for 10-12 minutes until they're lightly golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet and serving. Enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- When you add the pancake mix, be sure not to overmix the dough. You'll just want to stir until the ingreidents first combine.
- If you prefer your cookies to be slightly undercooked, only bake them for about 8 minutes. You'll want to check on them towards the end of baking to make sure they reach your desired doneness.
- If you like your cookies to have crispy edges, let them cool on the baking sheet before enjoying them.
Room temperature: Store any leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or sealed bag for about a week or two. I always add a slice of bread with the cookies. I know it sounds weird, but the bread soaks up any extra moisture and keeps the cookies soft and fresh.
In the freezer: To keep them for longer, you can also store the cookies in a freezer bag for about 8 months. I think they're amazing frozen, but you can let the cookies either thaw at room temperature or in the fridge. You can also warm up a cookie in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use pancake mix to make cookies?
Yes, cookies can be made with pancake mix, and that's exactly what this recipe is all about! The pancake mix takes the place of the flour, baking powder, and salt to work as a leavening agent in the cookies.
Can I use any kind of pancake mix to make cookies?
Yes! You can use any mix that you want. The cookies will turn out a little different with each one, but they'll all be delicious! Try using different ones and see which one you like best. My two favorites are Krusteaz and Hungry Jack buttermilk mix.
What other recipes can be made with pancake mix?
There are endless possibilities of recipes that can be made with pancake mix! If you love this recipe, you have to try making one of these:
- Crepes with pancake mix
- Funnel cake with pancake mix
- Air fryer Oreos
- Kruzteaz waffles
- Sheet pan pancakes
Other Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies without Brown Sugar
- Sour Cream Cookies
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- No Bake Christmas Cookies
- Small Batch Sugar Cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup pancake mix
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Beat the butter with both sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and stir until smooth.
- Fold in pancake mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, being careful not to over-mix. Finally, fold in chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
- Scoop around 2 tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between the cookies as they spread.
- Bake the cookies in batches for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool them completely before removing them from the baking sheet and serving.
This recipe works great with any pancake mix, so use your favorite one!
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 7.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 35.4gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 17.2gProtein: 4.7g