When you were a kid, did you help your mom or grandmother in the kitchen? I was lucky to have a stay at home mom who did a lot of cooking/baking from scratch. My Gram, who was my dad’s mom, was an even better baker than my mom (Shhhh…don’t tell mom I said that!!) When we would visit Gram, she would always have cookies, a pie or a cake ready for my sister and I to help with. If we were visiting for the whole weekend, we would usually make several yummy baked goods. With 6 kids in the family, Gram was always baking something and sending us home with it!
Now that I am a mom, I love to bake with my kids. My son would rather play on his Xbox, but my daughter is always up to help me bake something delicious. With spring break here, Caitlin is off all week, so we can bake for Easter! I am so ready to make some delicious Nutty Chocolate Fudge Cookies! I am a big fan of the whole sweet and salty concept, so these are right up my alley! With the rich fudge and the salty pistachios, my mouth does a happy dance with every bite!
These Nutty Chocolate Fudge Cookies are perfect for just about any occasion! We love to make several batches and share them with our friends, neighbors and my husband’s co-workers. There is a guy at my husband’s job who asks my husband at least twice a week if I am baking anything that week! What is great about these Nutty Chocolate Fudge Cookies, is you can use any nuts you like. Not a fan of pistachios? Just substitute walnuts, pecans or even peanuts are wonderful on these cookies. Just play with the recipe and have fun!
- 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios (set aside half for later)
- 1 chocolate cookie icing pouch (I use Betty Crocker)
- 1/3 cup multi colored chocolate covered sunflower seeds (From your local craft store)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl add the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil. Mix until well blended.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake in 350°preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Place cookie sheet on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
- Transfer cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack to completely cool.
- Ice each cookie with the chocolate cookie icing squeeze pouch.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios onto each cookie.
- Sprinkle 8-10 sunflower seeds on top of each cookie.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysMarch 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm
Those sound so good I wish I had one right now 🙂
Kathy saysMarch 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm
These cookies look so good! I know my girls would love to eat them too. I’m going to have to save this recipe so I can make them later. Yum!
Meagan saysMarch 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm
My kids would eat the entire batch in minutes! I bet they taste even better than they look (and they are adorable).
Pam saysMarch 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm
These look so good! I love chocolate anything so I know I would love these.
Brett Beyer saysMarch 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm
I don’t know why, but the concept of the sesame seeds on top of the cookies is really appealing to me. I may have to just try that!
Sarah Bailey saysMarch 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm
Oh yum these look amazing, I definitely need to try them 🙂 x
Liz Mays saysMarch 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm
Can I just dive in and eat the whole batch? They look so fudgy and fantastic, Kelly!!!! I want!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMarch 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm
This is some next level stuff. We’ve got chocolate cookies. We’ve got chocolate icing. We’ve got chocolate covered seeds on top of it all. Boom!
Dawn Lopez saysMarch 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm
Man, I could use a chocolate cookie right now! These look absolutely more’ish. I bet y family would flip out if I make them this weekend. 🙂
Amber NElson saysMarch 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm
Those look heavenly. I can’t wait to try these at home!
Tammilee Tips saysMarch 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm
These cookies look so good!! I am a huge chocolate fanatic this would be the perfect dessert.
Ann Bacciaglia saysMarch 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm
These cookies look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to make some this weekend. The kids are going to love them.
Stacie saysMarch 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm
These cookies sure look yummy. I’ll have to add them to my must try list. So many recipes, so little time!
Dawn McAlexander saysMarch 18, 2016 at 10:28 am
I agree that these look tasty. I have also saved so many recipes, and don’t have much time! I don’t think I have ever had a fudge cookie before- it sounds tasty!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids saysMarch 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm
Such a great idea to use a cake mix! My kids also love to bake with me, especially my 10 year old.
Adelina Priddis saysMarch 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm
OH I love cookies. My mom was in the kitchen a lot too, and she always made sure to involve us.
Dawn McAlexander saysMarch 18, 2016 at 12:08 am
Those look perfect for Easter. I love all of the pastel colors. Great idea!
Sabrina saysMarch 18, 2016 at 12:19 am
These look so delicious! My husband is a cookie fiend and he’d probably steal all of these!
Jeanine saysMarch 18, 2016 at 9:07 am
These look so incredible. I saw them on facebook and had to get the recipe. These look so good. Can’t wait to make them!
Amy Desrosiers saysMarch 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm
These cookies look spectacular! I would love to make a batch for my daughter’s birthday on Easter!
Jeni Hawkins saysMarch 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Nuts…chocolate…fudge….cookies. ALL of these elements have my mouth watering! YUMMY!!! I’m making these this weekend, FOR SURE!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysMarch 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm
These look like some yummy cookies!
And I like your easy-to-follow recipe description.
Carlee C saysMarch 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm
OH, I love these! They look perfect for Easter and spring in general. I think these would also be excellent for a tea party.
Onica (MommyFactor) saysMarch 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm
These looks amazing delicious. Nothing like a homemade cookie to enjoy.
Toughcookiemommy saysMarch 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm
These fudge cookies look so good. My son is a chocolate addict so he would gobble these right up.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry saysMarch 19, 2016 at 8:49 am
Oh what a rather fabulous treat for Easter. I am in love.
florentina saysMarch 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm
You had me at chocolate and then those cute happy colors on top !
Dahn saysMarch 20, 2016 at 12:25 am
I always loved helping my mom and grandma in the kitchen. These cookies look fabulous
Paula Schuck saysMarch 20, 2016 at 10:30 am
I am always looking for new cookie recipes to try. These look so delicious i know they will be a hit with my family.
Janell Poulette saysMarch 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm
I love cookies! I don’t think I have tried a recipe like this! Thanks for sharing!
Jolina - The Unlikely Baker saysMarch 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm
I don’t have kids so I will make these awesome cookies for myself. All for ME ME ME lol. These look great. I will most likely sub walnuts as I just happen to have a whole bag. Can’t wait to try!
J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all saysMarch 23, 2016 at 9:17 am
These cookies look and sound amazing for spring and Easter! So so cute!
Sara Maniez | Life's Little Sweets saysMarch 23, 2016 at 10:01 am
This looks like a nice dose of chocolate when you need it! I love chocolate, these look so delicious, thank you for sharing this recipe!
The Food Hunter saysMarch 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm
I know a few people that would love these
Anne Murphy saysMarch 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm
My mom taught me to cook from scratch, which was wonderful! But like this, we also used mixes, and sometimes combined them a bit, because then I could handle that on my own, before I was really up to more complex recipes! I felt so creative and independent! LOL
I’ve never seen candied sunflower seeds – that’s interesting!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy saysMarch 31, 2016 at 10:15 am
These look like awesome ooey gooey chocolate cookies….I would love one right now!!
Rosie saysSeptember 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm
These cookies look amazing, sure make good use of a mix and a pouch of frosting. We were very lucky our mom was a stay-at-home mom, I cherish that, I started baking by helping my older sister, it was fun!