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Amanda Bearse: Danny's Devil Food
Chocolate Cookies (the easy way)

About the Recipe

My Grandma Mary was the Christmas cookie baker during my childhood, and I thought she alone had come up with this Devil’s Food cookie recipe. They were delicious, but it was my older brother, Danny, who CRAVED them…so much so that they became known in my family as “Danny Cookies”. Danny had a powerful spirit & lived a vibrant life, but he flew off the planet at age 26…he’s lived on in my memories these past decades, and forever & always when his cookies appear. The recipe below is a current one, but the results are the same.



Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Author Sara Phillips


  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix

  • 2 eggs

  • 6 TBSP butter melted

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°

  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated.

  3. Using your hands, make 1" balls with the dough.

  4. Roll the ball through the powdered sugar and place it on an (ungreased) cookie sheet.

  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

  6. Let cool for 5-10 minutes and then move them to a cooling rack.

  7. ENJOY!

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