Preheat the oven to 350F degrees & line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, melted butter & eggs until smooth.
Optionally, beat in the food coloring for a more vivid red color.
Mix in the chocolate chips. I like to reserve a couple tablespoons for placing on top of each cookie.
Form into balls about 1 - 1.5 tablespoons in size and place 2 inches apart on a lined cookie sheet. I use a cookie scoop for this.
Optionally dot the top of each cookie with a few extra chocolate chips.
Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the tops look set.
Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Do not prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.
If your box of cake mix is 15oz, I recommend using ⅓ cup melted butter instead.
Using red food coloring will give the cookies a more vivid red color. I used a few drops of red food coloring for the cookies photographed.
Nutrition information is based off of 1 cookie, with the recipe yielding 34 cookies total.
Storage & Makeahead Details: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Baked and cooled cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. I do not recommend freezing the cookie dough for this recipe.