Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

This nostalgic recipe produces the easiest chocolate chip cookies ever! These are Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies and are perfectly soft and gooey! No biscuits here!

This is one of those recipes that has been around for ages. It’s actually in a few of my mom’s old recipe boxes.

Bisquick Cookies? You can’t get anymore 80’s-tastic than that!

Maybe we could call them Cookie Surprise or Cookie Delight! There are SO many recipe cards in my mom’s stash that are some sort of weird conglomeration of ingredients, where “Surprise” is thrown on the end.  The 80’s were a weird time.


Anyhow, using Bisquick in cookies really does make a lot of sense. All the dry ingredients are pretty much mixed together for you! BUT a few wrong turns and these could easily be turned into Chocolate Chip Biscuits…and while that sounds delicious in it’s own right, when you want a cookie, a biscuit texture is no bueno.

Which leads me to today…

I have actually made these for years, the way that my mom’s books say to…and they are good…BUT I tweaked the recipe just a touch and found the perfect balance.

Soft, but not cakey…crispy on the edge while still being chewy in the center.

Bisquick cookies…soon to be your new favorite.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

They appear a little lighter in color than my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe…if this bothers you go ahead and use all brown sugar in the recipe or even dark brown sugar. Either would be fine.

BUT I like the combo of white and light brown in these.  Just my thang.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

Also I love a salty cookie, so I have tried these adding a little more salt to the dough. Don’t do it. The Bisquick is salty enough on it’s own it doesn’t need you going in and messing up the mix.

Trust me on this. I learned the hard way.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

I used my cookie scoop to get these guys going…

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

And see how they spread *just the right amount?

Be careful not to overbake these, as you will end up with more of a biscuity-cakey texture. And they could get hard.

Just bake them until the bottoms appear lightly browned and take them out.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

The tops will appear underdone. That’s the trick!

Believe me.

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

Let them cool…or don’t. I never do…

Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies! A total time saver and SO GOOD!

Totally gorgeous.

Make ’em. Love ’em.



Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies


makes 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and both sugars for 1 -2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, egg and yolk and beat until mixed evenly, scraping sides as necessary.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in Bisquick and mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop cookie dough onto lined baking sheet, about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes until edges just get golden. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Averie @ Averie Cooks

Ive always wanted to try Bisquick in cookies and see what happens! Looks pretty darn amazing!! pinned

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Well I’ve never! These look delicious and I would never have though to use Bisquick in cookies! My mom’s recipe box certainly didn’t have any of these…though it did have a lot of “Blah, blah, blah Surprise” recipes! They crack me up because there is usually nothing surprising about them!

Jessica S.

Sounds lovely. Do you think the Heart Smart or Gluten Free Bisquick mixes would work as well? Thanks.

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

I’ve never heard of using bisquick in cookies befroe, but they look great. The texture on the inside looks really moist. Thanks for sharing.

Chloe @ foodlikecake

The texture of these look amazing! I love it 🙂

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

What a great idea. It’s like using self-rising flour.

Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

I think I actually had these in the 80’s. They sound wonderful. I love all the photos but especially the 2 with the melted chocolate chips. They look like little bear claws. 🙂

Rosi Picoott

Just made these cookies…following directions…8 min. baking with 5 min. resting and they were raw in the middle…baked the next pan 2 min. longer and 5 min. resting…..they were a little better…3rd. pan…12 min. and 5 min. resting…my conclusion is the cookie tastes like biscuits with chocolate chips…lacking the rich buttery flavor of toll house cookies. Sorry folks!

Cookbook Queen

I always have Bisquick but have never made these or even HEARD of them!! I have no doubt the boys would inhale them in two seconds.

Coco in the Kitchen

Cookies made w Bisquick – this is genius! These are on the agenda for baking w Daisy tonight!

Cookin Canuck

It’s always…ALWAYS…a bad idea for me to come to your blog when I’m trying to cut back on sugar. These look so darn good!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

These look phenomenal!! I love a good chocolate chip cookie and these look perfect!

Laura @ Laura

These look soft and yummy! I’m really surprised they are made with bisquick mix. I have never heard of bisquick cookies before.


I first ran across the Bisquick cookie recipe a year or two ago, made them once, and thought they were pretty good. I agree with you about them being nice and salty the way they are. I also love your assessment of 80s recipes. So true! Thanks for tweaking them to be even better. I’ll have to try them this way.

sue/the view from great island

How have I never heard of these? The texture looks JUST perfect!


What??? Am I the only one who has heard of Bisquick cookies??? I`m totally missing out on these all my life! 😀


I just made these and they were delicious! This recipe is a keeper!

Linda Little

I made these for Easter using pastel m&m’s. They were a hit. I usually don’t care for a flat cookie, but these were an exception. I will try them again using red, white & blue m&m’s for the 4th of July.


Wow this looks delicious!


Hi I love the look of these cookies it wht is a bisquick ? N if I can’t find it wht r the options ? Love ure recipies


It’s funny- I just came across your recipe today and when I went to grab a box of art supplies I had in the basement, I came across a mini-bound 1973 Bisquick cookbook I’d forgotten I had, and this recipe was inside! I think that means I’m supposed to try this out 🙂 They look so yummy- thank you for sharing!


Awesome recipe! I subbed the GF version of Bisquick cup for cup, and added 1/4 c. almond milk to add moistness to the batter (GF batters tend to run dry). Totally making these again. Thanks Shelly!


I made these because I was out of flour and only had Heart Smart Bisquick. Followed the directions mostly; 1 TBSP of vanilla surprised me. Had to use 1/8 of dark brown sugar with 5/8 of light brown sugar. Also used Dark chocolate chips.
They came out more as little cakes and didn’t spread out at ten minutes of cooking. They browned on the top before the sides.
They taste okay, just wanted something flatter and gooey.


These were amazing!!! Best cookies I have ever made!! Using this recipe from now on forever ?????


I made these using Krusteze Heart Healthy Buttermilk Pancake Mix, and they turned out really good. My kids gobbled them up!


I made these using Krusteze Heart Healthy Buttermilk Pancake Mix, and they turned out really good. My kids gobbled them up! They weren’t flat at all! I’d make them again using the same pancake mix.