Kodiak cookies are soft, buttery, and chocolatey, and are made with whole grain Kodiak Cake Flapjack and Waffle Mix. The recipe includes Kodiak chocolate chip cookies and variations for Peanut Butter Kodiak Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Kodiak Cookies.
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These cookies are made with Kodiak Pancake Mix instead of flour for the perfect chocolate chip cookies that are easy to make and have a hint of familiar breakfast flavor.
Whether you want to use extra pancake mix or are a seasoned Kodiak recipes fan, this recipe is easy to follow and bake in just a few minutes. Three variations in one recipe, so there’s something to satisfy every cookie lover!
What are Kodiak Cake Cookies?
Kodiak Cake cookies are chocolate chip cookies made with pancake mix instead of flour. The pancake mix contains whole grain flour as well as leavening ingredients for chewy, soft, and easy chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, or oatmeal raisin cookies.
Why You’ll Love This Kodiak Cookies Recipe
- Higher Protein. Using the Kodiak Cake Mix makes higher protein cookies than cookies made with the same amount of all-purpose flour because the mix contains whey protein.
- Three Fun Variations. Included here are three recipes using Kodiak Pancake Mix so there is a variation for everyone. Try one or make all three!
- Depth of Flavor. Kodiak Cake Mix adds just a little something extra to these cookies. The Flapjack and Waffle Mix has a hearty flavor from whole grains to give these cookies a richer flavor than traditional chocolate chip cookies.
- Butter: Unsalted, softened butter for rich and creamy cookie dough.
- Brown Sugar: Brown sugar gives cookies a molasses sweetness. Use light brown sugar, packed into a measuring cup, or dark brown sugar can be used if preferred.
- Granulated Sugar: White sugar and brown sugar are the perfect cookie combo.
- Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract is a cookie staple.
- Egg: Eggs help the ingredients hold together in all three variations.
- Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix: Use this mix in place of flour for hearty and comforting cookies.
- Salt: Omit if using salted butter.
- Chocolate Chips: Semi Sweet chips for classic chocolate chip cookie goodness.
Additional Variation Ingredients
Omit the chocolate chips from the original recipe and grab these additional ingredients to make either peanut butter cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies!
Peanut Butter Kodiak Cookies
- Peanut Butter: Smooth, no-stir peanut butter is best. Natural varieties can make cookies greasy or spread too much.
- Granulated Sugar: Additional sugar for rolling the cookies in before baking for a sweet and crispy exterior.
Oatmeal Raisin Kodiak Cookies
- Oatmeal: Old-fashioned style oatmeal, also called rolled oats is best.
- Cinnamon: A sweet and flavorful spice for classic oatmeal raisin cookies.
- Raisins: Black or golden raisins for chewy fruit flavor.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Kodiak Cookies
For the complete recipe and measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and smooth.
Step 3: Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the creamed butter mixture and mix together until a light cream color and smooth.
Step 4: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Kodiak Cakes mix and salt until combined.
Step 5: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend in on low speed until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter until combined.
Step 6: Scoop the chocolate chips by 2 tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet at least 2-3 inches apart.
Step 7: Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy.
How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies
Step 1: Add peanut butter to butter and sugar when creaming.
Step 2: Roll dough balls in additional granulated sugar and press down gently on the balls with a fork, creating a cross-hatch pattern.
How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Step 1: Mix cinnamon with Kodiak Cakes Mix and salt.
Step 2: Fold the oatmeal and raisins into the dough after mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
- Switch Up the Chocolate. Dark, milk, or white chocolate chips, mini chips, or chocolate chunks can be substituted for semisweet chocolate chips if preferred.
- Only Use Flapjack and Waffle Mix. Kodiak Cakes brand makes a variety of mixes that have similar packaging but vary in their amounts of sugar, leavening, or other added ingredients. This recipe is best when made with the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix and is not a recipe for Kodiak Power Flour as the flour does not contain a leavening ingredient and will result in flat cookies.
- Allow Cookies to Cool on the Baking Sheet. Most baked goods, including cookies, firm or set up as they cool when they are left on the baking sheet. If you’ve ever tried to transfer a hot cookie off of a baking sheet, it may have broken or lost its shape. For the perfect balance of crispy and chewy, slightly underbake and then allow the Kodiak cookies to remain on the baking sheet for 2-5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
- Use a Cookie Scoop. A cookie scoop is one of the handiest kitchen tools I can think of. I use various sizes for cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and anything I need to evenly scoop. Scoop cookies onto parchment or a silicone baking mat for round cookies that spread symmetrically and bake to perfection!
- Weigh Kodiak Mix. Using a food scale is a convenient way to make sure you have just the right amount of Kodiak Baking Mix for your cookies. While totally optional, a food scale is helpful for weighing dry ingredients, especially flour or baking mixes that may have settled while being stored.
With three variations in one recipe, plus mix-in options, this cookie is perfect for any palate. Try one, or more, of these mix-ins:
- Cranberry: Add ½ cup dried cranberries to chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies.
- Almond: Use ½ teaspoon almond extract in place of vanilla extract and fold in ½ cup of sliced or slivered almonds. Combine cranberry and almond mix-ins for oatmeal cranberry almond Kodiak cookies.
- Macadamia Nuts: Fold in ½ cup macadamia nuts to any cookie variation.
- M&M’s Candy: Fold in ¾ cup of M&M’s chocolate candies, regular, peanut, or mini, to chocolate chip cookies or press a few M&M’s into the top of peanut butter cookies while they are still hot. Perfect for seasonal holidays!
Kodiak Cake chocolate chip cookies are delicious when served warm with milk, coffee, or hot chocolate. Make a cookie sundae or sandwich with your favorite ice cream.
You can also drizzle any of the three variations with melted chocolate, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread. Cookies freeze well and store easily so they are a great Kodiak snack for lunch boxes and road trips.
- Storing: Cookies keep in a covered airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
- Freezing: Cookies can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Separate cookies with parchment or wrap them in plastic wrap for easy snacking!
It’s fun, easy, and just plain delicious to use pancake mix to make cookies. Most pancake mixes will contain several ingredients that can be used to take the place of one or more traditional cookie ingredients. This Kodiak Mix recipe uses Flapjack and Waffle Mix in place of flour and leavening for cookies that are loaded with whole grains and quick to make!
Tools Needed to Make This Recipe
- Cookie Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
- Glass Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Rubber Scraper
- Stand Mixer or Electric Hand Mixer
- Heat Safe Spatula or Turner
- Wire Cooling Rack
- Cookie Scoop (optional)
- Food Scale (optional)
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