Place cake mix, eggs, oil and water into a stand mixer, mixing on medium until well combined. Add mini chocolate chips and transfer to a large bowl.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. With a spoon, spoon cake batter into the center of hot skillet, about 3 tablespoons. With spoon, spread into a round circle.
Let cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until cooked through. Transfer to cake stand. Continue cooking pan "cakes" until you've prepared the amount you'd like.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
To prepare cookie dough, place butter and sugar into a stand mixer, beating on medium to cream for 3 minutes. Add vanilla, then flour, salt and chocolate chips, beating on low. Slowly drizzle in melted butter until well combined.
Spoon a few tablespoons of dough over pan "cakes" and bake for 5 minutes to melt. Remove, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!
*Prepare the number of pancakes you need on day 1 then refrigerate leftovers and use for another use.