Friday, June 17, 2011

Cake Mix Cookies

I occasionally bake cakes from scratch, but more often that not, I use cake mixes.  They're easy, they're cheap, they're quick, and they taste good.  A few weeks ago, I noticed a recipe on the side of the Pillsbury Funfetti box for Cake Mix Cookies.  It seemed amazingly simple, so I gave it a try.

Cake Mix Cookies

                                       1 pkg. cake mix                    2 eggs
                                       1/3 c. vegetable oil

Heat oven to 375.  Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in large bowl.  Stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten to 1/4 inch thickess with bottom of glass dipped in flour.  Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.   Makes about 3 dozen.


Yum!  They had a different texture than traditional cookies, yet I wouldn't really call them cake-like either.  Definitely tasty though.

I decided to try a chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines Devil's Food this time) and experiment with mix-ins.  Trevor and I mixed up the cookie dough, then divided it in thirds.



We left the first third plain and skipped the step about flattening the dough.  After baking them, we sprinkled them with powdered sugar.  Very tasty- they reminded me of fudgy brownies.

 

 We added a ton of chocolate chips to the next third.  They were gooey and delicious.


We added Guittard mint chocolate chips to the final third.  So delicious!  I can't believe such a good cookie was so simple to make.


I still love baking cookies from scratch, but for speed and convenience you can't beat cake mix cookies!  We'll try some other flavors the next time we need something quick and easy for a potluck.

2 comments:

  1. I like to make s'mores cookies from cake mix! You prepare them the same was as the regular cake cookies with a chocolate cake mix, you then put them on the pan and top with 3 or 4 mini-marshmallows on each blob of dough. Bake them for the regular time and as soon as they come out of the oven put crumbled up graham crackers on top. They are really good and super easy!!

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