Saturday, January 22, 2011
Cake Batter Cookies
Remember when I posted this cake batter bark? Well if you don't you should REALLY check it out- it's so stinkin' good. That recipe called for a teaspoon and change of cake mix, leaving me with a big (almost) full box of cake mix. Of all the things to stress about in life this certainly did not top my list- I can always find a use for cake mix.
Enter these cookies. My husband has a bit of a cookie problem and eats them faster than anyone I know, so keeping cookies in the house is never a problem for me because they are often gone before I go to get some. These cookies were exactly as I expected- delicious with a subtly cakey vanillay taste. (Do you notice I like to add the letter "y" to words? Who knows... let's just go with the flow on this one.) I liked how soft and fluffy they were and the chocolate added a nice contrast to the mix. You can get crafty here and use any flavor cake mix you want- I used yellow- but whatever you have will work.
Source: All Recipes
1 (18.25 oz.) box cake mix
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2-In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. (It was a bit crumbly for me so I used my hands to really mix it well- it's not as smooth as typical dough.)
3-Stir in chocolate chips, or your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
4- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.