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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cookie Recipe

It's getting down to the line, many of us are scrambling to get the last minute Christmas stuff done. Here is a great last minute cookie recipe you can make for yourself, your guests or to give for gifts. You basically use cake mix as the base, from there you can add just about anything you want to customize your cookies. I had an out of date chocolate cake mix, I wasn't willing to toss it out, but I didn't trust using it to make a cake, so I used it to make a batch of chocolate cookies, I did add about a teaspoon of baking powder. They turned out pretty good, not quite as good as honest to goodness scratch made cookies, but they were still homemade and pretty tasty. The only thing I would do differently (on the chocolate ones) is I would add about a half cup of sugar, they weren't as sweet as I thought they should be. Another addition I am thinking of is candied cherries pushed into the center of each chocolate cookie.... yum!

Cake Mix Cookies

Using a purchased cake mix to make cookies is a fun way to save time in the kitchen. This recipe will work with any flavor of cake mix. You can also use Homemade Cake Mix.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients:

* 18 oz. pkg. cake mix (any flavor)
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 egg

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is thoroughly mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes. Cool two minutes on cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool.

If using chocolate cake mix, add 2 Tbsp. water along with egg. You can stir in chocolate chips, coated candy pieces, chopped nuts, or oatmeal. Frost the cookies, using canned frosting, or make sandwich cookies by spreading frosting between two cookies. These Cake Mix Cookies should be stored tightly covered at room temperature so they stay soft.
Original recipe can be found here:
http://busycooks.about.com/od/cookierecipes/r/cakemixcookies.htm



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3 comments:

  1. I've never heard of using cake mix for cookies. Thanks for the idea.

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  2. This is a great idea! Thanks Wretha! I'm going to try these with a few old cake mixes I have in the cupboard. We don't eat a lot of cake but we do eat cookies.

    Have a great Christmas! Glad you're better!

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  3. I used 3 boxes of cake mix (2 chocolate fudge flavored and 1 milk chocolate flavored cake mix) to make a bunch of cookies to take to the Christmas Eve church special. I also used frosting to fill the cookies and make them into cookie sandwiches. Some of the cookies were rolled in crushed peppermint pillow mints (these are softer than the hard candies). Most of the cookies were eaten, they turned out pretty good. :)
    Wretha

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