Recipe Friday: Cake Mix Cookies
This is an incredibly easy recipe that uses cake mixes as the foundation for the cookie and creates a very simple cookie when following the directions, but I love it when I approach it from the perspective of it being a blank canvas. I can then do all kinds of yummy things with it. For example, you could put dark chocolate shavings in a German Chocolate cake mix and a little bit of almond extract to make an out of this world chocolate cookie. Or use a lemon cake mix and put craisins in the batter or fresh lemon zest. I love surprising folks by using the strawberry cake mix with pieces of freeze-dried strawberries and then I create a strawberry glaze to go over the top of the cookies using confectioners sugar, milk, and a little bit of strawberry puree. Bottom line it’s got tons of possibilities and cake mixes are something that I am always getting dirt cheap with coupons. In fact, I get the cake mixes for less than the actual cookie mixes and the cake mix makes a heck of a lot more cookies than those bland cookie mixes do. Enjoy!
CAKE MIX COOKIES:
Mix 1 box of cake mix with 2 eggs and ½ cup of vegetable oil. (Coconut oil always tastes divine in this recipe). Stir by hand until all the lumps are gone. Then add ½ to 1/3 cup of your desired “special ingredients”. This step is optional.
Drop by the teaspoon on a cookie sheet using parchment paper on top, not an oil of any kind.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
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