Cookies. I think I love cookies more than cake, more than candy. I love making cookies and I love passing out cookies to neighbors and friends. I’ve come across a lot of cookie recipes on line, that are made with a boxed cake mix. Now, you know I am not a fan of cake mixes. But twice in the past week, I have used them. I have been so curious about these cookies so I had to try it. Even if you are not a baker, you can do this. It is the easiest thing ever! There are so many variations. I made chocolate this time……..rolled in powdered sugar. Remember the Chocolate Crinkle cookies that people have been making for years? Well, these are like those. They are chewy, soft and delicious. Did I mention they make a great ice cream sandwich? I may have made one….or two.
Seriously, I do not like the processed taste of boxed mixes. I have several ways of getting rid of that chemical taste if ever I use a boxed mix, (future post) but I really prefer a cake from scratch. But I will definitely make these cookies again. In fact today I think I will do a snickerdoodle version for my neighbor who is feeling a bit under the weather.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
1 box of devils food cake mix (any brand)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (you can use 1 stick of softened butter, but I used oil)
powder sugar for rolling
Dump everything in a bowl and stir well with a wooden spoon. Scoop into golf ball sized balls, roll in powdered sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. I made slightly bigger cookies and baked them for 11 minutes.
That’s it!!!! Can you believe it?? ok, my non baker friends….do this!! you can, you can!!!
- add chocolate chips, m&m’s or nuts
- use a white or yellow cake mix and mix in confetti candies or sprinkles (great for kids)
- use a white or yellow cake mix and add a tsp of vanilla. Then roll balls in cinnamon sugar