Looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth the other day, I turned to the internet and typed in chocolate chips -- the base ingredient I was hoping to use. Of course, thousands of responses came back, and with them, a recipe for Cake Mix cookies.
I had never heard of these before, but the basis is that it uses a boxed cake mix as the main ingredient. I whipped these up in about five minutes and 20 minutes later, I was enjoying them while watching What Not to Wear.
You'd be right in thinking that their consistency is not quite cookie like, and definitely not cake like. But they were easy and the possibilities of flavour combinations are endless -- white cake mix with chocolate chips, chocolate mix with white chocolate chips, chocolate mix with mint/butterscotch/peanut butter chocolate chips! Not bad for a five minute mix.
- 1 package of dry chocolate cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, butter, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth and well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Be sure to put them far apart as they get really big.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.