I know what you're thinking...and yes, they do look like what you think they look like...believe me, it was NOT intentional. This is not some delayed Valentine's Day joke--it's a fun accident... First, a correction: the first easiest cookie you can bake is the one that comes in prepackaged dough. This is the second--from a cake mix...and it's really good! You can classify this recipe under 'redneck loves'...
The texture of these cookies was crispy, yet chewy at the same time. If you use a vanilla yellow cake mix (like I did), the cookies will taste buttery and finish with a full vanilla flavor. These cookies are crowd-pleasers. Make them anytime you are short on time, but are asked to bring something sweet to a social gathering.
CAKE MIX COOKIES
Adapted from the Duncan Hines website
- 1 box ANY cake mix (I used vanilla yellow cake mix--but you could certainly use chocolate)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- ANY flavorings, nuts, chips, dried fruit, etc. (I used small peppermint patties pressed into dough before baking)
Add 1/2 cup oil and two eggs to one box of cake mix. Add chips, nuts, and flavorings if desired.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Makes ~36 cookies
Think about all the flavor possibilities!!! Almond flavoring and masaschino cherry halves, rum flavoring and chopped walnuts, orange zest and dried cranberries or chocolate chips, lemon zest and dried blueberries, etc., etc., etc....have fun with it!