Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cake Mix Cookies

Watch for cake mix sales or coupons when they're a dollar or less.  These are so fast and easy and freeze well.
Ready to Bake


Cake Mix Cookies
1 box of cake mix with pudding if none, add box of instant pudding
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil or butter
1 cup of whatever you want or have on hand: chocolate or other flavored chips, nuts, M&Ms, crushed candy bits, raisins.  Be creative! If using a white cake mix you may want crushed toffee or butterscotch chips; if chocolate mix, chocolate chips and nuts.  A tsp. of flavored extract can enhance the flavor.  I've used chocolate mix, mint extract, and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Mint
Mix cake mix and baking power, toss in and mix eggs and melted butter or oil, then stir in one cup of  chips or nuts.  Batter will be stiff dough.

Drop by teaspoons on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 3 or 4 dozen.  Will look underbaked and puffy when done, but let sit for about 10 minutes to set before lifting off.  They'll be crisp on outside and chewy inside.

Ideas:  Spice cake mix, and nuts; lemon cake mix and lemon zest and drizzle with icing.  Many, many possibilities.