So when I'm not out trying different foods, I do enjoy cooking. I've decided to start a new category entitled: "What I'm cooking!" This category will feature recipes and instructions for foods I make when I'm not out fooding. The first recipe I want to share are these easy chewy chocolate cakemix cookies I recently discovered. My boyfriend usually is not a huge fan of cookies, but he devours these everytime I make them.
So usually I like to make cookies from scratch. They taste a lot better than store bought fresh baked cookies, or frozen cookie dough cookies. However, I recently tried making cookies based on a recipe I found off of a cake box mix. And they taste great! Just like cookies from scratch, but without all the work. Total time to make these including prep and baking is less than 1/2hr!
I have tried variations of the recipe I read off of a Funfetti cake mix, and this is my version:
- 1 box dark chocolate or milk chocolate cake mix (preferably use one of the brands that have the one cup of pudding mix already added to the mix. I know Betty Crocker and Pillsbury both do this.)
- 1 cup baking chocolate chips
- halfway in-between 1/3 and 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
1. Mix together in a large bowl the cake mix, eggs and oil, using large mixing spoon. The oil should be halfway in between the 1/3 and 1/2 mark. I've found that any more is too oily and any less makes the cookies dry.
2. After finishing mixing the ingredients, pour in 1 cup chocolate chips and mix again.
3. Drop one inch balls onto cookie sheet. Try to smooth out the balls by rolling them in between your palms before plopping them down for a more evenly baked, round cookie
4. Bake at 350 degrees, for 6-8 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
Cookies initially will come out a bit puffy, but will sink down once cooled for a few minutes.
**Tip for storing: Use Snapware
containers! These keep the cookies moist and soft for days. If you use ziploc bags, the cookies still dry out.