Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chewy chocolate cakemix cookies


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

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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.Choco_cookies


 

18 Responses to “Chewy chocolate cakemix cookies”

  1. 1

    Taylor — March 20, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    Hi. Those cookies look amazing!! I will definitely have to make those sometime soon, I can’t wait! :D

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    Kirbie — March 23, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    Hi Taylor! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoy these cookies and love how simple the recipe is. I hope you enjoy them as well!

  3. 3

    Niki — April 13, 2009 @ 6:13 am

    Wow! I love this idea. Easy and chocolate. What more can you ask for??? :)

  4. 4

    Kirbie — April 13, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    Hi Niki- I agree. Easy and chocolate. Yum!

  5. 5

    joanh — April 22, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    Cool! So easy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking to my blog!

  6. 6

    Kirbie — April 23, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    Hi joanh! No problem. I love your blog. It makes me miss Taiwan so much! I only wish I had found it before my last trip.

  7. 7

    Robin — July 11, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

    I am trying this recipe right now :)

  8. 8

    Kirbie — July 13, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    I hope you enjoy the cookies!

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    Megan — October 24, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

    I made these tonight with a miniature reese’s cup hidden inside each cookie-they were so decadent and delicious!!

  10. 10

    Kirbie — October 26, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

    What a nice variation! I’m glad you liked it. I’ll have to try it with the reese’s sometime. I was also of thinking of trying rolos in the middle.

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    Ami — February 18, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    I made these just this past Friday….so good! I still have some left and they haven’t gone hard. Still really soft and yummy! Thanks!

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    Kirbie — February 18, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    I’m glad you liked them! You know I haven’t made these in a while. Your comment reminded me. I’ll have to make some this weekend.

  13. 13

    Ami — August 5, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    I’ve made these twice and everyone loves them! I’m making them again this weekend…thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 5th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

      I’m glad you like them. I use this recipe whenever I’m in need of something super quick and easy

  14. 14

    343 ~ Can’t go wrong with chocolate & peanut butter — December 16, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    [...] Easiest recipe EVER! [...]

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    bianca — December 20, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    you can also place slices of bread in the container to help keep any cookies moist. i do it all the time, even once cookies start to get a little dry, it helps revive them :)

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    bianca — December 20, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    also, if you roll them in sugar before baking then they end up being a smoother finish :) just got done baking these but i swapped pb chips for the choc chips and they were awesome :)

    • Kirbie replied: — December 20th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

      Thanks for the tips!

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