Monday, September 26, 2011
Cake Batter Cookies
I've been seeing cake batter recipes all over Pinterest. Cake batter pancakes, cake batter blondies, cake batter truffles. At the heart of the cake batter phenomenon is the "funfetti" cake mix, which is, from what I gather, yellow cake with sprinkles in it. It's a concept I find intriguing and horrifying at the same time. I felt compelled to try it. So I jumped on the cake batter bandwagon and hoped for the best.
These. cookies. are. so. GOOD! I can't confirm whether they taste like cake batter, since I've never eaten cake batter. But I can promise that they are crazy tasty (and crazy addictive to boot!). I love the chewy texture of these, and love that they bake rather flat. The cookies didn't last long, not because they went stale but because we ate them all. This recipe is a keeper for sure. I might try playing with it to bypass the box mix, but I'm very happy with it as written.
CAKE BATTER COOKIES
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c funfetti cake mix
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1. Stir together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
2. With an electric mixer, cream together butter with the sugars. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for another minute or so. Add in dry ingredients. Mix just to combine. Cover your mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Keep in mind that these cookies spread (it's part of their charm), so leave about two inches between each scoop. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Source: Lovin' From the Oven, who adapted the recipe from Stephanie Cooks
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