Anyway... For about $5.00 and in 1 1/2 hours, I whipped up 6 dozen cookies, and ended up with a kitchen that was cleaner than when I started my baking. Yeah, me!
I discovered "cake mix cookies" a couple of years ago. I've modified the traditional method a bit, so I'm calling this rendition "Auntie Anne's Creative Cake Mix Cookies". Below the recipe you'll see some flavor combinations I have tried (today was old-fashioned chocolate chip and "Almond Joy"), but the possibilites are only limited by your imagination :-)
"AUNTIE ANNE'S CREATIVE CAKE MIX COOKIES"
1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup "stir in" (chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, etc. This is where the "creativity" occurs!)
- Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, flour, and vanilla in a bowl and mix thoroughly. (Mix will look greasy. It's supposed to look that way.)
- Stir in your "stir-in".
- Roll a rounded teaspoon sized amount of dough into a ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
- Upon removing from oven, let cookies stand on sheet for two minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
These are my "Almond Joy" Cookies. I used chocolate cake mix, almonds and coconut. I substituted almond extract for the vanilla.
These are "plain and simple" chocolate chip cookies. Yellow cake mix with chocolate chips.
Other flavor combinations I've tried:
- Devil's food with peanut butter chips
- Strawberry with chocolate chips
- Yellow with white chocolate chips and macademia nuts (a fan favorite!)
- Carrot cake with coconut and pecans
- Spice cake with raisins and walnuts
- Chocolate with Andes mint chips
- Cherry chip with chocolate chunks
Hugs and blessings~