Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Baking with Blobby

With the lemon cookies a HUGE hit with 710 (yayy, me!), I didn't repeat them this time. But I didn't go back to M&M or Chocolate Chip. Still I used things in my cupboard - and well......who knew people made cookies out of boxed cake mix?

Apparently a lot of folks.

I just wasn't one of them.

I hate to say how long we've had a boxed cake mix in the pantry, but there it was. And still with a month to go on its expiration date. Score!

Five ingredients. Not stand-mixer. And no butter or salt - which just seems wrong. I love in the M&M, Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Chip cookies when you get a taste of salt with that sweet. It's kind of like if you were dating me.    ......in your dreams!!!

Cake Mix - (the recipe said yellow, but I had white. It worked) - 1 box.
Baking Powder - 1 t
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 C
Eggs - 2
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips - 1 C

Boom!  That's it.

Mix Baking Powder in with the cake mix.  Then add the vegetable oil and eggs. Beat till smooth. 

Stir in the semi-sweet chips. 

It was the easiest batter I've ever worked with. With a 1T scoop, they went on an ungreased baking sheet. They were supposed to make 24, I got 25 - and wasted zero of the batter. 

Bake 10-12 minutes at 350F.  Let them cool on the tray before moving them. They are soft even then, but they harden up, but just a bit. 

Because of the white cake, they're a little pale. But it's all good. They taste good. And they have that boxed vanilla smell that cake mixes have. 

I was worried they wouldn't be good (I didn't taste-test before 710 came home). His response: "it's cake mix and chocolate chips - how bad can it be? "

True that. 

I don't know it would be my go-to cookie, but it's super simple and it is a good way of clearing out stiff in the pantry.

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

hell, I didn't know you could do this either!

I would add a tablespoon of vanilla to the batter cause I am all up into vanilla.

I think I have a cake mix on my pantry shelf...