Cooking On A Budget: Cake Cookie Recipes

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cake Cookie Recipes

You can virtually take any boxed cake mix and make quick, easy cookies. One box will make about 2 dozen. To form the balls I used a 1 1/2 inch stainless steel scoop. The recipe I made with two boxes of cake mix yielded 50 good size cookies. I lined a commercial sized full baking sheet with parchment paper and sprayed the parchment with a cooking spray making clean up a snap! I will give you the recipe for one box and you can just double all of the ingredients if you are using two boxes.

So if you are on a food budget and have to make cookies for daycare, school or to help with a bake sale, or just want a dessert for your family, this definitely is an easy and to say the least inexpensive way to make them. I purchased the cake mix on sale - 3 boxes for $4.00. That works out to $1.33 per box.  Everything else I had on hand in my pantry and refrigerator. I used Betty Crocker cake mixes, but any brand would most likely work.

Devil's Food Cake Cookies with Chocolate Chips
1 box cake mix - chocolate or devils food  
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cooking Spray or a shortening (to grease the pans or parchment paper)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line your baking sheets with parchment and spray with cooking spray or use shortening.  The parchment paper is not necessary other than it really helps with clean up.

In a bowl combine with a large spoon the cake mix, the eggs and the oil until the mixture is all blended.  Add in the chocolate chips and fold in with a spatula.  Using a 1 1/2 inch metal scoop (like an ice cream scoop) or roll with your hands a ball the size of a walnut.  Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven approximately 10-15 minutes.  Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can, as I stated use any cake mix at all.  Change up the morsels from chocolate to white chocolate chips or peanut butter morsels.  Instead of chips add in chopped nuts or a combination of both chips and nuts. If you use a yellow cake mix add in some dried fruits like diced apricots or chopped up maraschino cherries. For a white cake mix add in shredded coconut and white chocolate morsels.
Vanilla Cake Cookies with Coconut and White Morsels

This recipe can be doubled.  I did double this recipe for the Vanilla Cake Cookies, therefore I added in 1 cup of the morsels and 1 cup of coconut.

To a spice cake mix add in chopped nuts and raisins.  In other words, let your imagination take over!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...