I am laughing at this recipe because I have been a baking snob for so long! Can't even remember the last time I purchased a cake mix, but when I tasted these cookies at a friend's baby blessing and asked for the recipe it turned out they were cake mix cookies. With canned frosting to top if off!
This afternoon I tried them with my three-year-old Audrey, who loves to help me bake. Typically this is a delicate balance of quality time with her, giving her confidence in the kitchen, and trying to maintain the integrity of whatever recipe. Seems I usually have her as a kitchen helper when I'm cooking for company. Well this time it was just for fun and it was pure fun!
I combined a couple recipes and went with this:
- 2 boxes Devil's Food cake mix
- 1 cube melted butter (regular/salted)
- 1/2 stick Crisco
- 4 extra large eggs.
I mixed all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon (I learned the difficult way that these cookies can't be done in a mixer). Rolled 1" balls and dropped on prepped cookie sheet.I baked two sheets at a time at 335-degrees convection for exactly 9 minutes. (They looked a bit underdone.) Allowed to cool 5 minutes on the sheet and then transferred to a cooling rack. When completely cool I sandwiched two together with a nice layer of whipped cream cheese frosting from a can!
Sounds crazy I know, but these are a hit and the easiest things I think I've ever baked.
Audrey and I took them to our neighborhood's Super Summer Softball game this evening and left with an empty container. Instant hit.