Monday, September 14, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Cake Mix Cookies

A few weeks ago, Marin posted this amazing recipe

And I may never, ever lose this weight now.

Actually, that's not an issue. They go like crazy when I take them anywhere. Definitely not a cookie you'll take home leftovers of.

Here's the cookies I made the first time:

This recipe is the easiest cookie ever.

1 box of cake mix of your choice (the first time I used the lemon she suggested. I have since done carrot cake, white cake with toffee crumbs mixed in, red velvet cake...they are pretty much all amazing)
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg

Combine all ingredients until blended well
Roll dough into individual balls
Press dough into circles and arrange evenly on baking sheet
Bake at 375 for 9-12 minutes (I do 9 because I like mine a little dough-ier)


I should mention that I had never even bought, much less used, shortening before in my life. But well worth it.

And cream cheese icing on the carrot cake/red velvet cake cookies is to DIE for.

That is all.




Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

oh my gosh that sounds so good! i am going to have to bookmark this recipe and try it sometime!

thanks for posting!

Brooke said...

sounds easy too! :) maybe i should tackle this for holiday cookies this year.

Mattie said...

oh my gosh-we lived off cake mix cookies in college, and I don't think I have made them since...I am thinking that is about to change!!!

Betty said...

I 'll try it. It sounds tasty!
Thank you so much for passing by and your kind words. You have a lovely blog, I 've just followed it . I 'd love to follow mine, too.
Thank you so much.
Nice to meet you.

Gretchen said...

Yum! I'm going to try your recipe! Love your blog!! :)

Gretchen said...

Yum! I'm going to try your recipe! Love your blog!! :)

Ashley said...

Those sound yummy, especially red velvet with cream cheese icing. I'll have to try them sometime!

And awesome that you're going to do the half next April! I'm sure you'll do great!

Kristie at said...

This is my fav: Combine german chocolate cake mix (w/pudding)with 1 slightly beaten egg and melted stick of butter. Add a cup of rice crispies and blend. Shape balls on shiny cookie sheet, flatten with spoon back. 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Yum!

Megan said...

I am SO wanting cookies today! I might just make these tonight. I THINK I have chocolate cake mix.

Nadirah Angail said...

the last thing i need is a cookie, but they sure look good. thanks for coming by my spot.

Anonymous said...

ok YUM. I am definitely going to have to try this!

Gabrielle Krake said...

Looks awesome!! Howdy from SITS!

JennyMac said...

YUM! I can't wait to try this recipe.

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum, delicious!