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HMc: Cake Cookies

By now you have figured out that I love to cook, especially for my friends.  If something I make for a friend makes them smile then that makes me feel absolutely wonderful!  So I was recently baking cookies for some friends.  Sheet after sheet of raw cookie dough made their way into the oven and exited 12 minutes later as delicious-looking, yummy-smelling strawberry-chocolate-chip cookies.  So good!  These cookies are a favourite of Nathan’s.  As a matter of fact he is the reason why they are always strawberry-chocolate-chip and no other flavor.
 
As the warm, gooeyness exited the oven and made their way to parchment paper to cool Nathan was right behind me like a little leechy shadow.  He wanted a cookie soooooo bad.  I told him that I was baking them for some friends, but the smell was driving him insane.  You would have thought that I was baking Happy Meals in my oven.  Sheesh!  He was doing everything he could to try to get a cookie.  He gave me the sweet “I-Love-You” eyes, he gave me hugs, he offered to do dishes . . . and then he brought out the Ukulele.
 
What can I say about Nathan and his Ukulele?  He wants to be able to play like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix.  He even rocks the Pete-Townshend-windmill when he plays his Ukulele.  It’s pretty epic!  He hasn’t quite figured out how to play yet, but he has fun with it and he is ready and willing to give a concert at the drop of a hat.  Which is what he did while I was baking cookies.  He knows that one of the ways to his mommy’s heart is through music, so he regaled me with a performance in the hopes of earning a freshly baked cookie.  It worked.  He got two cookies.  I may have to change the name of the recipe to “Ukulele Cookies.”
 

 
STRAWBERRY-CHOCOLATE-CHIP CAKE COOKIES

 
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box cake mix (any flavor)

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 bag chocolate chips

 
DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350

 

  • Mix together cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, oil and water until a sticky dough forms.  It will a little bit gooier than cookie dough, but thicker than cake mix.

 

  • Fold in chocolate chips.

 

  • Place spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2-inches apart

 

  • Bake 9-12 minutes or until they are just starting to set in the middle.

 
My tips for this recipe:

  • Be forewarned that the dough will be super sticky.  I have to use two spoons to get the dough on the cookie sheet.  One spoon to scoop the dough and the other spoon to scrape the dough onto the sheet from the first spoon.

 

  • I usually have to leave the cookies in the over for about 12 minutes but your oven my differ.

 

  • When you pull the cookie sheets out of the oven let them sit for a few minutes before you try to take the cookies off.  The cookies will be super soft, so if you let them start to cool and firm up a bit they will be much easier to take off the cookie sheet.

 
Feel free to try any flavor of cake mix with these cookies.  I keep wanting to make them with red velvet cake mix or chocolate cake mix.  Try substituting white chocolate chips or add crush walnuts . . . YUM !  This is a great recipe because it paves the way to creativity.
 
I hope your friends and family enjoy this recipe as much as mine do.  If you have any recipes or kitchen tips feel free to share them.  I love swapping recipes with friends.  You can send them to me via Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/heather.mcribbits, or email me at heathermc@forevercomm.com.  I look forward to hearing from you and, with your permission, sharing your favorite recipes with Froggyland.
 
Until next time have a hoppy day!!!!
 



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03/13/2014 1:04PM
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