Chip Mom’s Kitchen #4: Cake Cookies

- Posted September 30th, 2013 by

Sometimes, you’re just not that talented in the kitchen.  Sometimes, you’ve got a sweet craving and you want a cookie NOW.  Sometimes, you don’t have that much money for baking supplies.

And sometimes it’s 11 o’clock at night and you need to write a cooking blog.

For all those times and more, I share with you my secret of making something delicious and unique with extremely little time, money, or effort.  I give you:

Cake Cookies

Difficulty level:

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The easiest way to make yourself look like an awesome baker.

Quest Items:

Cookie Sheet
Wooden Spoon
Medium Bowl
Flat bottomed cup
Cake Mix of Choice
Frosting of Choice
Two Eggs
1/3 cup oil
Non stick spray (optional)

 

Illustrated Guide:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

 

 

Put on your cutest apron. You’re not gonna be working that hard, but you might as well look sassy!

 

 

Put your cake mix, eggs, and oil into a bowl.

See what I did there?

Using your wooden spoon, stir your ingredients until the eggs and oil are evenly distributed and there is no dry cake mix to be seen in the bowl. It should form a dough ball fairly quickly.

 

You then roll the dough into 1″ balls or about the size of a ping pong ball.

 

 

Place them on your cookie sheet about 2″ apart. You’ll need the space in a moment.

This is the fun part. You get to treat these cookie balls like Mario treats Goombas. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten the balls until they are about 1/4″ thick. Sorry, but there are no coins to be had inside… ONLY DELICIOUSNESS.

Bake them in the oven for 6 to 7 minutes. PRO TIP: Always start with the lower end time with cookies. You can’t unbake these suckers and the bottoms can go from golden to black pretty darn quick.

After you pull them out frost and decorate to your hearts content! The great thing about cake cookies is that you can play with flavor combinations. Those pictured below are yellow cake with Dreamcicle frosting, but I’ve done lemon and buttercream, chocolate and mint, and strawberry and cream cheese as well! So get adventurous, and if you would like to share your success, post a pic of your creations to the Chip Mom facebook page!

 

 

Happy baking! :)

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