cake batter chocolate chip cookies
I told myself I wouldn't post again this week, but my life has been changed by these cookies. I don't usually put a space between the first two syllables of "AMAZING" but these are uh-mazing.
I'm totally a sucker for the cake batter funfetti trend, having made cake batter white chocolate fudge before for a friend (and I'm sure he can vouch that it was great too). So I opted to experiment with the cookies this time. And it was totally worth it.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups yellow boxed cake mix
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles
1. in small bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. in other bowl, combine butter and white sugar until creamed. add egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and brown sugar. mix until creamy. gently add in the chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles.
2. add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir.
3. chill dough for about 30 minutes in refrigerator.
4. preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. scoop small portions of dough (using a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop) onto greased pan, and pop it in the oven!
5. bake for about 12 minutes. when golden brown, take out of the oven and let cool while still on pan for about 5 minutes (in order to get a great chewy-crispy texture). then transfer onto baking rack or wax paper. eat several and rejoice!
- just in general for baking cookies, always make sure that your eggs and butter are at room temperature! does wonders for the consistency of the dough, and the right temperature of butter will make sure that your cookies don't spread when baking.
- when you measure the flour (and the cake mix, for that matter), don't pack it! it should be loose. packing it will make the measurement more dense, which means more flour, and sometimes that gets icky.
- while I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, I think these would be amazing with white chocolate. or half/half!
- if you live anywhere near a 99¢ store, you can pick up pretty large dishes of sprinkles and non-pareils! I couldn't find them anywhere since I don't have that many specialty baking stores around - and the supermarkets around only have tiny shakers! they're pretty quality and really inexpensive for about 3.2 oz, which is more than this recipe calls for.