cake batter chocolate chip cookies

Posted on 07/15/2012 by silbearman

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.

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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
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. 


sidmaron 16th-Jul-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
What exactly is yellow boxed cake mix? I'm living in Germany, that's why I'm asking. :)
brokentriangle 16th-Jul-2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
It's just like normal cake mix you buy from the store, but made with egg yolks and egg whites, instead of JUST egg whites for white cake. From what I know the saying "yellow boxed cake mix" comes from the company Duncan Hines, as it sells the yellow cake mix.

You can just use white cake mix in substitution for the yellow cake mix if you can't find it. Some people say they taste a bit different (yellow moister), but white mix works in a pinch!

(Edited to clarify.)

Edited at 2012-07-16 08:56 pm (UTC)
madeyemads 17th-Jul-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
errr and coming from an Australian here too, what's a white cake mix?

Could you just use a basic butter cake or something?
brokentriangle 18th-Jul-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
White cake mix is vanilla cake. So you can use pretty well any vanilla cake mix to make these cookies.

I looked up butter cake mix (Canadian here) and it seems to be vanilla cake mix, so I am sure that you could use it instead of yellow cake mix.

Hope that helps!
sidmaron 17th-Jul-2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that was helpful. Btw, I actually found a recipe to make yellow cake mix. xD
brokentriangle 18th-Jul-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Your welcome. Glad you found a recipe! It is pretty easy to make (and healthier than bought mix) so good luck :)
sidmaron 18th-Jul-2012 09:00 am (UTC)
silbearman 17th-Jul-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
it's the prepackaged ready-to-bake cake mix that you can use instead of making everything from scratch (your own flour, eggs, sugar, etc etc)
it looks a lot like this:
growly 16th-Jul-2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh man... sounds good!!
brokentriangle 16th-Jul-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh that looks really yummy! I'll have to try it out.
scorpio11681 17th-Jul-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for this recipe! I am going to have to make these! One question: I may have missed it, but do you know how many cookies this 1 recipe makes?
silbearman 17th-Jul-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
for me, it made a little more than 3 dozen with a 1 inch scoop!
scorpio11681 18th-Jul-2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Ok thanks! I like to bring in baked goods to work, so that would be enough!! :)
afterthejourney 17th-Jul-2012 08:55 am (UTC)
i'm always keen to try baking that people describe as life changing.. with rainbow sprinkles in the mix i don't doubt these will be amazing :D
rhiannon_666 20th-Jul-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Would you like to submit this for this month's theme challenge?
silbearman 20th-Jul-2012 03:08 am (UTC)
whoa definitely! I didn't know that it was boxed mixes this month. but the tags have been edited :)
rhiannon_666 20th-Jul-2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Awesome. :)
mankini 8th-Aug-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
Just wanna say that I've made these twice, with more dough in thr fridge now, and they are delicious! Added white and milk chocolate chips this time, yum! Thanks so much for sharing.
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