Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cookie Monster 1 - Cake Batter cookies

Everyone needs a mid-week pick-me-up.  I know some coworkers who have cookie Wednesday, so I thought I would start posting the Cookie Monster series on Wednesdays :)  I may not be in the office to enjoy the cookies with them, but I can share some yummy recipes with you!

The first cookies in the series are a new one to me, they are made with cake batter.  Mmmmm mention cake batter and I'm all over it!  And these ones have a secret ingredient ;)

Here's my happy mixer.  This is my favorite place in my new house - my mixing stand finally has a home! (instead of living in the spare closet or on the dining room floor like it did in my apartment)  It's also super great because all of my baking supplies are right above the mixer - very convenient   

Step 1 - Cream butter and sugars together
*Hint, if your butter is cold, put it in the microwave for 8-10 seconds, then flip the stick of butter over.  This helps soften the butter so that it creams better

This is what it looks like creamed!

Now for the secret ingredient - pudding mix!  Add a packet of vanilla instant pudding.  (Just the package of mix, you don't actually make the pudding)

Beat in the pudding and the cake mix, mix well.  

Add in the vanilla and two eggs

Mix well - look at that mixer go!

Carefully add in the rest of the dry ingredients - flour, salt, and baking soda. 

Add some sprinkles if you wish

I used my new dough scoop to scoop cookies onto my cookie sheet, if you don't have a cookie scoop, just use a spoon to drop approx. 1 inch bass of dough.  

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and enjoy!

Cake Batter Pudding Cookies
  • 1 1/2 Sticks (3/4 cup) Butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 F
In cream together butter and sugars
Add in pudding mix and cake mix and beat until well blended
Add eggs and vanilla, mix well
Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until well Incorporated
Mix in sprinkles if desired
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet (or use a silicone baking mat)
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

The original recipe called for 3/4 c brown sugar and 1/4 cup sugar - I evened it out
The original recipe also called for a yellow cake mix, but I preferred to use funfetti because a) I had an open box of funfetti mix, and b) more sprinkles!

Recipe adapted from Chef in Training

Linking up to these parties :)

Or so she says


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  2. These are a favorite at our house. My kids friends practically line up at the door!


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