Cake Mix Cookies

Have you ever fallen a prey to the ‘Sale’ Monster? I dread it each time I go shopping….If you are wondering what it is, its the items that they place right in front of you when you enter the store, on a sale, that you end up buying even though you don’t have any idea what to do with. I usually dodge this Sale Monster…I am not an easy prey..But, sometimes you just can’t put up a fight. :)
Last week, they had ‘cake mixes’ and ‘brownie mix’ on sale. I have never baked a cake from a ‘cake mix’. I have tried the brownie mix once, but I prefer the ones I make from scratch. But, any cake mix was a dollar, and I just couldn’t resist that.  I picked up a couple of boxes on a whim, thinking that I would use it to make a quick dessert, for when I don’t have time.
I always make a special sweet treat, when I have someone visit me, be it friends or family. And I like sending them off home with some of my baked goods. For my cousin’s visit, I just didnt have the time, with Benji falling sick and all…I was researching on the web, as to how I could doctor the cake mix to make something good, and I came across this recipe for making cookies from a cake mix. I decided to try it, and it was the easiest cookies ever.
Ingredients:

1 (18.25 ounce) package devils food cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2  cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together. I just used a fork to mix them all together. No need to dirty a whisk. :)

Form them into little balls, and slightly flatten them with your hand. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and use a spatula to transfer them on to a cooling rack. They will be soft and feel not so done, but when cooled they will firm up. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Verdict: The cookies puffed up like cakes when out of the oven, but on cooling they flattened. They were like a cross between a cake and a cookie, in the sense that they were not very crisp, not very cakey. But the taste was great and chocolatey. The nuts were a good addition. I am still going to stick to my original chocolate cookie recipe that is from scratch. But, this is going to be my go-to recipe for a quick treat.

Here is a picture of my son after devouring an entire cookie(sans the nuts of course)

I am sending these cookies off to Versatile Kitchen for the weekly Bake-Off Event. I have participated twice in this event already, and now that I think of it, this is going to be my first sweet dish. :)

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