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02 February 2013 @ 08:29 pm
CAKE COOKIES!  
Okay, from time to time, I like to share my vast *snicker* knowledge of the kitchen and all the wondrous things I like to cook in it. I have posted a few things in the past (kate cooks) and I've decided to add this one in, too. :)


CAKE COOKIES!

Ingredients
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1 stick of margarine, softened
1 brick of cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 sm. bag white chocolate chips (optional)
Powdered/confectioners sugar (for rolling)


1. Beat the margarine and cream cheese together. (As a side, I'm making a double batch here because I'm actually giving these away for the college students we send Valentine's boxes out to, because I'm awesome.)


2. Beat in the egg and vanilla.


3. Beat in the cake mix. Seriously, this is the easiest way to make cookies ever. They always turn out taaaaaaaaasty.



4. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours. It seriously makes it easier to deal with because this cookie batter is seriously the stickiest thing ever.


5. After that long-ass wait, you can pull them out and "fold in" the chips. Now, I usually make my cookies with chocolate cake mix and white chocolate chips, however... this time I decided to use devil's food cake and these red, dark chocolate chips because it's for Valentine's day. Afterwards, my mom and I were like, "Why didn't we do red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips?!" Yeah, you live, you learn. ;) I've made a lot of different combinations before, so have at it!


6. Now, for this next step, it's super easy if you have the right tool. I use a small ice cream scoop. Seriously, everything is so sticky, it's just a lot easier.


Then, you want to make a scoop and drop it into a bowl full of confectioners sugar. I can usually fit about four scoops in the bowl I use. Once in there, roll them around so they're covered in the sugar.


7. Okay, put them on a cookie sheet. :) As I said before, the right tools are essential. Dude, where have silicon mats been my entire life?!


8. Pop those suckers in the oven for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. When they come out, they're going to look like they're not done. This. Is. PERFECT! Put them on a wire rack to cool and right after you put them on there, douse them with another shot of confectioners sugar. I have a little shaker thing that I use. It's way easier.


Left side un-sugared, right side sugared.


9. EAT!

Man, I love these cookies. I hope you do, too!
 
 
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rotruderotrude on February 3rd, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Want those. Entirely incapable of making them but not of wanting them.
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
I wish I could send you some! <3
fuzzytomato02fuzzytomato02 on February 3rd, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
These look amazing. I want to eat them all.
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
They are super tasty, not gonna lie. They don't last long in the house. :)
Ceeparagraphs on February 3rd, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
mmmm and I love the idea of red velvet with white chocolate chips!! Mmmm!!!!
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
I'm totally going to try the red velvet ones next time!!!
AT: Celeb: Holland [is insanely adorable]ayane_tsurugi on February 3rd, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
Ummm yeah, I can vouch for how delicious these are.

Waaaaant.
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. :D Did you get your box yet?
!amy;: stock;; nighttime.stretchings on February 3rd, 2013 05:31 am (UTC)
Good to see someone else who likes to bake :)
I've never actually posted anything on my lj regarding baking, but I should really start. Last night I ended up making homemade pasta (roasted beet ravioli) for the first time (BY HAND!) & I loved it a lot.
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love to cook, but baking has always been a lot harder for me. There's just so much room for error! So, when I come across a really good, easy recipe like this one, I totally have to share with everyone.

You should definitely post recipes! That ravioli sounds DELICIOUS!!!! <3
sorrylatenewsorrylatenew on February 3rd, 2013 07:33 am (UTC)
Ohhh my god I want to try these out. *plans future cheat day*
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! Tell me what you think of them when you try them. :D
I MUSTsabriel75 on February 3rd, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
We love these cookies too! Especially the lemon ones. I do not even know how but Gabrielle and I ate a whole batch of these one time. It was ridiculous.
K8!cardigankate on February 8th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! You guys are awesome. :) I'm definitely going to try lemon ones, too. There are just so many options for these!
Naeclay_chaz on February 12th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
dear god. i am going to have to try to make these!