This is a bit a follow on from the cupcakes I made a couple of weeks back, using vanilla cake mix and a can of soda. That’s because these cookies are also made from a box of cake mix – who knew it could be so versatile?!
I saw these cookies over on another site, Sally's Baking Addiction, and remembered I had a box of strawberry cake mix in the cupboard – they looked perfect for Valentines and I set about making them. Only thing was, my Strawberry cake mix was not pink! So I cheated and added a few drops of pink food colouring paste. A bit more than I meant to, to be honest, but the colour certainly stands out!
A lot of websites have the instructions for cake mix cookies and the general rule of thumb seems to be a box of cake mix, 2 eggs and 125 ml of vegetable oil. Mix this all together (plus chips, flavours and colourings if you like) and you should get a mixture the consistency of cookie dough – if not, add some plain flour until it gets to the right stiffness. I added 100 grams of dark chocolate chips to mine.
Spoon large mounds (I got 10 cookies from my mix) onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake in an oven, preheated to 180oC, for 12 to 15 minutes. Let them cool, then enjoy!
This should work with any boxed cake mix and is a great way to put it to use if you are in the mood for a batch of warm cookies.