I’m on a baking binge. It’s a finals week thing. I wanted to try something new, but I had a couple baking failures in the last week or so and I was feeling a little defeated. I was scrolling through and found a few pins that explained how to make cookies from boxed cake mix. Sounded pretty easy, so I felt up to it.
They are easy, and I’m so excited about them! There are so many potential combinations with different cake mixes and things to put in them. I made four different kinds, because go big or go home, right?
Cake Batter Cookies
- 1 box of cake batter
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup of melted butter
Combine the ingredients. The original posts called for 1/3 cup of melted butter, but I found that it just wasn’t enough liquid for some of the cake mixes. I think it really depends on the box. That’s the mantra for this recipe: It depends on the box.
Once you have mixed your ingredients, feel free to add whatever you want to it! Roll into balls and cook at 350 for 5-10 minutes.
Pro tip: Have some flour to coat your hands in. This batter is much more sticky than your traditional cookie dough.
They turned out so awesome! They are so soft and chewy and amazing. Here are the four different combos that I made:
Confetti Cake Batter With Mini Eggs
Butter Pecan Batter with Skor Bits
Chocolate Batter with Reese’s Pieces
Red Velvet Batter with Chocolate Chips
They are all so great. I think that our favourite was the butter pecan with skor bits. What are some combos that you think would taste good?
Curtis and I never eat all of the bananas before they turn too ripe. I also only like bananas when they are still a bit green, so once they are full yellow I’m not interested anymore. I usually make banana bread/muffins/loaf/etc. so that the ripe bananas don’t go to waste.
I figured I’d try something a little different this time. I found a recipe for some healthy ‘cookies’ with only three ingredients. I figured I’d give it a try.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Mash up the bananas, stir in the oats and chocolate chips, and drop onto the pan! Cook at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
They hold together better than I expected they would, and they taste pretty great! Super simple and quick, and less guilt than a traditional cookie! Win win.
I am such a stress-baker. Something about following a recipe – or eyeballing a recipe, as I usually do – is so calming for me. I’m a stress-eater too, so it works out.
It’s the end of the semester. I have a dozen projects that I should be working on and finals that I should start studying for. I hit that point that so many of us do where I have so much to do that I decide to do none of it. Admit it, you’ve been there too.
I got a serious craving for snickerdoodles. I hadn’t had one since I was a kid, and Curtis hasn’t ever had them. There was only one way to satisfy that craving. Bake time!
I called my Grandma for the recipe and my childhood was shattered when she told me that she used to buy them from a lady she knew that sold her cookies. I was excited to try out a family recipe that I remembered from Grandma’s house as a kid – and it turns out that these magical cookies weren’t even my Grandma’s.
I turned to Pinterest and hunted through dozens of recipes. As I mentioned before, I don’t really follow recipes as I see them. I instead like to check out a bunch of recipes and blend them together to create my own hybrid that I think will work.
I did a pretty good job on these. They turned out soft and chewy and everything that a snickerdoodle should be. Here is my hybrid recipe. You can follow it, or make it into your own!
The Best Snickerdoodles
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup of golden shortening
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
- 2 3/4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tsp of cinnamon
- 4 tbsp of sugar
- Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl
- Add eggs and vanilla and cream together
- Mix in cream of tartar, flour, baking soda, baking power, and salt
- Refrigerate dough for 45 minutes
- Roll dough into small balls, and roll in mixture of cinnamon and sugar
- Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes
How easy is that! And they are absolutely mouth-watering. I highly recommend them :)