Just before I started typing this post I polished off my mmmmth homemade Chocolate Fudge Sea Salt Caramel Chip cookie so pardon me if I’m a bit distracted right now. *smacking lips* Wow, these cookies don’t look that great (and I’m not the best photographer) but they’re sooooo good.
Have you tried the neat trick of making cookies using little more than boxed cake mix and a few other ingredients? I’d made a couple of varieties in the past but tonight I decided to try two new combinations. I pulled out a box of Betty Crocker Rainbow Bit SuperMoist cake mix, as well as a Chocolate Fudge mix, and then chose some toppings: tiny sprinkles for the Rainbow cookies and Chipits sea salt caramel chips for the fudge cookies.
You can find lots of recipes for cake mix cookies online (Pinterest is a great resource) but this is the basic idea:
1 box of any cake mix
1/3 cup melted butter
toppings of your choice (which you can either mix in or add on top)
Mix these up, scoop them into balls (I should have rolled the fudge ones a bit to get the cookies rounder and less lumpy, like the sprinkles ones) and put them in the oven (at 350) for 7 to 10 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don’t overbake).
They will seem really soft and cakey when you first take them out, but don’t worry about that. They will firm up (hence my caution to not overbake).
I like the Rainbow Bit cookies as they are sweet and a bit on the chewy side (not as cakey as you might expect) but the fudge with sea salt caramel chips steals the show. The texture is something between a brownie and a cookie and the chips add a delightfully subtle kick of salt. Neither cookie would win a dessert competition, but for how easily and quickly you can whip up batch or two, they’re pretty yummy!
Speaking of brownies, for Valentine’s Day I baked a pan of brownies and then used a cookie cutter to make these cuties. 🙂
What are you baking this weekend? If you use the cake mix idea, please let me know what combinations you try! I know I’ll be making more of these and would love to hear what works and what doesn’t.
By the way, my original plan for today’s post was to show you a really fun art project I’m working on—”paintings” for the big empty wall over my living room sofa—but I am not quite finished yet and I want to try to get really good photos to show you. Be sure to come back next Saturday to see what it’s all about, because it’s an affordable and simple idea any of you can steal.
Oh man, I think I had too many cookies… It might be time for peppermint tea. 🙂
Have an amazing and blessed weekend!
P.S. I had a broken link on my previous post. Sorry! If you wanted to read this article I wrote, here is the proper link: WHAT IS COURAGE: SELF-CONFIDENCE OR GOD-CONFIDENCE?