Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Cheater Chocolate Chip Cookies
It irritates me a little that of all the different cookies I make, these are always the favorite.
Chocolate chip...already a very basic cookie. A classic of course, but uncreative.
Then to make matters worse, I've toyed around with DOZENS of different scratch recipes, and these take the cake every time.
Oh man I gave it away. Yeah, these are not from scratch. That's where the "cheater" part comes in.
I had a very lazy day today. I'm trying to adjust my schedule so after a 12 hour shift I tried to sleep for only four hours. That didn't work out too well for me. I ended up taking a two hour nap. I guess sometimes despite your best intentions you have to take it easy on yourself.
So grab a box of yellow cake mix (the secret ingredient) and take the easy way out. Just this once. We'll keep it between you and me.
(adapted from the shortcut cookie book)
1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
pinch of salt
Blend half the cake mix, butter, sugar, eggs, pinch of salt, and vanilla in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth.
Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and the remaining cake mix until combined.
Drop by even spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes at 350, cool for a couple minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack.
at 10:51 PM