Friday, June 6, 2014

Cake Batter Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes.  It's the recipe I go to when I need to make a lot of cookies.  They're great for a bake sale.


Last weekend I made them for my girls to sell at a yard sale.  They need to raise money for short missions trips they're going on this summer and I thought this would be a great way to go.

I think we ended up buying more cookies than anyone who came to the yard sale!  They did make a little bit of money though.  I guess New Englanders just aren't ready for cookies first thing in the morning.

You might like cookies in the morning though, so I thought I'd share the recipe.  I got it from one of my favorite cookbooks.

1 package yellow cake mix (I also use white)
1 c all-purpose flour
8 T butter, melted
1/4 c honey
2 large eggs
1 c colored sugar sprinkles

Preheat oven to 375.  Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets with shortening.

Place cake mix, flour, melted butter, honey and eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Blend with mixer on low speed for 1 minute.  Stop and scrape down the sides.  Beat on low for 1 minute more.  Cookie dough will be thick.  With lightly floured hands, shape the dough into 1-inch balls.  Pour the colored sprinkles into a shallow dish and roll the balls in them.

Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.  Press down each cookie slightly.  Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown, 8-12 minutes.  Remove from oven.

Store the cookies, wrapped in foil or in an airtight container, at room temp for up to 1 week.  Or freeze them wrapped in foil and placed in a plastic freezer bag, for up to 3 months.

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  1. Sounds great ♪ Thanks for sharing...

  2. Did you know that they changed the weigh of cake mix within the last year or so? They downsized and The Cake Lady's recipes call for the original size. She does have a fix on her website, but if your cookies turned out OK you probably don't have to worry about it. I did find that one of our local stores still had cake mix in the original size, but not Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines. They were so sneaky when they did it. Not a word was said.

  3. Always fun to find a great cookie recipe! What fun! Betty is right the way they downsize everything so dishonestly! Ugh! The Cake Doctor has some amazing recipes. A pleasure to visit and say hello. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

  4. I've never seen this recipe before, Monica!

    It looks like a really clever way to use a cake mix!

    Sorry the kids didn't make more money but it looks like a fun time!

    Thanks for a clever link for the letter "C".