Did you ever have an awesomely awesome idea, only to find out thousands, nay, millions of people have already had the same idea, and are so much quicker than you to make it known? Ok, maybe I’m alone on that one.
So I am looking through my baking cabinet (I’m not fancy enough to have a pantry) because not a day can go by where I don’t make something loaded with calories just to test my will power and the strecthy-ness of my jeans, and I see umpteen boxes of cake mix. I like cake, we are friends. But like all friends, sometimes you need a break, so you don’t end up getting on each other’s nerves and making out with each other’s ex boyfriends.
The wheels (ok, wheel) in my head starts turning, and I’m all “Hooray! Cake mix cookies!!! With butter cream frosting smooshed in the middle!!!! I’m a stinking G.E.N.I.U.S!!!” And then I made some, and just to see if I needed to patent my idea, Googled cake mix cookies…and yeah, there are TONS of recipes….
So there is my sad story. It’s ok though, I consoled myself with cake mix sandwich cookies, and I’m all better now.
What you need:
- 1 box cake mix..any kind you like
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or whatever you like (totally optional)
- 1/2 batch of this butter cream frosting recipe…ok use any you like, ill let you.
What you do:
Mix cake mix, eggs and oil together until well combined. Fold in goodies of your choice. I chose to leave mine plain. Drop by tablespoon fulls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. If you don’t have different size cookie/ice cream scoops, get some, seriously. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool COMPLETELY before frosting. Once the are cool, frost the bottom side of a cookie with as much frosting as you want…then top with another cookie! Holy goodness, Batman!