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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cake Mix Cookies

 This easy cookie recipe is a keeper!
Who knew a yellow cake mix could do half the work?

cake mix cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Hey y'all!

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope you are spending time with those special ladies in your life and if you are a mom giving yourself a bit of a break as well.  To be honest, I hope you are waking up to breakfast in bed, a clean house and a much deserved uninterrupted nap in the afternoon.

Or are those just three things I want?

Anyway, cherish those moms out there...we truly do have THE hardest job on the planet {in my opinion}.

In true mom style, I baked these cookies last week when I was frantically throwing together bake sale items for my son's school fundraiser.  You know how you volunteer for something a month ahead and then the day before remember and then you're scrambling to get your act together?

Yeah, that was totally me.

cake mix cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It was a week that everyday I was thinking it was the day before.  You know, in my head I think it is Wednesday, when really it is already Thursday.  So I felt like I was playing catch up all week.

So once Thursday rolled around {and I finally figured out it really was Thursday}, I flew into a bit of a panic remembering I needed two dozen cookies and two "cake walk" items by the next day.  Ugh. Some weeks I am over the top organized to the point of being obsessive and then some weeks I'm a hot mess.

It was a hot mess kinda week.

But then I remembered these cookies.  I remember my cousin's wife making them years ago and thinking that sounds so easy!  I love that short cut!  It had been years since I had tasted one, but I remembered THEY WERE GOOD.

And everyone loves a simple, short cut, right?

cake mix cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

By using a boxed yellow cake mix to take the place of the usual flour/sugar/baking soda combo, you do take out a bunch of dry measuring steps.  Not that doing it the old fashioned way takes a ton of time, but sometimes it's just easier to grab and mix and go.

I have other chocolate chip cookies that have gone bonkers on this blog.  This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip version is fun and my Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies always have people wanting the recipe.

Let's be honest, who doesn't like a chocolate chip cookie?  Any version?

Cake Mix Cookies

1 boxed yellow cake mix
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a large baking sheet.
2.  In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter, then allow to slightly cool.
3.  Pour the melted butter in a larger mixing bowl and then add in the cake mix, eggs and vanilla.  Stir to form a thick batter.
4.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
5.  Using a cookie scoop, place rounded scoops on the baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.
6.  Serve warm or place in an airtight container to stay fresh.

cake mix cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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