Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cake Batter Cookies

Who doesn’t love funfetti cake right?  It’s so festive and a fun surprise when you cut into an iced cake and see all the colors inside (and not to ruin the surprise, but “funfetti” is just sprinkles in the cake batter – hopefully you knew that, but I did burst the bubble for one friend…).  Well take all that and put it in cookie form – voila!  Funfetti cookies!

These are super chewy cookies and taste like an amped up sugar cookie.  I know I know, sugar cookies are a little boring as I’ve mentioned before, but in addition to adding cake batter to this cookie dough, you also add vanilla pudding mix – the combination makes for a rich vanilla flavor and awesome texture.  I’m a chewy cookie fan, so these seriously hit the spot.  Thankfully I made them for a birthday party (what up – J-Day Twenty-Twelve!!) and for the troops (Baking GALS Round 10) so they have successfully been removed from my house before I plowed through the entire batch myself.  They aren’t the most inventive or decadent cookies you’ll ever have, but they are definitely a great tag-along to any ice cream or cookie platter.  Enjoy!   

Recipe courtesy Chef in Training (www.chef-in-training.com) 
§     1 1/2 sticks (or 3/4 cup) unsalted butter
§     3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
§     1/4 cup granulated sugar
§     1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
§     3/4 cup yellow cake mix, dry
§     2 eggs
§     1 tsp vanilla
§     1 tsp baking soda
§     2-1/4 cups flour
§     1/2 tsp salt
§     Colored sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Stir together flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
Add in pudding package and cake mix and beat until well blended.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated.
Mix in sprinkles.
Roll into 1″ balls and place on greased baking sheet, or sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.  They will be puffy and very slightly golden on the edges.  They will collapse a bit as they cool – don’t worry about it.


Craig said...

I've only had these frozen, but they were absolutely fantastic!