Tuesday, March 25, 2014

cake batter chocolate chip cookies.

Happy baking...err...spring break to me!

In honor of these wonderful 2 weeks I get off from work, I went to the store and got all the essentials for the week which includes but is not limited to, sprinkles, chocolate chips, birthday cake Oreos, brown sugar, and butter. You cannot forget the butter. 

I made up a list of recipes I wanted to bake and got started right away! 

These colorful, cake batter-y, chocolate-y gems were first on my list. Thank you Sally's Baking Addiction :)

They were super easy to whip up and unbelievably delicious. 

The recipe yielded about 38 cookies for me. 
With this, each cookie has roughly 18 grams of carbohydrates :)


1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 and 1/4 cup  yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup sprinkles

What to do:

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.
  3. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3 days. This step is mandatory. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. If you chill longer than 2 hours, make sure you roll the cookie dough into balls after the 2 hour mark. Place dough balls on a plate, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  4. Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto baking sheet, use about 1-1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. 
  6. Bake the cookies for 9-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Mine took about 9-10 minutes. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. 
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

Stay tuned for more of my spring break recipes!


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