Sweets

Cake Mix Cookies

If someone asked me which I prefer between cake or cookies, I don’t think I’d be able to answer. I mean, cake has frosting, which is sweet, fluffy, and delicious. But then, we have cookies. Some are crunchy, some are chewy, some are sandwiched together, some have delicious chunks of chocolate in them. How could anyone choose between them?!

I discovered this recipe awhile ago, and let me tell you, the possibilities for this recipe are endless! I am a firm believer that any recipe can be tweaked and altered, depending on the cook behind them. However, when I say that this recipe could be made a million and one ways, I’m not lying.

It starts with just three ingredients. Three ingredients!! One box of cake mix, half a cup of vegetable oil, and two eggs! Easy as that! What I love about this recipe is that is just the base! You can whatever fillings, toppings or mix-ins you want! For this recipe today, I added chunks of white chocolate and pretzels. The combination of the sweet white chocolate with the salty pretzels… It is divine! I will say that for this recipe, I just used the pretzels that I had in my pantry, which were the thin, flat pretzels. If I made this recipe again, I would probably use a thicker pretzel because I felt that the pretzel lost some of the crunch while baking. However, it was still a phenomenal cookie!

If white chocolate pretzel isn’t your thing, you could add chunks of milk or dark chocolate. Or you can add sprinkles. Or nuts. Or butterscotch chips. Or bits of chopped up candy bars. Or dried fruit. I think you get the picture.

Ingredients:

One box of cake mix (I used chocolate)

Half a cup of vegetable oil

Two eggs

One bar of white chocolate, chopped into pieces

One and a half cups of chopped pretzels

Mix together cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. Once combined, add in mix-ins of your choice. Chill dough for one hour. Once chilled, use a cookie scoop to place them on a greased, lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until done.

The size of these cookies really depends on cooking time. If you have smaller dough balls, cook time could be 7-9 minutes. Mine took about 15-20 minutes to be fully finished. I suggest cooking them for the shorter time first, and then adding on time as needed. You can always add time, but you can’t take it away!

I have only tested this recipe with a chocolate cake mix, which was amazing! It kind of takes on a crunchy brownie kind of consistency. Absolutely heavenly! I can’t wait to try other cake mixes!

Look at how beautiful chocolate and pretzels look together. I sampled them multiples times, just to be sure the flavors really went together. I can assure you, they do…
Be sure to leave about two inches between cookies, as they spread during cooking.
Fresh from the oven! The smells in my kitchen should be put in candle form, they’re that delicious.
Doesn’t the white chocolate kind of look like melted marshmallow? That might just have to be my next batch…

-Holly Michelle

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