playingwithsugar Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 12:19pm
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Are they supposed to be a soft cookie? I baked them for the first time, yesterday, using Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix, which contains chocolate chips. They came out crispy on the edges and brownie-soft in the center. They were great, especially when warm, but the softness concerned me. I was expecting a crisper, milk-dunking cookie.

Did you ever crumble them up and use them as a crumb crust for an ice cream pie?

Do you think they turned out soft because of the flavor mix I used?
My great niece was here baking with me, so I used a recipe which she could easily memorize and use at home. Here it is -

1 box cake mix (approximately 18.5 ounces)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together. Scoop out by spoonful and bake 10 minutes.

This recipe made about 2 dozen cookies, using a size 50 scoop.


Thanks, All!

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gottabakenow Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 12:29pm
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if you're scooping them out with an ice cream scoop or something similar I'd imagine they'd stay soft...

miss_sweetstory Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 12:40pm
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I make them pretty frequently...always have a soft cake-like center...unless I burn them (which is a frequent occurrence...)

playingwithsugar Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:43pm
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Thanks, all!

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BethG Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 1:58pm
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I have never made those cookies. But I know another recipe using cake mix.
you take 1 cake mix, 1 egg, 4 oz cool whip. mix together into balls toss in powdered sugar and bake @ 350 for 8 min.

sweetcravings Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 2:03pm
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I've made them, and it makes a pretty soft cookie. But not so soft that you can't put them on sticks.

CakeMommyTX Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 2:04pm
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I make these all the time for the reason that that do stay soft.
If you use Duncin Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and add some chocolate chips they taste just like the Double Fudge cookies from the Cookie Company!

indydebi Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 2:28pm
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I don't DO crispy cookies (she said with total snobbery in her voice!) so I like these because they are soft. Soft cookies are almost a trademark with my cookies.

To me, you dunk a cookie because it's so dang hard that you have to soften it up before you can eat it (Oreo's ... I hate Oreo's and specifically just for this reason ... they are too dang hard to actually eat!). A "good" cookie stands on it's own and doesn't need "doctored up" with milk!

Yes ... I AM a soft-cookie-snob! icon_biggrin.gif

Alliekat66 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:04pm
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I love those DH cookies with powdered sugar! They are so pretty when you do the strawberry ones, so pretty on any shower table, bridal, baby etc! And they taste like heaven!! lol

CakeMommyTX Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:22pm

I second that, I too am a soft cookie snob, (although I still like Oreos) when I make cookies at home I underbake then so they stay soft.
I just made some peanut butter cookies the other day and my sister was shocked that they were'nt hard and crumbly, she had never had a soft peanut butter cookie, I told her its the only way to have to them!

sun33082 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:35pm

Maybe if you want a crisper cookie, you could use butter (not margarine) instead of oil? I know butter usually makes cookies spread more, so they'd be thinner and crispier? Just a thought.

crisseyann Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:36pm

*waves to the room and asks for admittance in the soft-cookie-club*

Those cake mix cookies ARE pretty darn good because they ARE soft. icon_smile.gif

tdybear1978 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 3:48pm

I have never done cake mix cookies before and think that i am going to give it a try today

cookie_fun Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 8:27pm

Have any of you ever added pudding mix to your cookie recipes? I do it all the time and my cookies stay nice and soft. Depending on what flavor of pudding you use, you get a great flavor too.
My favorite is adding french vanilla pudding to my sugar cookies. Yum!
(also a big fan of the soft-cookie club)

Ann

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:00am

Strawberry DH - Hey, I didn't even think of that one!

Make some strawberry cookie dough, add some ground almonds and extract - ooh, baby, baby!

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CareyI Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:22am

I make cake cookies ALL the time! My kids LOVE them. We call them Crinkle Cookies and they are super soft! We do all flavors but love the lemon ones for the summer!! Here is my recipe
1 box cake mix
2 eggs
1softened stick of butter
1T water
Mix together, scoop out with melon ball scooper, roll in powdered sugar, bake 350 fo about 10-12 min. YUM!!!!

We also love strawberry but tend to make chocolate the most!

aliciababcock Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:23am

My husband got me a recipe book for Christmas that is filled with all kinds of Cake mix Cookies and bars. I have tried several and they are all delicious! I am a soft cookie snob too!!

CakeDiva73 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:32am

These are one of my trade-mark cookies, lol....chocolate cake mix makes a darn good cookie!! Try the lemon for a little zing too. The spice mix cake in the fall or near Christmas also works. The good things is you can add in anything; peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, mints, red hots - they all work and people taste them and think you are a genius.

My friend who can't bake to save her life called me on a Friday afternoon askin me to make cookies for her to bring to a bbq the next day. Well I was pissy that she asked me at such a short notice (and I'm sure I was just pissy in general too.....it happens icon_smile.gif ) anyway, I throw together the mint chocolate chips ones and I'll be damned if they didn't take first prize!

I had no idea they were having a baking contest (it was a military bbq or something - her Hub is a US Marine) so she split the $50 prize with me and I was a happy camper!

tdybear1978 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:43am

okay so I made these today - all i had was a banana supreme cake mix but WOW they were so yummy. i have to try all the other flavors now

KonfectionKonnection Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 2:46am

Me, too! Love soft cookies . . .

Here's the recipe I've used several times--it's really good w/ a lemon or strawberry cake mix. Just be aware the dough is sticky if you don't chill it a little before working w/ it:

Easy Mix Lemon Crinkles
From: Pillsbury Family Fun Cookbook

1 package Pillsbury Plus Lemon Cake Mix
4 oz container (1 3/4 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 Tablespoons oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
Sugar or colored sugar

In large bowl, combine cake mix, whipped topping, oil and egg; mix thoroughly. Cover; chill dough 1 hour for easier handling.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store cookies in tightly covered container. 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Note: May use other flavors of cake mix, such as strawberry.

Just something a little different to try--although the chocolate ones sound yummy, too!

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 3:23pm

I just realized that the chocolate cookies taste just like the cookie outside of an ice cream sandwich.

Time for a road trip to the freezer section, for some ice cream!

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Alliekat66 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

I just realized that the chocolate cookies taste just like the cookie outside of an ice cream sandwich.

Time for a road trip to the freezer section, for some ice cream!

Theresa icon_smile.gif




Oh wow! I haven't even thought of that but what a great treat for the 4th!! Thanks!!

punkinpie Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I don't DO crispy cookies (she said with total snobbery in her voice!) so I like these because they are soft. Soft cookies are almost a trademark with my cookies.

To me, you dunk a cookie because it's so dang hard that you have to soften it up before you can eat it (Oreo's ... I hate Oreo's and specifically just for this reason ... they are too dang hard to actually eat!). A "good" cookie stands on it's own and doesn't need "doctored up" with milk!

Yes ... I AM a soft-cookie-snob! icon_biggrin.gif




Me too!! Me too!!

Dru329 Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 3:41pm

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playingwithsugar Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 3:00pm

Time to elaborate -

What's your favorite cake mix cookie combination.

Let's say, you wanted to do an add-in, like chips, extract, etc. Or if you made them into sandwich cookies - what filling do you use?

I'll start - I bought some caramel chips at the store a few days ago, so I am thinking German Chocolate cookies -

basic cake mix cookies, using German chocolate cake mix
1/4 to 1/2 cup caramel chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut - maybe toasted
1/4 to 1/2 cup pecans or almond slivers

What do you think of this combination?

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tiggy2 Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 3:25pm

I think it sounds wonderful, I may have to give it a try.

jovigirl Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 3:35am

Here is another soft cookie snob icon_lol.gif

I've been making these with my dd forever. Total favorite of the family especially when I make them into ice cream sandwiches....

1 pkg Devils food cake mix
¾ cup Crunchy peanut butter
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup Chopped Reeses pieces chips or candy

Combine cake mix, peanut butter, eggs & milk in lrg mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until well blended. Stir in reeses pieces. Make small balls & flatten with hand put on greased cookie sheet & bake in preheated oven (350) for 7-9 mins. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 mins. Put on cooling rack & cool completely.

1 pkg Yellow cake mix
½ cup Smooth or Crunchy peanut butter
½ cup soft Butter
2 Eggs
1 cup Chopped or whole chips (milk chocolate, butterscotch , toffee)

Combine cake mix, peanut butter, butter & eggs in lrg mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until well blended. Stir in desired chips. Make small balls & flatten with hand put on greased cookie sheet & bake in preheated oven (350) for 7-9 mins. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 mins. Put on cooling rack & cool completely.

littlecake Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 3:58am

i've made these and even rolled them out and made shapes with the cookie cutter...they spread a little...but they were good!

i LOVE putting toffee chips in cookies...yum!

Solecito Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 5:10pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

To me, you dunk a cookie because it's so dang hard that you have to soften it up before you can eat it




icon_eek.gif Here in Mexico we even dunk sweet soft bread in milk or better in hot chocolate, it's not a "hard to eat" thing it's a "dunking" thing... icon_lol.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 5:24pm

I'm thinking banana cake cookies with chocolate chips...yumm! If you want to talk snob, I read an article about a cookie baker who said, "And I NEVER would bake a cookie that started with a cake mix!" Apparently, unless you slave away all afternoon on your cookies, they don't count.

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