Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies


When I tell you guys these are the best cookies I have ever eaten.....I really mean it! As in, stop what you are doing right now and make these bad boys!! 


Carson and I had so much fun making these together. I think it's so sweet that he loves to help me in the kitchen. And you know what, I bet one day his wife will appreciate that he knows what he is doing in the kitchen ;) 



And this one just loved eating the cookies! 








They are also the perfect addition to that special gift!! We made them for Taylor and Carson's teachers and tied Target gift cards to them. Cookies and Target gift cards are always a good combination! 




Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/4 cup (160g)all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup (190g) yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix (I typically use vanilla cake mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (180g) chocolate chips (I used a blend of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup (80g) sprinkles

Directions:

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
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.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3-4 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. You may also freeze the balls at this point for up to 3 months. (Then bake as directed adding 1 minute to the bake time without thawing.)
Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, use about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Shape your cookie dough balls to be "taller" than they are wide, as pictured above. Press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. That makes a pretty cookie. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Mine took 10 minutes exactly. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. You may also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point (the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies).
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days; baked cookies may be frozen up to 3 months. They won't last that long!

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11 comments:

  1. yummm these sound good! i would have a hard time not eating a ton of the dough! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Could those minis be any cuter???? And YES to these cookies -- a friend made some similar ones the other day and I had to try so hard to stop at just 2! Ha!

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  3. Yummy!! These look so amazing :) Can't wait to make these

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  4. These sound great for Santa cookies thanks for sharing these and I am still in ah of your kitchen remodel love it

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  5. Sally's amazing! I highly recommend getting her book! So much fun baking!

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  6. I just tried the cookie recipe and they flopped :( Is the recipe right? HUGE chance its just me and my baby brain!

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    1. Oh no!! Did you refrigerate the dough for atleast 2 hours? Yeah because I copied and pasted the recipe straight from Sally's website 😩 I hate they didn't come out for you!

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  7. I did! But I just realized... I used the whole box of cake mix! #fail

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    1. they still taste okay-- just rich. They aren't very pretty... I'll try again ;)

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  8. These sound SO good!!! Going to make these asap!

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  9. My re-do was a success! so fun and yummy!!

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