3.29.2012

Cake Batter Cookies

I'd like to apologize in advance for your future addiction to these cookies.  They're insanely delicious, and you can easily transform them into so many varieties, it's not even funny.  I got the original recipe from Jason's aunt Cember, and they've quickly become our little family's favorite.

Here's what you'll need:
1 stick butter, softened
1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

1 box cake mix (any flavor you choose! This time, I used Funfetti)
1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar

Here's what you do:
1.  In a bowl, use a hand mixer to beat egg, cream cheese and butter until blended well.
2.  With a spoon, stir in cake mix.  Sometimes I've needed to hit it with the mixer to break up lumps, but don't overdo it.
3.  Refridgerate dough for about an hour, or until stiffened up a bit.
4.  Preheat oven to 350.
5.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls, then roll balls in bowl of powdered sugar to heavily coat.  Place sugared balls onto cookie sheet (I use parchment paper rather than grease).  Very slightly flatten balls with thumb or spoon...they spread out a tad when they bake.
6.  Bake for 12-14 minutes until they begin to set.
7.  Cool completely, then store covered in the fridge...if any survive the first few minutes out of the oven.
Yields about 3 dozen cookies.

The Funfetti ones seriously taste like raw cake batter...they are my absolute favorite!  Other variations include red velvet, carrot cake, chocolate, yellow cake...you name it!

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