Thursday, October 15, 2015

Strawberry White Chocolate and Chocolate Mint Cake Mix Cookies

Sometimes, you just want something a little different. Today's cookie adventure was a Strawberry with White Chocolate Chip and a Chocolate with Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies made from cake mixes.  Although the cake mixes I purchased were from different companies, both were the same weight and neither had a high altitude adjustment.  I stopped by my local market, only to find nary a mint chocolate chip in the baking aisle.  But from my previous experiment with a sheet cake mix cookie, I knew Walmart (bless their hearts) sells Andes crushed mints in their baking aisle. This turned out to be fortuitous because Walmart sold all the items I needed for a better price. 

The end result was a crunchy, almost shell-like exterior with a soft interior bursting with flavor that got rave reviews from all of my kids and even my grandson.  Each batch yielded about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.  I'm not for sure because I don't know how many disappeared between batches.  I initially set my oven to 350 degrees but I found that my usual 9 minutes left the white chocolate slightly charred and the inside still a little raw.  I adjusted to 325 degrees and a longer bake time with good results.

The strawberry batch was extremely gooey so I added a 1/4 cup of flour to the dough.  Even with the additional flour, this cookie is a very sweet cookie.  My sweet little grandson's nose caught a whiff of them cooking and he inquired if I was making cake.  When I told him I was making cookies he said, "It smells like cake."  Smart little boy.  He helped himself to two cookies and a glass of milk saying, "These are too sweet!"  I think he mean that as a compliment because he added, "I'm going to ask Mommy to make these too!" and then asked if he could take some home.

Oddly enough, the chocolate batch didn't require any additional flour, which I attribute to the cocoa powder in the cake mix.  Having made a couple of chocolate cookies, I do think that cocoa powder tends to make your baked goods dryer than flour alone does.  My oldest son told me the chocolate cookies tasted like Thin Mints and suggested I individually dip each cookie in melted chocolate.  To which I replied, "NO" and he was pretty okay with that.

Any number of combinations can be made with these cake mixes, and they are incredibly cheap.   Just check out your cake aisle at your local grocery market and see what kind of yummy combinations you can come up with.  Red Velvet cookies would be quite lovely with a white chocolate chip.  Or how about a German Chocolate cookie with coconut and a chocolate drizzle?  Hope you'll let your tastebuds go on a culinary cake mix cookie adventure!

xo ~
Rolly <3

  • 1 cake box mix (based on batter, you may need to add 1/4 cup flour)
  • 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of some kind of chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Mix butter, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and eggs together in a mixing bowl until blended 
  • Slowly add the cake mix in about 1/4-1/2 cup batches until mixed well
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and heap dough in roughly 1" mounds, at least 2" apart
  • Bake 9-12 minutes
  • Cool at least one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.