Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chocolate & White Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

I would say my main obsessions lately have been anything made with boxed cake mix, and anything with chocolate chips and M&M's.  This recipe has the former.  I made these at my Mom's house so where the original recipe called for chocolate chips, I halved the batch and did some with chocolate and some with white chocolate.
Using softened butter, add your sugars and beat until well combined. It should resemble the following picture.
Add your eggs and vanilla and blend on high for one minute. Your batter should resemble the following picture. 
Once it's all well mixed, you are ready to add your dry ingredients. 
Dry Ingredients added
Add the flour, cake mix, and baking soda to your wet mixture. Blend on low until combined.
All mixed!
Next, you are ready to add your sprinkles. I used rainbow sprinkles and nonpareils.  Add to your batter.
So colorful!
Sprinkles added
All mixed in!
Now, if you aren't separating your batter like I did, you can skip these next steps. You can just add your chocolate chips with the sprinkles and mix.  I separated my sprinkled dough, and then added white chocolate chips to one bowl and mini chocolate chips to the other.

Kae adding the chocolate chips
Ariana adding the white chocolate chips
Mixed Chocolate chip dough
Mixed white chocolate chip dough

Once your dough is all mixed, cover and refrigerate for a couple hours.  You don't want your dough too sticky. Once it has had its cooling session, you are ready to form your dough for baking.  Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and form them so the are taller than they are wide (like the below picture)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

All done!

White chocolate cookie closeup!

I thought these cookies came out pretty well. They were nice and soft with a nice softness in the middle. I will say, I thought the white chocolate ones were a bit too sweet for my liking. I think you need the semi-sweet chocolate to cut down on the sweetness from the cake mix and sprinkles.

Recipe (Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction)
3/4 cup softened butter
1/2 sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sprinkles ( I used 1/4 Rainbow sprinkles and 1/4 rainbow nonpareils)
1 cup chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup white chocolate and 1/2 mini chocolate chips) 

Cream together butter and sugars using electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Add egg and vanilla and mix on high, about 1 minute.
Add flour, cake mix and baking soda and mix on low until just combined.
Mix in Chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
After refrigerating, preheat oven to 350 degrees
Scoop dough out by 1 1/2 tablespoons
Form balls taller than they are wide
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are slightly brown
Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before moving to cooling racks.

Chocolate Chip cookie closeup!

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