Monday, August 6, 2012
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies
Yesterday was one of those days where I had a craving. Wasn’t quite sure at first – did I want salty or sweet? After a moment of contemplation, it was clear – something sweet was on the craving horizon. My next question to myself was, what sweet delight would I indulge in? Chocolate is great but not my “go to” ingredient to satisfy a sweet craving. I much prefer a caramel or sugar cookie. Simultaneously along the sweet craving was an urge to bake. Do you ever get a simple urge to bake something?
With the death of our refrigerator a couple weeks ago, we are still in the process of finalizing our selection. We spent a good portion of the day at the appliance store, which can be fun yet exhausting. We are close and should finalize this week. You don’t realize how much you appreciate the convenience of having a working refrigerator until it stops one day. Thank goodness, we have our trusty 20 year old refrigerator in the garage. Needless to say, it was a long day and coming back home to unwind and get ready for the work week ahead was foremost on my mind. Not to mention the baking bug bit me along with the sweet craving.
I knew the baking task needed to be simple yet something that would satisfy my craving. I must admit I enjoy eating the batter more than the finished product, so that part weighed into my decision of what type of baked delight I would make. Cookies seemed like the logical choice and something I could share with my hubby along with my co-workers on Monday morning.
I proceeded to gain some inspiration from my various Pinterest boards and quickly decided upon the Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies from here. I have always been drawn to a white cake with white frosting with colored sprinkles on top. With my favorite cake wrapped up into a cookie; that was my final decision and perfection in my book.
You just have to love a simple cookie that uses a cake mix with a couple ingredients added to the mix. They were not only simple yet incredibly tasty. Most importantly they completely satisfied my sweet craving. Not to mention, hubby was quite happy with the scent of fresh baked cookies in the air along with a few in his tummy.
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies
Makes 30-32 cookies
1 box vanilla cake mix, 18.25 oz
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C color sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the sprinkles by hand, not using the mixer. Use a small ice cream scooper that drops the cookie onto a cookie sheet or silpat. Sprinkle a few extra colored sprinkles on top of each cookie before baking. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes until light brown along the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack. They will be very soft at first.