So, they didn’t really get me in trouble, although there was a conversation with one of my leaders at work where she expressed her frustration in reading this blog and never sampling anything. Yes, you’re right. I do need an unbiased opinion in my baking…
She is so getting cookies tomorrow.
What You Need:
1 (18.25 o)z package devil’s food cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
¾ cup coarsely chopped chocolate-covered toffee candy bars
And Here’s What You Do:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C)
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes until well blended. With a spoon, stir in the chopped candy.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on to cookie sheets that have been coated with nonstick baking spray. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the cookies are firm. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
What I did:
First of all, they DON’T MAKE CAKE MIXES IN 18.25 OZ SIZE!! At least I never found it. So, I went with the largest that I could find, which was 16.5 oz. I used slightly less oil since I didn’t have as much cake mix. And you would think that two eggs and a little under 1/3 cup of oil would be enough. Hmm…I didn’t use my electric mixer because I wasn’t sure that the cooked-brownie consistency of the dough would behave with my mixer, so I used a spoon and elbow grease. And mixed. And mixed. And added slightly more oil. And mixed more. More oil, and mixed more. I never got it past the consistency of play-dough. I had fun cutting up the candy bar though…the chocolate knife was happy!
I also used the remaining bit of toffee baking bits that we had in the cupboard. Yeah, for those lazy types who don’t want to haul out the chocolate knives, there’s a neatly packaged option waiting in the baking aisle…
I kept thinking to myself,” If these things turn out, it will be a miracle.”
So, on to the parchment-lined cookie sheet it goes!
And I sat on the floor and watched those puppies bake. I was prepared to pull out a big molten glob of stuff.
Miracles really do happen!
These cookies are quite tasty! I was afraid that they would be too oily after the dough got a nice sheen to it before baking. I thought I had gone past the realm of trying to fix and stepped straight into the gates of lunacy baking while spooning out the batter.
They were lovely and fluffy whey I first took them out of the oven, but quickly fell into chocolatey discs of deliciousness. They are nice and chewy too!
If I had made them just a wee bit smaller, I probably would have gotten 3 dozen out of the one batch. I think I got 30-32. That was yesterday. We have 15 left today. I think Scott likes them.
Sometimes, things really do work, even when you expect them to fail!
Until next time,
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes!