Which do you like better, cookies or cake? That’s a tough one, I know. But what if you could have both at the same time? Sound too good to be true? The recipe I have for you today is super simple to make from cake batter, yes, cake batter cookies. So if you make these cookies, you’ll never have to choose again.
It all starts with a box of cake mix. Add a few additional ingredients that you most likely already have, toss in some sprinkles for a “funfetti effect”, bake for a mere 10-12 minutes and there they are. I decided to call these “fiesta cookies” because they are colorful and look as if they’re ready for a party. There’s only one thing that could make them better: eat them with ice cream. After I baked mine and saw how large and round they got, I thought they would work perfectly for ice cream sandwiches. See if you don’t agree.
Yield: about 24 cookies
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 cup sprinkles
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs + 1 yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the cake mix with the baking powder and sprinkles to combine (be sure to break up any lumps).
3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk the oil with the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla to combine.
Add the oil mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
4. Scoop out the cookie dough using a cookie scoop measuring about 2 tablespoons, and place mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets leaving at least 3/4-inch between each cookie to allow for spreading.
5. Bake until surface is crackly and the cookies are slightly golden around the edges, 10 – 12 minutes. Cool before serving.
These cookies are perfect for ice cream sandwiches. Just scoop some slightly softened ice cream into the center of one cookie and top with another. Freeze the sandwiches after you’ve assembled them, just until they firm up. OOOOOH, so good!