Whatcha Makin' Now?: Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)



These are Jacob’s favorite cookies.  I’m actually surprised I haven’t shared the recipe yet.  I stumbled upon a cook book titled “101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix” by Stephanie Ashcraft.  And with a title like that, how could I not buy it.  I’m made a number of the recipes over the years but this is one of our favorites. 

The added rice krispies give the cookies a crunch and kinda resemble the taste of toffee.  One time I did add extra rice krispies and while they baked fine, they were a lot dryer once cooled.  I would stick to just 1 cup your first time around.  It also might be fun to try it with a chocolate cake mix….I’ll have to do that next time.  And then do peanut butter chips.....oh, man. 

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies
Stephanie Ashcraft: 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix

2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 yellow or white cake mix
1 cup rice krispies or crispy rice cereal
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease cookies sheets or line with parchment paper. 

Combine shortening and brown sugar with a hand mixer or fork.  Stir in eggs one at a time.  Add in cake mix and combine well.  Stir in cereal, chocolate chips, and nuts (optional).

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop dough onto cookie sheet.

Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Do NOT over bake; cookies will be too dry/hard.  Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet.  Remove cookies and place on nonstick rack to cool. 

Makes about 2 ½ dozen cookies.  

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