Wednesday, February 8, 2012

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

My husband just took the baby on a run to the store -- their first-ever outing without me. Which means that I have the house to myself for the first time since the baby was born... Eight months ago today... and with this time, I'm, um, blogging... ?

Instead of pondering the many things that are probably very wrong with this scenario, I'll do what I set out to do, which is to share with you the easiest cookie recipe in the whole world ever. It's true.

Oh crap! They're back already! (I guess I should have paid less attention to the Food Network and more to the task at hand! Curse you, Rachael Ray!) But to drive home my point, in the short time that my husband was gone, I would have had ample time to whip up a batch of these cookies from start to finish.

It goes like this:

Preheat the oven to 375ยบ, and grab a box of cake mix. Any flavor you like/have around from that case-lot sale/moment of weakness in the baking aisle. (I happened to have Red Velvet, because I needed to fill my yearly red food dye requirements in one sitting.) Dump the mix into a bowl/the bowl of your mixer.

Add to that 2 eggs and 1/3 c. canola or vegetable oil. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and scoop cookies onto them using a 1" scoop, or roll the dough into 1" balls. Take your little hand and flatten each one slightly. Now, put the baking sheets in your preheated oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the tops look kind of dry and crackly.

Let cool on sheets for a minute or two before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


These make great sandwich cookies, too, if you happen to also have a container of store-bought frosting, or a hankering to make some from scratch.

PS: Let's throw a little party to commemorate my 100th post! Hooray face!

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