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Monday, October 20th, 2008

Cake or Cookies?

Yesterday I got a sudden urge to bake something sweet. I had bought a Halloween Funfetti cake mix and frosting so I figured I would make a cake. As I was reading off the ingredients I saw a recipe for cookies using the cake mix. Usually when I make a cake we eat half of it and get tired of eating it and I end up throwing the rest out. So I figured I would try something new. I sure am glad that I did because they are DELICIOUS!!! They remind me of the sugar cookies with frosting that you can buy at Wal-Mart (and other grocery stores). When I bought my cake mix they didn't have any of the Halloween Funfetti frosting, which was orange (color). So I used regular vanilla frosting and some Wilton Halloween sprinkles. Anyways, they turned out to be very scrumptious!

1 (18.9-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury Moist Supreme Halloween Funfetti Cake Mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 (15.6-oz.) can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Halloween Funfetti Vanilla Frosting

1) Heat oven to 375F. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in flour, flatten to 1/4-inch thickness.
2) Bake at 375F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
3) Spread frosting over warm cookies. Immediately sprinkle each with candy bits from frosting. Let frosting set before storing. Store in tightly covered container.

Tags:  food
1 Comment
The only disadvantage to cake mix cookies is they don't last quite as long (as in freshness), but it sounds like that won't be a problem! I think I've heard they tend to soften faster too but maybe that isn't right. I do know they are easy-peasy and usually well-loved by the masses!

Great recipe and smart thinking about those holiday sprinkles!!
LGrant   Monday, October 20, 2008
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