It seems these days I only have time to bake or cook something special for a celebration, whether it’s a holiday or a birthday. My dad’s birthday is March 1st, so for his big day I decided to bake him cookies. I had found the perfect recipe for cake batter chocolate chip cookies. He loves cake batter (anything) and love chocolate chip, so I figured there was no better dessert to make than this! I brought them to him and his coworkers at his job, and everyone loved them! I even put Birthday Cake Oreos in the middle of the platter for them to enjoy as well!
Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
yield: 2.5-3 dozen cookies
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup yellow or white boxed cake mix (I used white)
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (I blended white and semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1/2 cup sprinkles
1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Mix in the egg and vanilla until creamy.
3. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined (DO NOT OVERMIX). Fold in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
4. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 days. This step in mandatory, in order to avoid the cookie from spreading too much.
5. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Shape your cookie dough balls to be taller than they are wide (check out Sally’s Baking Addiction for the pictures, and description).
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are slightly browned. The centers will appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool.
7. Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction