Friday, February 8, 2013

Cake Mix + Mint Chips

Sometimes someone asks you to bring something to a party. Sometimes you look in your cupboard to find you're a cup short of flour and are nearly out of sugar. It happens.

In those sometimes, think of these. Made from things you likely have on hand. The not-so-secret ingredient: cake mix. The moist-ness and cakey-ness of these cookies is, always, perfect.

You can throw anything into these cookies. Shredded coconut, dried fruit, nuts, a spoon or two of peanut butter, a scoop of nutella, chocolate chips... the list goes on. Easy AND versatile.

This time, I threw in some Guittard Mint Chips. I usually only see them around the holidays, but tend to stock up so the supply lasts me through all seasons. I've seen them at Target, Safeway, and Cost Plus World Market.

Cake Mix Cookies with Guittard Mint Chips
18-24 cookies

1 box cake-mix (Devil's Food is my personal fav)
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup Guittard Mint Chips

Preheat oven to 350*. Prepare and lightly oil a baking sheet
In a mixing bowl, combine cake-mix, eggs, and oil. Then, stir in the mint chips.
Using your hands, form small balls with the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet, at least 1 inch apart. To achieve the look in the picture, place one mint chip in the center of each dough ball prior to placing in the oven.
Bake for 8-11 minutes. It's best to take them out of the oven when they seem slightly underdone. 
Let cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet (or else they will fall apart!)

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