Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Easy-Peasy Cake Mix Cookies

Christmas might be over, but the holiday season is in full swing for us.  Our family still has several more parties over the next few days.  If you need something quick and easy to bake for a holiday get-together, these are the cookies for you!  They're super yummy, super easy, and fast.  Since you start with a boxed cake mix, you don't have to measure out flour, salt, baking powder, etc, which can save a lot of time.  And another bonus:  there's just one dirty bowl, rather than piles of dirty dishes.

What you need: (makes about 3 dozen)
  • 1 (2-layer) devils food cake mix
  • 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • powdered sugar

 Let's get Cooking:
1.  With a hand mixer (or by hand) cream the margarine and cream cheese together.  Add the cake mix, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined.  (Sometimes my dough is a little crumbly at this point.  Just add a splash of milk to help it stick together.)

2.  Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll the balls in powdered sugar just before baking.

3.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  (Make sure not to overbake.  It's easy to do with chocolate cookies because you can't see them turning golden brown)
Mmmm, I can almost taste them now.  Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

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