Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Easy & Quick Chocolate Cookies

Some days I need a cookie fix quick....I mean really quick. Enter a super quick & easy chocolate cookie recipe, that is so simple you will doubt that it is really as good as I tell you...

This is what you will need:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (or whatever flavor you choose)
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • You can also add in chocolate chips if you like, but it's your choice.
    Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it up. It will be thick and gooey mess and you will most likely feel as though you have done something wrong.....you haven't. Get you cookie sheets ready and start scooping your mixture onto the sheets. I use a tsp. measurement for small cookies and a tbsp measurement for larger cookies.

    Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. When you take them out of the oven, they will look undone, but they aren't :) Let them sit and cool after baking, they will set up nicely if they have a chance to cool.  You can eat them as is OR you can make them spectacular with a bit of fabulous vanilla frosting.

    When I write fabulous I mean...lick the bowl clean, fabulous vanilla frosting.

     This is what you will need:

    1/2 Stick butter softened
    2 oz. Cream Cheese
    1  tbsp Vanilla extract
    2 Tbsp. Condensed Milk
    1 1/2 -2  Cups Confectioners Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
    (You can double the recipe for more frosting)

    Cream together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Add in the condensed milk and slowly add in the Confectioners sugar until it is all creamy and delicious. Simple enough.

    Take a cookie and spread on the frosting; as thick or thin a layer as you like and sandwich another cookie on top. Since it's the Halloween season I added in a touch of orange food gel to the frosting and tossed a few orange sprinkles on them.

    Not too chewy, not too soft, but a texture somewhere in between that compliments the velvety, sweetness of the vanilla frosting.  If you feel like a bright burst of Halloween color....roll the edges in orange sprinkles.

     I personally love, love, LOVE sprinkles. I know there is not much to them taste wise, but I still like them!

    Let them set up in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before scarfing them down with a tall, cool glass of milk!

    Hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I did! If you have any questions or just want to say hello to let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!!

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