Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
When you are almost 8 months pregnant and you want something sweet, sometimes you have to take it upon yourself to make it happen.
As you all know, I have had moments like these throughout my pregnancy, like when I made a chocolate butter cream cake just because I wanted some really good cake.
Well, this time I wanted some really good cookies!
I didn’t have the two full sticks of butter that most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for, and I didn’t have enough cocoa powder for double chocolate chip cookies, but I did have a box of devil’s food cake mix, and pondered: How can I use this???
I took to the Internet and researched a few methods to my madness and came across a fantastic recipe from Pinch of Yum! I used her recipe as a guide in terms of the method, but I used different ratios and a few different ingredients.
I can tell you: these were easy, delicious and satisfied a pregnant lady’s craving for chocolate! These cookies are chocolatey, decadent and have amazing texture!!!!
- ½ cup butter (make sure it’s softened at room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 Tbsp of water
- 1 Tbsp canola oil (vegetable oil)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 box devil's food chocolate cake mix
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cups walnuts
- Pre-heat oven to 350℉.
- Place softened butter and egg in food processor or mixer with paddle attachment, and beat till slightly smooth. I used my food processor and it worked great. Either will do just fine.
- Add in coffee, oil, and vanilla, and beat again till all is combined.
- Add in about ½ the bag of cake mix and beat mixture. Then, add the other ½ till fully combined.
- Add in walnuts and chocolate chips, and mix well till they are well incorporated.
- Roll dough into balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment. You may be only to fit about 6 per baking sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, allow to cool on the sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. They should slide off with ease from the sheet.
Photos: Nisa Burns Cochran