My cousin Karoline is a wonderful baker, and she invented this cookie recipe years ago.* It has been passed around our family, and comes in handy often. It is dead simple, easy to adapt, and completely delicious. You probably have all the ingredients already! If you love soft, chewy cookies, give this recipe a try. Thanks, Lina!
*Had no idea, but apparently Paula Deen originated this recipe with chocolate cake mix! Credit where credit is due!
Cousin Karoline’s Cake Cookies
- 1 box of cake mix, any flavor (I used red velvet, funfetti is the original)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 8oz package cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
Using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla until well blended. Chill mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350. Roll a tablespoon of batter into a ball, and then coat with powdered sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and flatten a bit. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the surface is cracked and the batter looks set. Remove to cooling rack and dust with more powdered sugar, if desired.