One of my favorite go-to desserts are something I call Cake Mix Cookies. You can make these cookies using a simple base recipe and any type of cake mix. For this batch I am using carrot cake mix and cream cheese frosting. My boyfriend’s family is completely OBSESSED with these cookies, so I end up baking them pretty often. Luckily they are super easy to make as you can see in the recipe below:
Carrot Cake Cookies- makes about 2 dozen cookies
- 1 Box- Carrot Cake Mix
- 1/4 cup- vegetable oil
- 4 Tbs- Water
- 1- Egg
- 1- Cream Cheese Frosting
First, gather your ingredients (there aren’t many).
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You can stir them by hand, or use a mixer. If you’re using a mixer make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so you don’t end up with gross powder-y bits. Do not over mix.
Once the batter is mixed, use a spoon to scoop tablespoon sized cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I like to use a Silpat (non-stick baking mat) to keep the bottoms of the cookies from getting crunchy. I am a sucker for soft cookies. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
When the cookies come out the should still be soft to the touch, and will be golden brown with orange flecks. By now your entire house should smell spicy and delicious.
When cookies are done cooling, spread the cream cheese frosting on top. If you’re feeling fancy you can pipe frosting stripes onto the cookies.