- 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- two eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 candy cane (crushed)
I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, I mixed the cake mix, eggs, and olive oil. I rolled the dough into around thirty little balls and placed them on two ungreased cookie sheets.
To Christmas-fy the cookies I crushed a candy cane (by placing it, unwrapped, in a plastic bag and pounding it with a knife handle) then dipped each dough ball in it so that a bit of candy cane adhered to the top.
I baked the cookies for 8 minutes. They'll seem undone when you take them out, but don't worry, they'll harden up a little as they cool. It's important not to overbake these guys -- if you want soft chewy cookies, 8 minutes is all it takes.
These cookies really surpassed my expectations. Their texture is a melt-in-your-mouth hybrid of brownie and chewy cookie, delicious either warm or cold. The crushed candy cane on top is both festive and adds a slight minty taste, which really complements the chocolate. And above all, they are so very easy to make! Now back to Downton Abbey...
If you've made cake mix cookies before, I'd love to hear suggestions!