Thank you for joining Brittany and I for the Blogger Christmas Cookie Exchange!
I have never done anything like this, and am not known for my culinary skills, but I never pass up the opportunity to work with Brittany and love anything festive and holiday-related!
I wanted to share a family recipe but I’m a novice baker, so, I perused Pinterest to find something simple. I don’t have a ton of time to make a complicated recipe, but never go anywhere empty-handed this time of year. As you’ll soon see, I’m definitely not a baker. I lack the patience and never keep the ingredients on hand. When I found this simple recipe that incorporated a box mix, I knew I’d found something even I could handle!
Confetti Cake Batter Cookies (recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, via Pinterest)
What you need:
1 box yellow/white cake mix (I used a white mix from Betty Crocker)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup oil (I always use canola, but you can use vegetable)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup of sprinkles (I had to use Christmas-themed sprinkles. Duh.)
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the cake mix and baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix (by hand) the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add the liquid mixture to the cake mix and stir. Make sure you mix well! After the dry mix is gone, carefully add in the sprinkles.
The recipe says to drop one inch balls on an ungreased cookie sheet: I made what I call “tall balls” (see above picture). The taller you make the dough, the thicker the cookie will be.
Bake for 9 minutes and allow to cool.
A few notes:
The dough is thick and I found it difficult to work with. My biggest tip is to let the dough chill for a couple of hours before baking. My best batch came the day after I mixed the dough; the batch I made immediately were thin and crispy.
I prefer baking with canola oil because it’s healthier and makes sweets super moist (shudder). I don’t necessarily notice a difference in flavor.
Our oven did not need 9 minutes to bake these- I found 7 minutes worked best for chewy, soft cookies. As mentioned in the original recipe, you don’t want to cookies to brown!
They could maybe use a smidge flour? Or it’s the canola oil? My cookies spread more than the original recipe!
Please ignore my poor kitchen lighting and cookie crumb-covered cookie sheet.
As you can see, some of the cookies cooked a little longer than I liked! We purchased a new heating element last year and everything cooks in half the time now! From what I could tell, the cookies were delicious. I haven’t had a sense of taste for over a week!
What’s your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Thank you for joining, and thank you to those who link up today! You are appreciated!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! My sister is getting married tomorrow! Can’t wait to share pictures next week!