The mind plays strange tricks which is what explains why I bought a cake mix to make cookies.
Actually, I pride myself on baking from scratch and I really do, almost all of the time. I did not buy this mix to save time, rather to experiment. It is fun to have a ready to go mix and then take it apart to make something else.
I used Duncan Hines cake mix and I would guess, you could use a different flavor and build cookies from it. The recipe, I found was for cookie bars but I wanted cookies and I stuck with them. I used the cookie bar recipe and adjusted, as I went along. I don't know where the recipe comes from although it is not from Duncan Hines.
If you are looking for some interesting recipes, check out the Duncan Hines site and probably the other major brands, as well.
Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies
1 package Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cover cookie sheet (2) with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil.
Combine cake mix, water, eggs, margarine and brown sugar and mix together thoroughly.
Stir in chips and nuts and spread through the batter.
Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop balls on sheet, 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes. Place on rack and allow to cook for 5 - 10 minutes.
This is a versatile recipe and you can make changes by using different flavored chips or adding a teaspoon of vanilla, mint, mocha or almond extract.
I am sorry about the change in color. The plate is more accurately colored in the top photo.
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