Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mini Cake Mix Dreams

You know me, I love my cake mix cookies!  I add fun variations on here all the time and here's my latest!

This was a last minute idea I came up with for a Valentine's Activity yesterday. It was quick, easy and from what I heard, DELICIOUS! They are creamy and oh so soft!

You can play around with this and try different options like lemon cake mix topped with raspberries. Call them raspberry lemonade cookies! Strawberry cake mix would be fun for a baby shower or Valentine's Day. Pistachio pudding (in the topping) for St. Patrick's day! Even carrot cake or red velvet cake mix would make some yummy ones using cheesecake pudding in the topping! Mmmm..and what about a banana pudding topping over chocolate cookies! Have fun and do share what you try!

Mini Cake Mix Dreams
  • 1 box of cake mix (I used white and chocolate)
  • 1 stick butter, softened 
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream (or sour cream) to make them extra soft
  • 1 large tub of cool whip
  • 1 pkg coconut instant pudding (or cheesecake)
  • 1 pkg of fresh strawberries, quartered 
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl add cake mix, butter and egg. Mix well. In a separate bowl whip cream together until stiff. Gently fold into cookie batter. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours. (If you skip this step your cookies will come out thin and flat. The cold temperature of the butter in the dough helps them hold shape in the oven). Shape dough into 2 inch balls and space 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. 

Bake for 11 minutes. Cool and set aside. 

Meanwhile, open cool whip container and empty dry pudding mix inside. Blend well. Spread onto cooled cookies and top with strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to eat. The topping will turn into a thick mousse and will stay that way at room temperature. Enjoy!

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