I had to bake just one more time before we headed north. Ted's co-workers love cookies. They gave this cookie two thumbs up!
This was a great time to make these. I was out of many of my baking staples and I had one lonely bar of butter in the fridge. Gabe would of had a fit if I wanted to take that one bar of butter home so what better way of using it up then adding it to cookie dough.
I started a post on Taste of Home called Cook's Corner Chat and Sue posted a recipe she came up with. I adapted the recipe and changes are in blue.
1 box orange cake mix ( I used Pillsbury 17.5 ounce Orangesicle Premium Cookie Mix) * Please see note for cakemix
1 stick butter, melted ( I used unsalted butter)
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure orange extract
2 cups chocolate chips
yellow and orange sprinkles- just for fun
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine the cake mix ( I used the cookie mix- thought it was the cake and just didn't want to bring it back) the eggs, melted butter, orange extract and the chocolate chips and mix with an electric mixer. You want everything to be thoroughly combined.
Roll into one inch balls and add the sprinkles. Place on a cookie sheet which is lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Let them cool on the cookies sheet for about 2 minutes before removing. Place on a wire rack to cool.
My friend Carol made these and used the cake mix- her review and recipe which she used a few different ingredients is HERE