Thursday, September 4, 2014
Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies
I usually don't say much when I post a recipe. I add tips and any change I made but this recipe has a little cute story I wanted to share.
I bought a LOT of cream cheese. Why you ask. First it was on sale and second I wanted to make Gabe a cheesecake for his birthday which was in July.
There are two cheesecake recipes that I always make. One is for cheesecake cupcakes and the other is from Dawn which is a fantastic recipe.
Gabe didn't want cheesecake. He said it was to much for him to eat since I have been careful will "sweets" and knew he couldn't eat the whole thing by himself. I did make him a "small cheesecake". The is the title to the recipe of a cheesecake pie which is outstanding and easy and will post when I make it again.
We are going to visit Gabe's parents in a few weeks and I need to find a recipe for cookies to take with me. Last year I made Carols A-Z Cookies. My in-laws loved them and this year I want to make something just as good.
Doing my search on google for cookies with cakemix & creamcheese I found Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies. I don't usually make cookies with cakemix due to the companies downsizing the boxes. Carol gave me a recipe for an extender, which works but I tend to stay away from box mixes now.
We are going to leave for Florida soon and I need to use up what I have and not buy anything new. I have a few boxes of cakemix I want to use up and plenty of cream cheese so this recipe worked out great.
My little buddies weren't here all summer. The rental was over September 1st. It happened to be very warm that day. I knew they would be home but didn't know when.
I started to make the cookies and I heard out side " I smell cookies". Jake and Kyle were back and so was Luna!
One nice thing about this blog is I can look back and smile when I see this recipe. It's a memory you want to share and never forget.
Oh- the kids loved the cookies. Kyle who doesn't like cream cheese said they were delicious.
1 ( 18 oz) cake mix- I used yellow
8 oz cream cheese- softened to room temp.
1/4 cup butter- softened to room temp.
1 teaspoon vanilla- - I used Watkins Caramel Extract
1 cup add ins ( you can use chocolate chips, candy or whatever you prefer I used sprinkle because the kids love them)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cream the cream cheese and the butter with an electric mixer and once combined add the egg and the vanilla.
Add the cake mix and mix again until everything is well combined.You might notice in the original recipe Sherry mixed the cakemix in by hand. It's up to you how you want to add the mix. It came out fine in the kitchen aid.
By hand add your mix ins. I added the sprinkles and made sure they were mixed in well.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto to a ungreased cookie sheet.
I've made cakemix cookie before and knew I had to flatten the dough. A glass moistened on the bottom works.
Once the cookies were flatten I sprinkled them with raw sugar.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. The recipe calls for 10 but I cooked them longer about 15 and left them on the cookie sheet a few minutes.
Cookie Girl will be busy baking and taste tasting! Guess my wii will be seeing more of me!