This cookie is easy and delicious. Want to give out something people will love - this is the one.
Check out the ingredients- easy right?
I was talking to Carol when I was making these. The first sheet of cookies when baked were not covered with the confectionery sugar. The confectionery sugar soaked into the cookie- not what I wanted it to look like.
A comment on Allrecipes, where I found the cookie recipe mentioned she sprinkled more confectionery sugar on before taking them out of the oven.
I want LESS work not more! Carol who is a master baker suggested I roll them in sugar and then the confectionery sugar.
That's what I did and don't they look great and the taste is sure to please any sweet tooth.
This is going to be my go to Christmas cookie this year.
Marie- you are getting them before Christmas and on our way to the auction you and Ted get to sample a few and tell me if you think Amanda would like them. I know Leta will !
1 (18.25 ounce) package Duncan Hines Devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening ( used 1/2 cup margarine)
1 tablespoon water
1 cup confectioners' sugar- ( I used 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup granulated sugar or raw sugar--- to roll the cookies BEFORE rolling in the confectionery sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper.
Beat together the shortening, water, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the cake mix, and mix until smooth. The dough is going to be very sticky and it easier to roll if you put the bowl with the dough in the refrigerator for an hour.
Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar*. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in the 375 preheated oven.
Remove from the oven and place on a cooking rack.
Store in a air tight container.
* just a suggestion to roll in the granulated sugar before the confectionery sugar.