Monday, May 26, 2014


These cookies are so delicious....and easy...and recipe-requested (not sure that is an actual word).  I have been making these cookies for over 20 years.  Make them for home, kids and hubby; make some for the family who just moved in or for a co-worker's birthday.

Mind you, you will be asked to make these again....and again.  When my sons would have their friends over, two batches didn't last long.  Be prepared to be questioned, "Are there any more of those chocolate cookies left"?  Soooo good.

What could be even better than such compliments?  A great recipe made with a cake mix!  Yep, cake mix, plus eggs, shortening, chocolate chips , and powdered sugar.  THAT IS ALL!  Quick and easy!

Maybe I should add the recipe now.......

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Betty Crocker Super-Moist Chocolate cake mix (that is the brand I have always used)--choose from milk chocolate, German Chocolate, Fudge, etc.
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs or 1/2 cup pasteurized liquid egg product

Pour half the dry cake mix into a mixing bowl; add eggs and shortening--mix with hand mixer till combined.  Pour other half dry mix into bowl, stir with spoon till mixed.  (If too dry, add very small amounts water till better consistency).  Pour in 11 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chips, milk chocolate chips or, as I do, add a few of each. Make an approximately one inch ball with dough, roll in powdered sugar, flatten slightly with hand and place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8 minutes--I always take my cookies out of oven while still slightly soft in center and allow to continue setting up on sheet outside of oven.  Sprinkle with more powdered sugar (to make 'em pretty); after 5 minutes move to cooling rack on counter.

At Christmas time I like to use a white cake mix and replace the chips with red and green M&Ms.  They look so festive!  So, try these out.  You may need to adjust your cooking time to your oven--anywhere from 8 to 10 minutes should do it. If you like your cookies a bit more crisp, leave them in longer than 8.  Like your cookies with a soft center, bake 8 or even 7 1/2 minutes.

You will love these cookies!

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