Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Convenient Cake Mix Cooky Batch--Easter




This article is a sibling recipe to my Valentine cooky recipe. This simple recipe requires only 4 ingredients:

  • 1 box vanilla or otherwise light-color cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • various-color sugars

Note: The stated weight for a standard-size box of cake mix is 18.25 ounces.

The following baking equipment required:

  • cooky pan(s)
  • pastry blender
  • bowl
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon(s)
  • small rubber spatula
  • small cooky cutters to create indentations
  • cooky spatula to lift and transfer baked cookies
  • cooling rack for done cookies

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the cake mix powder into a medium-large mixing bowl.
  3. In a bowl or large cup, mix the oils and eggs.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the larger container and use a pastry blender to stir the ingredients together.
  5. Complete the process as follows according to the cooky size and number you want (larger/fewer—40 vs. smaller/more—50).

  6. Flat-tablespoon Method (Shown in pic strip at article title.)

    Yields about 40 cookies.
    1. Use a round tablespoon to scoop the dough.
    2. Flat-scrape the excess with a rubber spatula.
    3. Use the spatula to turn and drop the spoon's dough onto the cooky sheet.
    4. Flatten and spread the dough using the bottom of a glass.
    5. Sprinkle color sugars over the dough disks.
    6. Press cooky cutter shapes all the way through the dough disks.
    7. Bake for about 10 minutes.

    Domed-teaspoon Method

    Yields about 50 cookies.
    1. Use a round teaspoon to scoop the dough so it looks more than rounded and less than heaping (about a 2-teaspoon measure).
    2. Use the spatula to turn and drop the spoon's dough onto the cooky sheet.
    3. Flatten and spread the dough using the bottom of a glass.
    4. Sprinkle color sugars over the dough disks.
    5. Press cooky cutter shapes all the way through the dough disks.
    6. Bake for about 8 minutes.

  7. Use the cooky spatula to lift and transfer the done cookies onto cooling rack.

Note: Using a cooky shooter is also suitable for dispensing the dough. If using a shooter, sift the powder before mixing in the wet ingredients, in case there are soy "pebbles" that can clog up the pattern disk(s).

The cookies are soft right out of the oven; the edges become slightly crunchy after a few minutes.

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