Friday, July 2, 2010

A Convenient Cake Mix Cooky Batch--German Chocochip Bites

My convenient cooky recipe this time is my third one using cake mix. The other two have Valentine's Day and Easter themes. The German Chocochip Bites evoke German chocolate cake taste with predominance of chocolate, coconut, and pecans. The recipe yields about 55 soft and chewy cookies.

  • 1 box chocolate or devil's food cake mix
  • 1 can coconut pecan frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs

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
  • 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, combine the melted butter, eggs, and frosting.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the larger container and use a pastry blender to stir the ingredients together.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Use a round tablespoon to scoop the dough so it looks more than rounded and less than heaping (about a 4-teaspoon measure).
  7. Use the spatula to turn and drop the spoon's dough onto the cooky sheet.
  8. Bake for about 13 minutes.
  9. Use the cooky spatula to lift and transfer the done cookies onto cooling rack.

If you want to make smaller cookies but more of them, level off the tablespoons of dough instead of rounding them. Bake for about 10 minutes instead of 13.

Note: My German Chocochip Bites cooky is an adaptation of a foodista recipe for Coconut Pecan Cookies, which calls for 4 ingredients: yellow cake mix, coconut pecan frosting mix, melted butter, and eggs.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

isn't cooky spelled cookie??

whilldtkwriter said...

"Cooky" is a variant of "cookie", per www.m-w.com. Google "cooky", and you'll find some references to that spelling. My brain thinks of "cooky" like the singular word "story", where the plurals get formed by dropping the "y" and adding "ies".

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