My friend, Cathy, has a really cute blog that I visit all the time. She shares tales of her daily life, posts pictures of her super cute kids, and shares craft ideas and recipes she finds on the internets. Last month she blogged about "cakies" - cookies made from a cake mix. Her family really liked them, so I put them on my list of things to try. I was cleaning out my pantry and found a box of cake mix and some Valentine M&Ms, so I decided to whip up a batch M&M cakies for Valentine's.
I used a recipe from allrecipes.com and it was really good. I can't tell you how easy these cookies are to make! I loved not having to cream butter and sugar and measure a ton of ingredients. I just mixed up the cake mix, baking powder, oil and eggs, and violia! Cookies! If you need a quick Valentine treat, this is it! You may also want to check out these cute decorated Valentine bags over at Twig & Thistle to package the cookies. Just download the template and print directly on to white treat bags or labels.
adapted from allrecipes.com
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups M&M or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. Stir in M&Ms or chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. (I used a medium Pampered Chef cookie scoop)
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.