Oct 20, 2010

Easy Peasy Lemon...Cookies?

Ok, I don't know if I should admit this but these are hands down my family's favorite cookie!  My hesitation in admitting it is because they are so easy it really feels like I'm cheating when I make them.  You need only 4 ingredients.

You'll need:
1 Lemon Cake mix
2/3 Cup Veggie Oil
2 eggs
White chocolate chips

And here's what you do:

Mix first 3 ingredient together in bowl.  I don't even use a mixer, I just stir it with a spoon until it is well combined.  It will be slightly stiff and thick and will look something like this:

Then take small spoonfuls and drop on to a cookie sheet.  I drop it then go back and shape them into balls but you could just drop them and leave them that way.  Then I take my white chocolate chips and add a little pile to each cookie.  

So, I know you are probably wondering why I don't add the chips to the dough in the bowl.  You can.  I've done it that way before however the dough is stiff and the chips don't stick well so I prefer to add them individually.  Plus, I like to think of them as little birds nest, I mean seriously, isn't that what they look like?

Next you simply bake them in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 8 minutes.  The trick here is to NOT over bake.  For some reason they are not as good when they are crispy.  Maybe it's just a preference thing but my family likes them soft.  So, as a good rule of thumb I will take them out of the oven just when the chips start to slightly brown.  (Recipe will yield about 2 dozen cookies.  Of course that depends on the size you make your dough drops)



Cassie said...

Hello Awesome!!!
I am going to go buy Lemon Cake mix today for a cake experiment(I explained today on my blog)...You are totally reading my mind!!!
I never met a cookie I didn't like!!!

spinndiva said...

OMG! SO glad you admitted to it!!! My kids love cookies they can "make from scratch" all by themselves! You totally rock for sharing!!!

btw: I'm a new reader, just since a few weeks really, but LOVING your blog! (made it to my link list on mine :D)

Cassie said...

I just made these!!!!!!
Amazing!! So easy and SO good!!
Thank you SO much for sharing!!