My first encounter with a cake cookie was back in 2008 when I was pregnant with my little Edie. My sister and dad came from Vegas for a visit and my sister made a delicious batch of devils food cake cookies and they were crazy good! Luckily for me, my sister made me a copy of her delicious cookie recipe, but unfortunately up until now, I had forgotten about that recipe. Which is a shame because there is nothing quite as easy as cake cookies.
Last week in all of the excitement of The Hunger Games premiere, one of the bloggers I follow, Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, did a fun little Hunger Games party and recreated some of the foods talked about in the book. These cookies made an appearance at her party and I knew I had to make these myself. It must of been fate because I had a spice cake mix already on hand!
My husband just about flipped his lid when he came home and discovered I made cookies. He's all but eaten them all now, LOL! These cookies are a great if your short on time but want something delicious and moist. The kids can even get involved with this recipe. So if you've got a spice cake mix laying around, you should make these. Even if you don't have a spice cake laying around, pick one up and make these with your kids...or your husband. Or even just for you; I can keep a secret ;) !
Spice Cake Cookies
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
Coarse Sanding Sugar- I could not find this anywhere in my store, so I used granulated sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl of a mixer, beat cake mix, butter, and eggs together on medium speed until fully combined.
Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle generously with coarse sanding sugar (or if you can't find it like me, sprinkle with granulated sugar) and bake for 10-12 minutes.
When cookies have puffed up and edges have set, remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling sheet.