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Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book Makes Baking Quick and Easy

Submitted by on October 26, 2011 – 6:00 am5 Comments

Let’s face it: busy parents (me included!) need quick and easy recipes, and now that the temperatures are finally dropping in Texas, it’s time to think about fall baking. And while cupcakes are cute and pies are pleasing, in my humble opinion, nothing speaks of fall more than a plate of homemade cookies. With my new book in hand, The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book: More 375 Delectable Cookie Recipes That Begin with a Box of Cake Mix, you will become a star cookie baker with almost no time or effort.

All you have to do is stock your pantry with convenient, affordable cake mix and you can whip up a batch of fantastic cookies that look and taste like they were made by a pastry chef. Case in point, my Spiced Cranberry-White Chocolate Chippers. There’s no separate creaming of butter and sugar or sifting of flour: just add the cake mix, eggs, and butter in one bowl and blend away. The spice cake mix will fill your house with the scents of the holidays to come. So why wait? Don an apron, grab a bowl and a box of cake mix, and start mixing up some delicious fun.

Spiced Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Preheat oven to 350°F
*Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies
*Cookie sheets, greased or lined with parchment paper
*Cake mix: White

1 (18.25-ounce) package spice cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup dried cranberries

1. Place cake mix, butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed 1 minute or until blended. Mix in white chocolate chips and cranberries with a wooden spoon.
2. Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake 10–13 minutes or until golden at the edges and just barely set at center when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute on sheets, then remove cookies with spatula to wire racks to cool completely.

by Camilla Saulsbury

For more about author Camilla Saulsbury and her latest cookbook Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book, visit her blog Enlightened Cooking.

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