Anyways so like I said I thought I had cleared his worries and I’d be able to bake…but this was NOT the case. He was convinced that my cookies were going to end up being cupcakes. No matter how many times I told him I was making COOKIES he was sure it wouldn’t work. (we hadn’t been dating very long…he did not yet understand my love for baking and cooking or that I was actually pretty good at it) I finally sent him into the other room and proceeded to make this recipe (only not Valentines...I used lemon for his but this is the only picture I currently have):
“Cookies from cake mix with frosting in the middle”
1 package cake mix
¼ cup oil
In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, oil and eggs. Roll into balls depending on the size of cookies you want. I normally do 1 inch balls.
Cook at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should be light brown; the cookies might seem like they need a little longer but do not leave them in…it will take away from their goodness.
Immediately put the cookies on a cookie rack and in the refrigerator until cooled (just enough so the frosting won’t melt…you don’t want them too chilly). Immediately pair up the cookies and sandwich them together with frosting-if you wait until later they just won’t be as good. Put in a Tupperware container or zip lock bag and refrigerate.
For even better results: FREEZE THOSE COOKIES! For real. We are convinced that a frozen and then thawed cupookie tastes 100% better (if that is possible) than their unfrozen friends.
In the end he LOVED THEM! They became one of his favorite treats and he became the envy of his co-workers because he always had these in his lunches. We laughed a lot about how he thought they were going to turn into cupcakes…that is how the name came about because even though they didn’t turn into cupcakes but he started calling them cupookies (cupcake cookies) and the name stuck!
You can Make them for any occasion: Christmas, St. Patty’s, Birthdays, Halloween….or just because you want to eat something delish.
Tips from KJ:
Our favorite cake mixes to use are-Cherry Chip, Funfetti, Spice, Lemon, Strawberry, Carrot….um maybe all of them!
Online you can find a lot of recipes for cake mix cookies…but seriously this one is so simple and it is the BEST! I also use applesauce sometimes instead of the oil if I am feeling particularly healthy that day. :-p
Putting ice cream in the middle of these is a MUST!
Putting frosting on the top layer to make them cute for special occasions is also fun!