You'd never guess cake mix is the key ingredient of these pleasant little cookies. Vaguely shortbread-y, I made mine with peppermint extract for the holidays, but I'm putting vanilla for more everday use.
I made these because I had a spare box of cake mix lying around (you know, food blogger problems) but was pleasantly surprised. I even included them on a few cookie samplers.
Cake Mix Bonbon Cookies
Makes 30-40 cookies depending on size
- 1 box cake mix (I used Immaculate Baking Yellow Cake Mix)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or peppermint around the holidays)
- 3-4 ounces of dark or milk chocolate (3 ounces = delicate drizzle; 4 ounces = more generous icing like pictured)
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). In large bowl, mix cake mix, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with spoon until dough forms. It will be a somewhat crumbly dough.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, Place balls 2 inches apart.
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
- Make the chocolate topping. Melt 3-4 ounces of chocolate, and drizzle on top of each cookie.