These are the world’s easiest cookies. I don’t remember where I first saw the recipe (probably on pinterest) but we’ve been making them regularly for the last few months. They mix up very quickly and are so easy my two big boys made them today with very little help from me.
This is a simple three ingredient recipe, if you count cake mix as a single ingredient. You will need 2 eggs, half a cup of oil, and a box of cake mix. I have found most of the Betty Crocker cake mixes to be dairy free, even the devil’s food chocolate!
Preheat the oven to 350. Wash hands and dress your little chefs in aprons (or kitchen towels as mine prefer).
Crack the eggs into a bowl. Bebop needed a little help with this step, but did the rest on his own.
Add the eggs to the mixing bowl.
Add the oil.
Then add the cake mix. The boys tried really hard to do this step together. I was impressed at how well they cooperated with each other. I’m sure the promise of a cookie was more than enough incentive for good behavior.
Mix the dough until smooth, about a minute on low with a mixer. This is easy for me to do by hand but a little too hard for the boys. Plus they love using the big mixer.
Bribe the toddler to keep him occupied during the next step.
Scoop the cookies onto a tray or baking stone. I like using a tablespoon scoop for this as it makes a nice size cookie. I usually get about 18 cookies with this recipe.
These cookies spread out quite a bit while baking so I’ve found that I have to spread them out more than with most other cookie recipes.
Bake at 350 degrees. In my oven using stoneware it takes 15 minutes. I normally have to add 5 minutes to bake time in other recipes, so I’d start with 10 minutes if you’re using a metal baking sheet. The cookies are done when the edges just start to brown. They will be puffy in the middle when first pulled from the oven, but flatten out when cooled.
Magoo approves! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.