CAKE BATTER COOKIES!!

I picked these up from twitter and what do you think? I’ll give you a word for the picture, YUMOLICSIOUSLIKEWOW.

If I happen to bake this year, I think it’ll be these babies. They’re pretty birthday looking, but it’d be a snap to make the frosting red and green. You could even do them white and dust the cookies with red and green sugar crystal things (aka, sprinkles. why can’t we just call them all sprinkles anymore?)

Here you go. This is Betty’s recipe, but I pasted here incase the link dies.

Cookies

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box)

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Liquid food colors (neon pink, neon blue, neon green, classic yellow and red to make orange) Assorted Betty Crocker® colored sprinkles

1-Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir sugar cookie mix, 1/2 cup dry cake mix, 1/2 cup butter and the egg until soft dough forms.

2-In small bowl, place remaining 1/2 cup dry cake mix. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in dry cake mix, coating completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3-Bake 7 to 9 minutes or just until cookies are set. (Watch closely to prevent cookies from getting too crispy and overbaked.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

4-In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in 1 tablespoon milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Divide frosting among 4 small bowls, about 1/4 cup each. Add food color to tiint frosting in each bowl.

5-For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 rounded teaspoon frosting on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together. Roll sides of sandwich cookie in sprinkles.

For other cookie recipes, check out:

Nena – chocolate mice
Annie – shortbread
Chris – Stained Glass Christmas Cookies
Jeanette – Seven Layer Cookies