I recently made these cookies for a kid’s birthday party and the adults ended up loving them just as much. I had to hand out the recipe to everyone because they enjoyed them so much!
Check out what my friends over at Sally’s Baking Addiction have to say about this recipe:
“These cookies are perfectly thick, full of sprinkles, cake batter flavor, both white & semi-sweet chocolate chips, soft, crinkly, and thick. Now, this is what I call cookie perfection.”
She has given us the best cookie recipe you have ever tried. Boy am I glad she created these because they truly knock my socks off. See ya, I’m headed to make these again right now.
1 and 1/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
1 and 1/4 cup Betty Crocker yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix
1/2 teaspoon Camulet baking soda
3/4 cup Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Domino granulated sugar
1/2 cup Domino packed light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 and 1/2 McCormick teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup Hershey’s chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup of white and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1/2 cup sprinkles
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3-4 days. This step is mandatory. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. If you chill longer than 2 hours, make sure you roll the cookie dough into balls after the 2 hour mark. Place dough balls on a plate, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may also freeze the balls at this point for up to 3 months. (Then bake as directed adding 1 minute to the bake time without thawing.)
Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats (always recommended for cookies).
Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, use about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Shape your cookie dough balls to be “taller” than they are wide, as pictured above. Press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. That makes a pretty cookie. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Mine take 10 minutes exactly. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. You can also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point (the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies).
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Quick Tip: Be sure to chill these cookies for baking to get fat cookies!
Thanks again to Sally’s Baking Addiction for this amazing recipe.