Thursday, May 15, 2014

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

How is everyone today?  It is fantastic here.  At least for today.  After 89/90 degree days, we had rain all night and the highs today are only in their 60s!!!!!  Like I needed another reason to look forward to October.  This cool weather is heaven on earth.  I was up at 5:30 a.m, got my house cleaned and floors mopped, 4 loads of laundry done, made some salad dressing (recipe coming up), and baked a big batch of cookies.  I'm already looking forward to a nap (I come from a long line of nappers).

For a person who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, I do appreciate all of those "birthday-cake" flavored goodies like ice-cream and now, cookies.  I ran across these festive cookies a few weeks ago and put the dough together a few days ago (some cookie makers insist on making their doughs a day ahead of baking and I've simply fallen into that habit) to let it refrigerate overnight.

It's basically a chocolate chip cookie with that wonderful birthday-cake flavor.  They are truly festive looking and would be a great treat for birthdays and other special events.

FYI: The beautiful doily was made and sent to me by my dear friend Sharon.  Doesn't it just make the presentation even more special???!!!  xoxoxo


1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups cake mix (FUNFETTI or white/vanilla will do in a pinch)
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup sprinkles
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups coarsely chopped Birthday Cake Golden Oreos (about 12 cookies)

In a bowl of your stand mixer cream butter and sugar together for about a minute until light and fluffly.  Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.

With mixer or low add in baking soda, salt, flour and cake mix, stirring until mixture just comes together.

With mixer still on low add in sprinkles, chocolate chips, and chopped Oreos.  Stir until evenly incorporated.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours, overnight is better.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and form dough into Tbsp round balls, placing them 2" apart on baking sheet.

Baked cookies 10-12 minutes, rotating pan at half time, until edges are slightly golden.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transferr to wire rack to continue cooking.

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