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Old 11-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #181
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Here's an interesting idea!

Waffle cookies



Take any of your favorite cake mix cookie doughs. Chill for 20 minutes to make them easier to shape. Shape them into flat patties of squares, diamonds, or triangles shapes. Or use a spoon to scoop the dough for round shapes. Drop onto the hot waffle iron onto the sections. Close cover. Cook 90 seconds per waffle. Carefully remove the hot waffle from the iron with a spatula to a cooling rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm.
Or decorate with frosting and sprinkles when cool.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:50 AM   #182
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I think Bisquick is our version of sifted, self-rising flour.
Bisquick has more added than just baking powder - it must have some fat in as well as the recipe on the Bisquick box just has 250g (half a pack) Bisquick, 50g caster sugar and 150ml milk. If you use Bisquick instead of flour, (but keep the other ingerdients the same) because of this added fat it could make your scones heavy (they would be more like pastry - shortcrust pastry would be 8oz flour 4 oz butter)

If you can't get self-raising flour, add 4t of baking powder (NOT baking soda - bicarbonate of soda) to 225g/8oz plain (all-purpose) flour and you should get the same result.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #183
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Just made my cookies from cake mix for the first time.....awesome. I just found this thread yesterday and I am so glad I did. Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #184
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies




Make white or yellow cake mix cookies as in the first post,
plus for the add-ins:
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
6 drops green food color
1 cup creme de menthe (mint) baking chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks




FYI: I've also added a couple variations to the Gooey Butter cookies,
back one page, in post #172.



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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #185
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I made the brownie macaroon cookies and they were AWESOME I used a Betty Crocker mix with a part-pack of choc chips and some coconut which had been in the cupboard for.... lets say "a while" I added an extra T of oil and one or two of water as it was really dry (possibly works better with fresher coconut ). They looked a bit like a bushtucker trial, with the bits of coconut sticking out, but they smelt amazing and were demolished PDQ! I made 3 dozen (using a Pampered Chef small scoop as I don't do icky hands ) and I think there are 5 left. DH said "don't bother making Christmas cake this year just loads of these"
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:47 AM   #186
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Quick questions....

1) Anyone ever made cut out cookies with the cake recipe? I was going to make orange cookies for Thanksgiving in "leaf" shapes and decorate them with melted chocolate chips?


2) When you use the chocolate cake mix for say, the crinkle cookies with powdered sugar, do you use oil, butter or butter crisco? wondering what preferences are? When I make toll house chocolate chip cookies from scratch, I prefer to use butter crisco, but wondering how butter w/the chocolate will be?
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #187
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I made cake mix cookies for the first time yesterday using the Betty Crocker Butter Pecan cake mix. I used butter instead of oil and they were so good. I added brown sugar icing and they tasted like cookies my grandmother made when I was little. They took quite a bit longer than the 7-10 minutes the recipe on page 1 says. It was more like 14 minutes. I talked to my daughter about it and she says when she maked the cookies with the FunFetti cake mix and oil, they cook up quickly and she has to watch them closely. I wonder if the butter makes them cook slower?
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:23 AM   #188
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Mine take at least 15 mins as well. But I'm used to cookies which are stiffer when hot, so I sometimes leave them a bit long
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:53 AM   #189
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Here's an interesting idea!

Waffle cookies



Take any of your favorite cake mix cookie doughs. Chill for 20 minutes to make them easier to shape. Shape them into flat squares, diamonds, triangles. Or use a spoon to scoop the dough. Drop onto the hot waffle iron onto the sections. Close cover. Cook 90 seconds per waffle. Carefully remove the hot waffle from the iron with a spatula to a cooling rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm.
Or decorate with frosting and sprinkles when cool.

these look yummy. i might have to give them a try!
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #190
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Looking for mix in ideas for a pouch of Sugar Cookie mix (betty crocker). I really don't want to do just drop or cut outs, but I can't think of anything to mix into the dough? Any tried & true ideas? These are for a plate of cookies I take to the office staff at DD's school and dance school?
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:11 AM   #191
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can't beat choc chips Or soak some fruit in alcohol (OK fruit juice if you don't drink) before mixing in
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #192
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Looking for mix in ideas for a pouch of Sugar Cookie mix (betty crocker). I really don't want to do just drop or cut outs, but I can't think of anything to mix into the dough? Any tried & true ideas? These are for a plate of cookies I take to the office staff at DD's school and dance school?
Any of the add-ins on this thread where it says yellow cake mix or white cake mix would work wonderfully.
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CRANBERRY CRISPS
These are really really easy and everyone loves them.

1 (15oz) pkg. Pillsbury® Cranberry Quick Bread & Muffin Mix
1/2 Cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
2/3 cup butter or margarine melted
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar

Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, combine quick bread mix, walnuts, butter and egg, mix well. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With glass dipped in sugar, press each to 1/8 inch thickness.

Bake at 350F for 7 - 10 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheets.
2 1/2 dozen cookies

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I made these last year but I was afraid to put in that can of cranberries. I thought it would be too tart and too much liquid. I ended up saving that for another use and put in a handful of craisins instead. I also put in a bit of orange zest. They were delish!
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #194
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Oh great and powerful cake mix cookie makers, I need help! Please!

I found this thread a month or so ago and quickly became addicted to the idea of cake mix cookies. I have now made 3 or 4 different batches of cake mix cookies and they have all been really thin and as hard as rocks!

I've toyed with the temperature, bake time, I even checked the calibration on my oven and every single pan of cookies, once cooled, becomes something that could easily be substituted as a skeet.

I have been using Duncan Hines butter recipe cake mix, 1/2 a cup of softened or melted margerine (I have tried both) and 2 large eggs. I portion them with a 1 Tbsp mini scoop and do not flatten the balls at all.

Any advice?
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:40 PM   #195
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Jenny, three things I suggest: switch to vegetable oil or use butter. I've read seasoned cooks swear never use margarine in baking. Some margarine brands are awful for baking.

Second, if you over mix a batter, it will deflate. Just mix enough until it is just blended together. Over-mixing flour products also creates gluten, which makes them though and chewy.

Third, you are using a mini scoop, so your cookies are much smaller. You really need to adjust the baking time by a few to several minutes as the mini cookies bake up more quickly. Try purposely under baking a batch. They really sound like they are baking way too long. Plus, they keep baking for a few minutes on the baking sheet even after you take them out of the oven as the sheet retains heat.

Also, when you store the cookies, add a slice of bread to the container. The bread keeps the cookies moist.

Good luck!
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