Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I don’t know about you, but I have had enough with this polar vortex nonsense. I’m currently wrapped in a blanket with a heating pad cranked high with my eyes closed pretending it’s July and I’m sitting outside at the Hot Stove with a cold beer. But for real, can we just fast forward to summer please?
So you know my wonderful coworkers who keep me on track of bringing cookies to work every week? Well, I have officially created monsters. Last week I posted photos of the cookie butter stuffed chocolate chip cookies on Instagram and Facebook. But I was working out of my client’s office in Rhode Island Monday instead of the Boston office, which resulted in mass pandamonium and panic among my coworkers. Now, if you’re not in the loop on the cookie list, here’s the quick summary. Every Monday I bring cookies to work. I leave them on the edge of my desk with a post-it note indicating the cookie of the week. There is a secret Cookie Distribution List email that I send out to let the coworkers who are on “the list” know that the cookies are there. Now, anyone can eat the cookies, of course, but once you’re on “the list” you know you’ve made it. The one caveat though, you can lose your spot on the list at any point. So last Monday, the panic set in when coworkers refreshed their email inboxes every 5 minutes for hours … and then the IMs started. “Hi … where are you …. AM I OFF THE COOKIE LIST?” No less than 10 different emails and pings of panicked coworkers thinking they were taken off the list. Monsters, I’ve created monsters. So for the coworkers that actually read this blog, here’s your heads up – these cookies are delicious, but will not be in the office until Tuesday.
I was in a cake batter mood last week, and after doing some searching on the interweb I came across these Cake Batter Chocolate Chip cookies on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Super easy and packed with a delicious cake batter punch.
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Add to the wet batter and mix until well incorporated.
Step 3: Add in chocolate chips. I used a mixture of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Step 4: Add in the sprinkles.
Step 5: Using a cookie scoop, place even-size balls of dough on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet. One tip I liked from Sally’s Baking Addiction, was to make the cookie dough balls taller than they are wide.
Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes until you transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
Let’s put it this way. If you were taken off the cookie list this week, you have every right to be devastated. Because these are delish. Funfetti Cake cookies were always my go-to ever since high school, but I have to say these cake batter cookies are pretty darn good.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. The polar vortex has sucked all my hilarious stories out of me because I hate going outside when my face freezes in less than 20 seconds. I have, however, made some serious progress in watching Lost. I just finished Season 2 tonight. and I am officially the most annoying person to watch the show with. I can’t just sit and watch the show like a normal person, I keep texting my brother and friends with theories and trying to get Lost secrets out of them. Luckily no one will budge with secrets, which I am sure I will appreciate in the end. But I will tell you this … if it turns out that they are never really on an island and it’s all just a dream, I’m going to not be happy at all.
If you have not seen this viral video that’s been making the rounds this week, you will get a good laugh from it like I did if you spend any part of your work day on conference calls. I have been spending at least 6 hours a day on calls lately, and every part of this video was so true, it’s hilarious.