Monday, January 10, 2011

Need a Dessert, Fast? Try Cakies!


Easy Ingredients!  That pretty little bottle is my oil! 
My friend, Cora, paints these!

My friend, Cheryl H., gave me this recipe a long time ago and they other day, while needing a quick dessert, I reconnected with this recipe!  It is wonderfully simple, adjusts easily, and tastes good!  Those three criteria are a must!  Somewhere between a cookie and a cake -- these "cakies" are great!  I served them along side fruit salad and everyone was happy with their dessert!


Cakies

1 cake mix (your favorite flavor)
1/3 cup of oil
2 eggs
**Flavoring, if desired
Frosting, if you want it


Your batter will be fairly thick.

Combine cake mix, oil and eggs.  Mix until well combined.  If desired, add a bit of vanilla, or other flavoring that goes well with the cake mix.  Shap into 1" balls and flatten out slightly.  Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.  Remove to cooling rack and cool completely before frosting . . .or eating!


**I found I needed a bit more liquid than what was called for -- hence the flavoring. 

**Also, I made mine bigger than 1" -- we wanted a cookie that took more than 1 bite to consume!  As a result -- I had to cook my much longer than 6-8 minutes; more like 15 minutes!

Flavoring combinations:

Chocolate mix with almond extract
French Vanilla mix with vanilla extract
French Vanilla mix with fiori di sicilia
French Vanilla mix with almond extract
Orange mix with fiori di sicilia

Cakies before they're baked!



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