Thursday, September 15, 2011

Triple Chocolate 'Cake Mix' Cookies

I had the most terrible morning today.  I woke up in horrendous pain, my stomach feeling like it was trying to claw it's way out of my body.  After suffering for quite a while, getting sick and sweating like I was locked in a sauna for an hour it passed and I was left completely drained. I laid around like a zombie for a few hours, drifting in and out of sleep and feeling half dead.  I ate a slice of toast and had a cuppa, brushed myself off and did some baking therapy.   

I've always been curious about these 'cake mix' cookies.  They are pretty self explanatory, cake textured cookies made from a boxed cake mix.  But I have a problem ya see.  I'm a big ol' snob and I do not used boxed mixes of any kind.  What's a girl to do then?  Pretty simple, I just made my own.  Cake mix is just the dry ingredients of a cake batter right?  Yes.  But it's also full of chemicals and preservatives and god knows what else. 

For these chocolatey goodnesses all I did was throw together some flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.  Very basic amounts, nothing special.  I added in some oil and a couple eggs to moisten it up, threw in chopped dark chocolate and Toblerone and there ya go peeps. 

Soft, cakey, gooey, awesome little slices of heaven.  They are super delicious and everyone loved them, even one lady who apparently didn't care for chocolate one bit.  That sounds like a winner to me.

Triple Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies 

1 1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/3 Cup Oil
2 Eggs
 Dark Chocolate, chopped
100g Toblerone bar, chopped  

Whisk together the dry ingredients, then stir in the oil and eggs until well moistened.  Stir in however much dark chocolate and Toblerone you want, reserving some to place on top of the cookies if you want to.

Preheat oven to 350F/175C.  Line a baking tray with parchment.

Roll the dough into 1 Tablespoon size balls.  Place 12 balls on a sheet, then press a few reserved pieces of chocolate into them, pressing gently.

Bake 12 - 15 minutes until cookies are set.  Cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two, then transfer to a cooking rack.

Makes 24 cookies 
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Tres Delicious said...

Beautiful photos,fantastic recipe!

Jenna said...

Thank you! I'm all giddy now :D

Anonymous said...

Me too, you are my kinda gal, I'm a snob when it comes to boxes and mixes unless it has a no preservative spin on it, otherwise you might as well buy a ho ho "giggles"

Jenna said...

Damn straight :D

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