Brownie Cookies (uses cake mix)
Source of Recipe
Cake mix cookies are a fun and easy way to get homemade cookies fast without a lot of fuss and mess, but the consistency of the dough can be sticky to work with. I decided to try a little alteration and see how it worked, by subbing the oil called for with an equal amount of shortening (solid, not melted) ... well that was the ticket! This made a gorgeous dough and a fabulous cookie! Since chocolate cake mix never seems quite chocolaty enough to suit me, I also added two tablespoons of cocoa, and it came out just right! This will also (obviously) work with other cake mix flavors, omitting the cocoa of course (you may want to add two tablespoons of flour of the dough is too sticky).
List of Ingredients
1 box of chocolate or devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
2 T cocoa
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the shortening until softened and creamy. Add the cake mix and cocoa and beat on medium speed until the shortening and cake mix come together (kind of crumbly, but well incorporated). Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and beat until well combined. Add the chips and mix on low speed just until the chips are well distributed.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie dough scoop and place 12 scoops on the sheet. Bake 11-12 minutes, until set. Since this is a chocolate cookie, you can't judge "brownness." Let rest on the cookie sheet for a minute, then remove to a cooling rack.
When completely cooled, store in an airtight container.
I got about 3 dozen cookies out of this.