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Need help quick! Need to make cookies for my daughter's school party. I was wondering if anyone has made cookies out of the betty crocker devil's food cake mix and if so how? I appreciate all the help!

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Need help quick! Need to make cookies for my daughter's school party. I was wondering if anyone has made cookies out of the betty crocker devil's food cake mix and if so how? I appreciate all the help!

Yes! We added 1/2 cup of Smart Balance (but any butter would work) and 1 egg. We also tossed in some mini chocolate chips because you can never have too much chocolate! They were very good.

We baked them in a 350 oven, for 20 or so minutes. I would start checking them after 10, just to be sure.

Hope this helps!

Krista

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Yes! We added 1/2 cup of Smart Balance (but any butter would work) and 1 egg. We also tossed in some mini chocolate chips because you can never have too much chocolate! They were very good.

We baked them in a 350 oven, for 20 or so minutes. I would start checking them after 10, just to be sure.

Hope this helps!

Krista

Thank you so much!!!!

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No problem! Hope it turned out ok.

Krista

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I tried this idea above this morning to make cookies from the cake mix. They were ok after the first 15 mins. or so, but not great. Too hard now to really enjoy. I cooked the first batch 20 mins. The second batch 15, and the third batch 13 minutes. All are now very hard. I feel like I just wasted the almost $5 for the cake mix and the money for the butter and the egg and the chocolate chips.

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Sounds to me like they were baked too long. I'll have to try making cookies out of one of their cake mixes. I know their chocolate chip cookie mix says to bake the cookies 8 to 10 minutes. And at 10 minutes they are crunchy.

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I tried this idea above this morning to make cookies from the cake mix. They were ok after the first 15 mins. or so, but not great. Too hard now to really enjoy. I cooked the first batch 20 mins. The second batch 15, and the third batch 13 minutes. All are now very hard. I feel like I just wasted the almost $5 for the cake mix and the money for the butter and the egg and the chocolate chips.

Hey, don't throw them out...throw them in the freezer, then later on make a pie crust with the crumbs. Not a waste at all. I made a bad batch of cookies once and picked out all the chips then saved the crumbs for pie crust. Or you could just break up the cookies and sprinkle them on ice cream, pudding, yogurt, cereal....

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Hey, don't throw them out...throw them in the freezer, then later on make a pie crust with the crumbs. Not a waste at all. I made a bad batch of cookies once and picked out all the chips then saved the crumbs for pie crust. Or you could just break up the cookies and sprinkle them on ice cream, pudding, yogurt, cereal....

Thanks! I don't feel so bad now :)

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Thanks! I don't feel so bad now :)

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When in doubt, tollhouse cookies with a flour mix blend turn out great, and super easy to make. I made two batches - one of those, and a sugar cut out cookie with sugar icing, and they were devoured over Christmas. Don't lose heart - sometimes, they DO turnout! :)

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I tried this idea above this morning to make cookies from the cake mix. They were ok after the first 15 mins. or so, but not great. Too hard now to really enjoy. I cooked the first batch 20 mins. The second batch 15, and the third batch 13 minutes. All are now very hard. I feel like I just wasted the almost $5 for the cake mix and the money for the butter and the egg and the chocolate chips.

This worked great for me. I added choc. chips. Kids loved them!!!!

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I used the Betty Crocker yellow cake mix to make muffins and I noticed they get hard quickly once they cool. So the second time I mixed the batter and threw in a ton of dark chocolate chips (you can use milk chocolate, but the milk gives me a stomach ache) and pecans. They are really only good when they are hot though, so for the next few days I just microwave them for 15 seconds before I eat them. Use lots of chocolate chips so they are gooey (and not hard) when you heat them.

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This worked great for me. I added choc. chips. Kids loved them!!!!

How long did you cook them?

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I used the Betty Crocker yellow cake mix to make muffins and I noticed they get hard quickly once they cool. So the second time I mixed the batter and threw in a ton of dark chocolate chips (you can use milk chocolate, but the milk gives me a stomach ache) and pecans. They are really only good when they are hot though, so for the next few days I just microwave them for 15 seconds before I eat them. Use lots of chocolate chips so they are gooey (and not hard) when you heat them.

I don't know much about baking, or ways to keep the muffin or cookie from getting hard, but I'd suggest semi-sweet chocolate chips - because they, at least, won't get hard.

This is from a Toll House baking book I have - where nearly all the recipes call for semi-sweet morsels (chips):

"Don't use milk chocolate morsels in baked desserts that do not call for melting the morsels before blending them in. The milk content causes them to become hard when they are baked."

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Sounds to me like they were baked too long. I'll have to try making cookies out of one of their cake mixes. I know their chocolate chip cookie mix says to bake the cookies 8 to 10 minutes. And at 10 minutes they are crunchy.

I agree. That's the way I like them however. Light and crispy. I also put lots of pecans in them.

I've really got to hand it to Betty Crocker. They did a great job of giving us a super quality product. I made quite a few batches of gluten-free chocolate chip cookies from scratch last year. It can be tricky. My first batch was one huge cookie. My gluten-free flour blend was complicated, there's a lot of ingredients, the dough tends to need adjusting for moisture, and sometimes you have to refridgerate it first. The Betty Crocker mix worked every time I used it, and it's really simple.

best regards, lm

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I tried this idea above this morning to make cookies from the cake mix. They were ok after the first 15 mins. or so, but not great. Too hard now to really enjoy. I cooked the first batch 20 mins. The second batch 15, and the third batch 13 minutes. All are now very hard. I feel like I just wasted the almost $5 for the cake mix and the money for the butter and the egg and the chocolate chips.

Actually, I made my chocolate chip cookies only substituting Bob's Red Mill Baking flour(gluten free) I have to buy some xanthum gum, his gluten-free baking flour dosen't have it in it, Pamala's does, though. they turned out very similar to the Regular(wheat) flour. I actually put peanut butter into part of the mixture and it gave it more body and they were also good. :rolleyes:

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When in doubt, tollhouse cookies with a flour mix blend turn out great, and super easy to make. I made two batches - one of those, and a sugar cut out cookie with sugar icing, and they were devoured over Christmas. Don't lose heart - sometimes, they DO turnout! :)

YEP, I agree! Did that also! :)

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I would NOT make the chocolate chip mix again. I found them gritty and grainy and lacking a chocolate chip flavor. I prefer Pamela's Brand chocolate chip cookies for the same price.

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