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post #1 of 120
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Are they supposed to be a soft cookie? I baked them for the first time, yesterday, using Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix, which contains chocolate chips. They came out crispy on the edges and brownie-soft in the center. They were great, especially when warm, but the softness concerned me. I was expecting a crisper, milk-dunking cookie.

Did you ever crumble them up and use them as a crumb crust for an ice cream pie?

Do you think they turned out soft because of the flavor mix I used?
My great niece was here baking with me, so I used a recipe which she could easily memorize and use at home. Here it is -

1 box cake mix (approximately 18.5 ounces)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together. Scoop out by spoonful and bake 10 minutes.

This recipe made about 2 dozen cookies, using a size 50 scoop.


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post #2 of 120
if you're scooping them out with an ice cream scoop or something similar I'd imagine they'd stay soft...
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post #3 of 120
I make them pretty frequently...always have a soft cake-like center...unless I burn them (which is a frequent occurrence...)
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post #4 of 120
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Thanks, all!

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post #5 of 120
I have never made those cookies. But I know another recipe using cake mix.
you take 1 cake mix, 1 egg, 4 oz cool whip. mix together into balls toss in powdered sugar and bake @ 350 for 8 min.
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post #6 of 120
I've made them, and it makes a pretty soft cookie. But not so soft that you can't put them on sticks.
post #7 of 120
I make these all the time for the reason that that do stay soft.
If you use Duncin Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and add some chocolate chips they taste just like the Double Fudge cookies from the Cookie Company!
post #8 of 120
I don't DO crispy cookies (she said with total snobbery in her voice!) so I like these because they are soft. Soft cookies are almost a trademark with my cookies.

To me, you dunk a cookie because it's so dang hard that you have to soften it up before you can eat it (Oreo's ... I hate Oreo's and specifically just for this reason ... they are too dang hard to actually eat!). A "good" cookie stands on it's own and doesn't need "doctored up" with milk!

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post #9 of 120
I love those DH cookies with powdered sugar! They are so pretty when you do the strawberry ones, so pretty on any shower table, bridal, baby etc! And they taste like heaven!! lol
post #10 of 120
I second that, I too am a soft cookie snob, (although I still like Oreos) when I make cookies at home I underbake then so they stay soft.
I just made some peanut butter cookies the other day and my sister was shocked that they were'nt hard and crumbly, she had never had a soft peanut butter cookie, I told her its the only way to have to them!
post #11 of 120
Maybe if you want a crisper cookie, you could use butter (not margarine) instead of oil? I know butter usually makes cookies spread more, so they'd be thinner and crispier? Just a thought.
post #12 of 120
*waves to the room and asks for admittance in the soft-cookie-club*

Those cake mix cookies ARE pretty darn good because they ARE soft. icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 120
I have never done cake mix cookies before and think that i am going to give it a try today
post #14 of 120
Have any of you ever added pudding mix to your cookie recipes? I do it all the time and my cookies stay nice and soft. Depending on what flavor of pudding you use, you get a great flavor too.
My favorite is adding french vanilla pudding to my sugar cookies. Yum!
(also a big fan of the soft-cookie club)

Ann
post #15 of 120
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Strawberry DH - Hey, I didn't even think of that one!

Make some strawberry cookie dough, add some ground almonds and extract - ooh, baby, baby!

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