Wednesday afternoon I cruised by my favorite sweet shop, but they were already sold out (read: closed). I was in the mood for something sweet, but my pantry wasn’t ready for anything too fancy. I decided on some cookies.
I used cake mix (it was nap time, and I was trying to hurry) and a few other ingredients for my little experiment. If you have ever made, or eaten, Forgotten Cookies, that’s what these look like on the outside. The inside is almost cake-like. For lack of a better term, I’ve been calling them cookie balls, since that’s sort of what they look like.
You will need:
1 box white cake mix
12 tbsp unsweetened cocoa (I’m sure that converts to some normal measurement, but I was adjusting as I went, so 12 is what I’ve got)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tbsp honey
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix and cocoa
Add applesauce and eggs
Stir with electric mixer until well-blended (it will be sticky)
Add honey and mix well
Gently stir in chocolate chips
Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet (I rarely grease my cookie sheet, but these were pretty sticky; don’t use too much or it will make the bottoms really crispy)
If you’re not using an Air Bake pan, they don’t spread out much, but leave a little room for error
Bake 12 minutes or until the outsides are firm; they will be crispy to the touch
Enjoy warm or pop in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to reheat
By the way, if you like these plates, you can find them here.