I've got a little secret for you guys...
The chocolate chips in this recipe? Not chocolate chips at all. I ran out at the last second and ended up chopping some leftover candy I had sitting in the pantry. These little candies make the cookie that much more fun! They are great to begin with, but with the textural addition of this crisp rice laden chocolates, they are awesome. Everyone who tried these told me how amazing they were... see for yourself, you're going to love them too!
1 (18.25 oz) package of yellow cake mix
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup softened butter
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Willy Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate pieces, chopped (or heck, any other candy of your choice)
Start off by heating your oven up to a toasty 350 F. This has a bonus of heating your kitchen area from the chilly fall weather- oh yeah. Spray your cookie sheet with a light coat of Pam.
Next, chop your chocolate pieces into small chunks.
In a large bowl, combine half the cake mix with your brown sugar, eggs, softened butter and vanilla. Mix on a medium to high speed 2 minutes until smooth and creamy!
Mix on a medium to high speed 2 minutes until smooth and creamy! Yum! :)
Next, pour in the rest of your cake mix along with your chopped candy pieces or chocolate chips.
Mix until combined, but be careful to not over mix.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden on the outer edges. Let cool, and enjoy with a tall glass of milk!
Keep them all for yourself, or impress everyone with your serious cookie making skills- it's totally up to you :)
This recipe was slightly altered from a recipe in Cake Mix Cookies by Camilla V. Saulsbury.