You know, I’m generally not a huge proponent of cake mixes. I mean, they have their merits – convenient, easy to prepare, most people don’t know the difference – but rarely (read: once a year at best) do I ever use them.
So how is it that I recently found a box of lemon cake mix in my pantry?
Welllllllll………… ** hanging head in shame***
Remember that enormous birthday cake that I made for Sabrina’s 16th birthday? For the bottom two tiers, I cheated and used boxed mixes. But before you start throwing the hate shade my way, let me explain. For a cake of that magnitude, for that many teenagers (and mostly, those teenagers that don’t know any better), it was more cost-effective for me to succumb to the mixes than it was for me to make everything from scratch. There was soooooo much cake leftover……in fact, utilizing my astounding math skills, I would estimate that 85% of it went in the trash.
Take that estimate for what it’s worth …. let’s just say that a vast majority of the cake was thrown out…..
So anyway, I had one box leftover and have frequently pondered what to do with it. I have seen quite a few recipes for cake mix cookies (on Pinterest, of course) and never gave them a second glance….until now. A quick search, 3 minutes of prep, 10 minutes of baking, and here you have the end result:
And you know what? While they aren’t something I would go out of my way to make again, they are actually pretty good – and definitely worth the minimal time investment.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies – adapted from allrecipes