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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Butterscotch Cookies

 Have you seen the cookbook 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix?  Well, I happen to have it sitting on my shelf.  The thing I like about some of the recipes is that they call for "1 cake mix, any flavor."  How open ended is that; especially for someone like me who cannot help but change a recipe?
 So.  When the need for cookies attacked my family and I didn't really feel like going all out, I turned to this cookbook and used my imagination a little.  The original recipe called for chocolate chips and a yellow or chocolate cake mix.  I used a Butter Pecan cake mix (because I am living in the South and am so thrilled to find this variety in every. single. store. (You have to realize that in AZ, this variety is no longer available...they teased us and then took it away). (Sorry, too many parentheses).  I also substituted butterscotch chips for the chocolate kind.  I threw in some oatmeal because I was feeling guilty about using the cake mix. The results were sweet, sweet, sweet, oh so easy and just slightly good for you.
Oh!  By the way.  Have you heard about the Fairy Hobmothers from Appliances Online?  They are making their way around the blog world, granting $30 gift cards from Amazon to bloggers who comment on each others' posts.  I commented on a post from Debbie Does Dinner Healthy and then a bit later got an email saying that I had been chosen from the comment pool.  They will chose one of you who comments on this post.
 
Butterscotch Cookies (adapted from 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix)
1 Butter Pecan flavored Betty Crocker cake mix (if you cannot find this yellow will do)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup butterscotch morsels
1/4 cup oatmeal
Mix cake mix, brown sugar, oil and eggs in a bowl...with a spoon.  Stir in the morsels.  Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

37 comments:

egbkid said...

My sister has this book, and she made lemon cookies last week. They were very strong, i don't think lemon is a really good cookie flavour. There were alot of other yummy looking recipes in the book that I want to try!!

The Harried Cook said...

I love the sound of this cookie... I've made something similar with Devil's Food Cake mix, but this sounds even better to me! Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

Lyndsey said...

I've seen several of these books, I have 101 Things to do with Tomato Sauce. I like how you added your own spin on it. Funny I posted a cookie post today too, and I just saw another one right before this. Here I thought I was out of season! :) (I liked all your parentheses)

Ann said...

I LOVE the flavor combinations you used! I think the butterscotch chips and oatmeal with Butter Pecan cake mix is brilliant!

I love, Love, LOVE the plate the cookies are on - SO beautiful!

Parentheses are fine - I use the "space dash space" and "dot dot dot" a ton, but....it fits my speech patterns!

I, for one, am thrilled that you're now in the South! Pretty soon we'll have y'all speaking with a drawl!

The Better Baker said...

What a great idea to use a Butter Pecan cake mix! I've made a similar recipe, using a yellow cake mix...love these easy peasy recipes...and this one is SOO yummy! Thanks bunches for sharing.

Vimitha Anand said...

Crunchy and easy breezy Cookies look so yum...

Three-Cookies said...

A "cake cookie" sounds awesome. Is that a small plate or a big cookie?

Prathima Rao said...

Awesome recipe Kristen!!!! Easy peasy recipe & the cookies look absolutely tempting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Rosemary said...

Not only does the cookie look good (and how creative your were!) but I'm lusting for that beautiful little plate, too!

Martha said...

I like the idea of having a cake mix on hand for those times when I need a batch of cookies in a flash. Now if only I could remember to implement the idea!

Drick said...

very nice looking cookie and I like how you just throw things in to make it yours... bet it was a sweet treat

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Lovely cookie - we LOVE butterscotch - so these will be a hit!
Mary

Melissa said...

I've never heard of that cookbook, but I think I'll be checking it out! These cookies look delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

Don't know about the cookbook, but your cookies look fabulous!

Donna said...

I'd love a cookbook like this. We've used the Funfetti cake mix before to make cookies. The cookie recipe is on the side of the box. They take just like those big puffy store bought cookies. A secret weakness of mine.

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

oooo. I live in the south and have never seen the Butter Pecan flavor. Time to check out some more stores so that maybe I can make this cookie! :-D

Erin said...

How cool to use a cake mix to make a cookie! Apparently I am a little behind the times, because I never knew about this great idea!

Lizzy said...

Oh, how I adore butterscotch!! These look amazing!

Denise said...

I love love cakemix cookies so easy. These sound great. Thanks for the recipe

Rita D K Simmons said...

Yum! That sounds delicious, great recipe.

Sandra said...

Wow these sound so delicious and they look pretty tasty too!

Michelle O said...

I love love love butterscotch. These sounds amazing.

Christine's Pantry said...

I love butterscotch. I also love to doctor up cake mix. Job well done. Thanks for sharing. Your recipe a keeper.

Beth said...

I haven't even heard of butter pecan cake mix, but the premise sounds great!

Joanne said...

Wow I would NOT have thought that you could make cookies from cake mix, but these look super delicious!

Hester Casey @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Interesting idea to make cookies from cake mix, Kristen. I LOVE butterscotch. Thanks for letting us know about Fairy Hobmothers. Cute idea.

Susan Lindquist said...

Those cookies look fabulous! I haven't made cookies in a couple weeks ... hmmm! My mom makes a peanut butter cookie recipe by using a yellow cake mix - easy and fast for her, as she is getting on in years and her stamina for hanging by a hot stove is not what it used to be. I will pass this recipe to her! Thanks!

Adora's Box said...

Anything with butterscotch is nice to me, especially if it's in a crackle topped cookie form.

Loy said...

Oh I so love butterscotch anything. These look great. I only wish that I could still find the Butter Pecan Cake Mix here in the northwest. They teased us and took it away, too.
Well I have yellow cake mix in my pantry so that will have to do. I am going to check out your no-bake recipe, too.

kita said...

Im not sure I can say I've ever had a butterscotch cookie but I know I want to try one now!!! This looks so tasty.

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

I've never had butterscotch cookies before but I love butterscotch so I'm sure these are delicious! Thanks for sharing!

briarrose said...

Such a neat use for cake mix. Mmm...butterscotch...it calls to me.

Eileen said...

Kristin, your cookies look perfect. I love the idea of using a cake mix as the base. I've seen that done a few times and the cookies always look amazing. Great pics!

Tiffany said...

I bet the oatmeal gives these cookies such great texture!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I love butterscotch cookies... thrilled to see a new recipe other than oatmeal!

Stephanie said...

Love it! I'm the author of this book. You made my day!

Stephanie said...

Love it! I'm the author of 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix. You just made my day.

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