Orange Cake Box Cookies

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A simple cookie made from a cake mix, topped with an easy glaze and sprinkled with orange zest. These cookies taste like summer, they are light and refreshing… Perfect for summer time gatherings.

Ingredients:

1 Box yellow cake mix (about 15.25 oz box)

1/2 Cup Flour

1 (8 oz ) block cream cheese ( room temp.)

2 eggs

1/2 Cup oil  ( I used vegetable oil)

Juice from one orange ( or about 1/4 cup)

Zest from half an orange

* When I make these I buy 2 oranges. I use the one orange for the juice and the zest that goes into the cake mix and I use the second orange for the zest to garnish the cookies once they have been glazed.

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Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

In a medium size bowl add cream cheese and juice from orange, Mix with a hand mixer until well blended. Add the cake mix, flour, eggs and oil and mix with a wooden spoon. Once every thing is mixed well add the zest from 1/2 of the orange and mix one more time. Drop by 1/2 tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes ( Mine were perfect at 9 minutes).

 

Once they were cooled I decided they needed a glaze. I used a recipe that I got from Food.com and then topped it with orange zest. You can also add orange food coloring if you wish.

CLICK HERE FOR COOKIE GLAZE RECIPE  ( this recipe called for water OR milk…. I used Milk)

 

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies

Lately I have been working on re-photographing some of my recipes, like these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies. The photos are still not where I want them to be but they are 100 times better then some of the originals. I was blessed to have one of my best friends help me with this. She was my sous chef, dish washer, hand model, and comic relief. She even painted her nails for me! I’m working on making her a permanent helper, shhh 😉 . I’ve offered to pay her with the left over food =P I think she’s ok with that 😉

Cake box cookies are so awesome. I love how easy they are to make. Normally, they require few ingredients and who doesn’t have a few cake boxes in the pantry? I have made everything from orange cake box cookies to sugar cake box cookies to these Chocolate Chocolate Cake Box Cookies. I wish I could tell you of my favorite cake box cookies recipe but I just love them all. It would be too hard to choose! That being said, these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box cookies will make the perfect addition to your holiday baking list. They are soft, chewy, and everything you want in a cookie. I have also added a hint of coffee into the recipe which compliments the chocolate flavor perfectly. The coffee is not over powering, it is just enough to add a little kick to these cookies. In fact, I know people who hate coffee and LOVE these cookies. My husband being one of them.

If you give this recipe a try I would love to hear from you!

 

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* Here is a photo of what the dough should look like before adding the chocolate chips. Sorry, for some reason I forgot to re-photograph the dough!

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