Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Good morning, friends!
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
How is your weather?
Last week we enjoyed lots of snow
and I had the opportunity to go snowboarding with my dad and nephew
and at times the snow was blowing up to my chest-
oh, it was so light and fluffy!
This week we've "enjoyed" rain and freezing rain.
There have been quite a few road closures
and due to a 150-yard avalanche the Interstate was shut down.
Weather like this makes me ever so thankful for a warm home.
Wherever you are, dear friends, I hope you stay safe and warm.

Today I thought I would share a tasty cookie recipe
that I made over the holidays.
They would be perfect for a Valentine's Day tea or party.
The original recipe for these cookie can be found 
at this lovely website.




Ingredients:

1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 and 1/4 cup yellow or vanilla DRY boxed cake mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup {1.5 sticks} unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips 
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sprinkles




In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. 
Set aside.
Using a mixer cream the softened butter and both sugars together 
on medium speed until smooth. 
Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. 
Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. 
Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. 
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients 
and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles. 
Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
 The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required 
in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. 

Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350°F. 
Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, 
use about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. 
Shape your cookie dough balls to be "taller" than they are wide
{this step works wonders for making "fluffy" cookies}
Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.




Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. 
The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. 
You can also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point 
{the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies}.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes 
and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.




Now. . .make yourself a cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa
and sit down with a good book while you munch on a cookie. . .or two.
You won't regret it, sweet friends :)
Stop by the website that shared the original recipe
as she has many delicious recipes that are sure to make your mouth water.




Enjoy the remainder of your week!
{{hugs}}

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New handmade Valentine's Day goodies available at 

53 comments:

Haunani Thunell said...

These look delicious and so FUN! I'm saving this idea for upcoming Valentine's Day activities. Thanks so much for posting! And also...your blog header is beautiful! Can I ask how you made it? I also love all the post previews on your sidebar. I've been using blogger for years and in the past, I've made my blog headers with Picasa, but now that Picasa is gone, I'm stuck. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Jeanna said...

The cookie recipe sounds delish. Your photos of them are mouthwatering.

The avalanche sounds scary. It is so nice you were able to spend time with family doing something fun.

Be safe, dear friend.

Karen said...

My GK's love choc chip cookies more than any other dessert.
They will have fun with this recipe. Thanks for the tip about making the cookies 'fluffier'. They like them that way. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Creations By Cindy said...

These look yummy to my tummy as my grandbabies would say. Oh I may need to bake these for my grandbabies now! Thanks so much for the recipe. I make cake mix cookies a lot too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chris Lally said...

Yummy is the word! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And your photos are always a feast for the eyes!
We've had rain & ice as well as snow here in the Pacific Northwest (I live in Eugene, Oregon). Of course, it rains off and on all winter, but the benefit is beautiful shades of green.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Such yummy sounding cookies. They will have to go on my to-make list. Lovely photos that are always so soft and beautiful. Living in Florida we do not get to experience such adventures in the snow, but I am happy that we stay warm. Hugs.

mamasmercantile said...

They certainly look good. I will have to save this one for when I have visitors I have put on a few pounds over the festive period. It sounds like you had a fun time in the snow with your Dad and nephew, a real delight creating some wonderful memories.

Elizabeth said...

These sound delightful, my friend! And how pretty are they as well {{smiles}}

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe...I'm going to print it off and add it to my notebook so I can make them soon!

Blessings on your day,
Libby

Laura Lane said...

Oh yum. I've gone off sugar for a 21 day consecration. Maybe another time. So, it seems since you have PLENTY of snow, maybe you could share some with southern Missouri? PLEASE?

Tee hee. I really want to make snow ice cream.
Hugs,
Laura

Anne Payne said...

These cookies look tempting! And they're displayed so pretty on your tablecloth. Snow and ice can say goodbye anytime now. I am ready for spring! Have a blessed week, sweet girl. :)

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Sweetie, your cookies look amazing. I'm sure my grands will go nuts over them. I have to give them a try. OU weather has been about the same as yours. It's so cold. So glad that I have it easy in a warm house full of loved ones. You are so brave to go snowboarding!!! Good for you. Have a wonderful week and stay warm and happy.
Love ya, Jo

Simply Linda said...

Oh how pretty....I just sent hubby out to get milkshakes from around the corner at the ice cream parlor. We had mounds of snow, but since today is near 40, it is melting...no worries, I am sure winter will rear its ugly head once again, smiles and giggles.

Thank you for sharing the recipe, this is a keeper for sure.

Sandra said...

These cookies look pretty and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe Stephanie.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Yummy, these cookies look so festive and delicious! I will for sure make these for my son...he is a "confetti anything" fan! Our weather here is Iowa is still cold and for now all the snow has melted. Take Care my friend :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So pretty and festive and perfect to make to brighten up our dreary days. There is nothing like baking on a cold winter day. Thanks for the recipe!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed snowboarding with your dad and nephew. That is something that I always wanted to do! Yes, aren't we most thankful for our warm, cozy, safe homes? Your cookies are just sooooo pretty, Stephanie. Wouldn't my grands love, love making those? They would be perfect for a Valentine treat. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us, sweet friend! ❤️

Pam Richardson said...

Sweet Stephanie, these cookies look so delicious that they are calling my name. Sending warm wishes and hugs!

Vee said...

Those look so pretty! I baked something easy this evening because I felt desperate for something "good." 🍪

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you had fun playing in the snow. I used to love to sled with the kids and make snowmen. Now, I don't like the cold much at all....pretty sad considering we live in what they refer to as The Frozen Tundra! lol

Those cookies look good and PRETTY!!!! Almost too pretty to eat---almost! xo Diana

Laura said...

So pretty be fun to make.It was a joy to see
Laura

Margie said...

Your colourful cookies made me smile. I'm sure they were quickly devoured. Snowboarding sounds like fun! My brother goes all the time, but I've never tried it! I'm athletically challenged. Heh.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so sweet, dear Stephanie! They would be perfect for Valentine's Day! Stay safe in all that snow and freezing weather. Avalanches are scary things. Sometimes we can hear the blasts from the avalanche control on the pass where the highway runs through. Stay safe and warm and thank you for the charming recipe! Hugs xx Karen

Debbie Harris said...

Your photos always make my mouth water! Boy do those look beautiful all neatly displayed. I can attest that those were excellent cookies. 😋 I must make those for your dad one day and follow your instructions perfectly.

Have a good evening ♡

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing such a colorful cookie recipe. It looks really yummy and I think it's simply perfect for any festivity.

Lea said...

Oh, these are just so pretty and my little grandgirls would love them. May have to make them some for Valentine's. Happy rest of the week!

Carla from The River said...

So very pretty! My Sunday School class would love these for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing.
Yes, you are right, I am so thankful for the warm home I have too. We received 7 inches of lovely snow, I am excited to get out and cross country ski. I hope over the weekend. We just have to get thru the next few days -18 degrees in planned for tonight and Friday the high is -4! The weekend is to be in the 20's ... YAY!
Love, Carla

Sherida Stewart said...

These cookie treata are so pretty! Yes, perfect for teatime! Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

Rebekah Neal said...

These look so delicious, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-)

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Yummy. I will sure try these. I made snickerdoodles today.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, Stephanie...how lovely and dainty are these confetti cookies! I think they are simply the prettiest things and would look so gorgeous at a Valentine's tea, I agree...{{smiles}} I am discovering my love for baking, so perhaps I'll try these lovelies sometime very soon! {{smiles}}
Enjoy the winter season...I am greatly anticipating cooler days as summer is just too hot!
Hugs and love to you, dear Stephanie!
Kelly-Anne

Manu said...

Stephanie, your cookies look so yummy and full of colors.
Thanks fior sharing.
Love

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Oh my, those cookies look so light and delectable! The colours match your table linen perfectly!
We are lucky here as we rarely get extremes of weather.
It is lovely to have a nice warm home to go back to after your snowboarding adventures.
Stay warm and safe in your part of the World Stephanie with warm hugs from Prunella :)

Olivia said...

SNOW!! How delightful :) Where we live we don't get very much snow, but we're still hopingi to get some this winter.

Yummy! Those cookies look so delicious. My siblings will love these!

Jill said...

We received some snow here in the South and my girls were off for 3 days, even though the snow ended on Saturday. There was freezing and then some side roads were unpassable so they just went back today. I'm happy the school looks out for their safety. Yesterday it was warm so most of the snow is gone. Those cookies look absolutely amazing, but I am currently doing the Whole 30 so will have to save them for another time ;-) LOL Have a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Jill

Tamago said...

What delightful cookies you made! They look sooo pretty with all the colors. I'd love to come over and enjoy your fluffy cookies with a cup of tea :-)
We are enjoying very nice weather today. It's 62F right now! I wish I could send some warm sunshine to your area. Stay warm and safe, Stephanie!

Debbie said...

oh they look so pretty stephanie, and sound very yummy!! i like the colorful confetti but for valentines day, perhaps all red would work...but it would not be as fun ;(

your pictures are yummy too, you photographed these well. i baked a lot of cookies for christmas and i baked some more thumbprints during our latest snow storm!!

you saw my delightful weather when you stopped by, i happen to love it!!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

We also had a snowstorm over the weekend, and today it is 65 degrees and our 10 inches of snow all melted! Those cookies look too pretty to eat Stephanie, but too good not to eat, lol. Thanks Stephanie! :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They do look fun!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh these look simply mouthwatering! You always find the most delightful sweet treats! You always take such great pictures with such glorious light. What a wonderful treat to sit and enjoy a good book with indeed! I doubt I could eat just one, lol! Hugs to you today dear friend!

Mildred said...

Good Evening, sweet Stephanie. These cookies are so colorful and look so tasty. They would be perfect for Valentine's tea time! Hope you have a good evening. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

They look so pretty, and I'm sure they are delicious too!

What a thought Valentines Day ... just around the corner!

We've had some snow today, so I think it may be a nice warming bowl of soup - perfect!

Take care

All the best Jan

Vicky Hunt said...

These sound so tasty Stephanie and they are so pretty too. I wanted to thank you (very late) for the beautiful photo Christmas card you sent me. I just loved it! It was so sweet seeing your whole family. I meant to thank you sooner but things got so busy and it slipped my mind. I do hope you all are well. Enjoy the fun snow activities. I know your son must love it. Stay warm and be blessed!

Hugs, Vicky

hobbyloes said...

Your cookies look so sweet and gorgeous with all the lovely sprinkles and chocolate chips.
In Holland we have rain and snow, it will go freezing but without rain I hope.
Hugs.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! What colorful deliciousness! And your photos, always, always so cheery! Dear friend, it is COLD and these activities inside are cozy memories. I bet your son just loves when you bake!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Skyeler said...

The cookies look so sweet and fun. It's the time of year for the unpredictable cold, so a bit of bright, sugary baking seems the perfect cure. :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my do they ever look delicious, you have my mouth watering now :)
The avalanche does not sound good, I hope no one was injured that must be a scary thing. We are getting our freezing rain today, we had a little this morning already. They are telling my hubby that if the roads are too bad they will put my hubby up at the billeting on base for the night.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, these cookies look good, and so colorful with the confetti. They would make great Valentine goodies. Stephanie, I think you should start a bakery of your own special cookies. You and Jess make the best cookies. I think maybe because you time them just right and don't over cook them. It would be so nice to sit and have one of your Yummy cookies and tea and chat for awhile. Your blue tea cups are lovely, and do you know that blue tea cups are the prettiest to me? Not sure why, but they are my favorite.

Have a pleasant weekend, dear one.

love, ~Sheri

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The mix and recipe sure makes pretty cookies, perfect for afternoon tea.

Marcia said...

Lovely Stephanie, it's so good to see your name popping up on my page. How are you, dear friend? I've missed staying in touch. I didn't use comments too frequently last year, but I miss my blogging friends too much so I hope to stay in touch more frequently in 2017. I pray your year is off to a WONDERful start. May God's blessings continue to abound.
PS, LOVE these cookie pics, esp the closeups.
Do stay in touch.
xoxo

Anna said...

A delight for eyes and mouths....
Hug
Anna

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Oh my gosh, an avalanche? That sounds scary! Glad we don't have those to worry about.
Your cookies look so good, and look like the perfect treat to enjoy on a blustery winter day :)

Amy at love made my home said...

These are so pretty they look too good to eat! I am sure they are delicious though when you do eat them. Yum!

Deborah Montgomery said...

So pretty! And perfect for Valentine's Day or even Easter or a new spring day. I'm trying to avoid sweets right now, so it's a good thing I can't reach through my laptop!! xo

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