10/10/07

The World's Easiest Chocolate Cookies

In keeping with the 'simple' theme this week I tried my hand at some chocolate cookies last night. They are awesome! They taste and are similar in texture to brownies so it's almost like having a mini brownie. They are chewy and soft and oh-so-delicious. I used store bought frosting with sprinkles on the top because it just makes them so... cute. Really though, they are perfect even without any frosting.

When I first started to mix this I wasn't sure how many eggs I would use, but I decided to go with just 1. The mix was a little dry so I debated about adding either 1 more egg or some water to hold it together. In the end I settled for the water. Perfect!



Easy Chocolate Cookies

1 dry chocolate fudge cake mix
1 egg
1/3 c canola oil
2 T water


In a bowl mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together and is blended. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake on parchment or ungreased cookie sheets at 375 for 8 minutes. More for a more crisp cookie, less for a doughy center. I like 8 minutes for a chewy center and holds it's shape, but doesn't get crisp or hard.

Frost if you like... they are just as good plain.

I store ours in a glass container with a plastic lid, with wax paper between the layers and they keep perfectly.

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