For nearly a week, my husband has been preparing for and taking his final exams in his Chiropractic program at a local university. This required him to wake at 3 am, studying until 6:30 am, go to school for exams, come home, go to work, then come home to eat dinner at around 7:30 pm before studying until 10 pm or 11 pm and repeat. He has barely slept or eaten in over a week. To help ease his stress, even for a moment, I decided to make him a special treat!
Funfetti cake mix is one of his favorite sweet treats but, I didn’t have time to make and frost a whole cake. So, I decided to try something different! I found a recipe on www.allrecipes.com that explained how to make Funfetti cake mix cookies! I was so happy to find a recipe that could turn his frown upside down, even temporarily that I knew it was the right choice! The recipe is as follows.
- 1 (19 ounce) package cake mix with candy bits (such as Pillsbury Funfetti)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Grease 2 baking sheets.
- Mix cake mix, canola oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth. Roll dough into walnut-size balls; flatten to 1/4-inch thick on baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
- Bake in preheated oven until edges are golden, 6 to 8 minutes
I began by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. I then poured the Funfetti cake mix into a large mixing bowl. I didn’t have canola oil on hand, but I did have extra virgin olive oil, so I had to use it in place of the canola oil. If you have canola oil, follow the recipe as it states. Otherwise, you can try to use whatever cooking oil you have on hand. Next, I retrieved two large brown eggs from the refrigerator and cracked them into the bowl with the Funfetti cake mix and the extra virgin olive oil. After mixing the ingredients together well, I finally had formed a cookie dough.
Once I had the cookie dough ball formed, I began scooping the dough into small dough balls and placing them on my cookie sheet. I did not have to prepare my cookie sheet with cooking spray as it is a nonstick cookie sheet and specifies not to use cooking spray on it.
Finally, I had my cookie sheet full of dough balls spaced about two inches apart. I placed the cookie sheet in the oven for 10 minutes or until I saw the edges of the cookies turning golden brown. After allowing the cookies to cool a bit, I placed them on my Christmas gingerbread man cookie platter and began placing new dough balls on the cookie sheet. In the end, all the Funfetti cake mix cookies were made and put on the gingerbread man cookie platter.
The cookies were ready just in time for my husband to come home from another exam. He walked into the smell of freshly baked cookies and me holding the platter. He said it was “just what he needed”! This time has not been easy for my family, especially my husband and I was happy to help ease his stress, even a little, with this recipe. So, if you have someone in your life, or if you yourself are feeling stressed or gloomy then consider this “fun” cookie recipe. You won’t be sorry!