Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lazy Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who can resist a warm, gooey homemade chocolate chip cookie?  I certainly cannot, so when one of my friends brought these delicious ones over to my house, I knew the recipe would be in my life forever.  These Lazy Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies are so incredibly easy and one of the best cookies I have ever had.  This is perfect if you need a quick dessert to bring to a potluck, holiday party or for a bake sale.  They are fantastic served alone or while still warm with vanilla ice cream and can last for days in a sealed container.  Every time I make them they get gobbled up and people always want the recipe. I know these cookies will become a go-to recipe for you just like it has for me!

This is what you need:

1 box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick of Melted Butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp of Vanilla
2 cups of Milk or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

This is what you do:
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and place in a greased glass 9x13 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from dish.  Serve as is or with ice cream for the best cookie sundae ever.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Makes 24 Cookie Squares

This blog post might take you longer to read than it will to prepare them, it is that easy.  First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Next, microwave your stick of butter until it is completely melted.  Add the cake mix, eggs and tsp of vanilla to bowl and then pour the melted butter in.  Mix completely with a spatula.
That took about 2 minutes total.  It mixes all together very easily.

Now, add 2 cups of chocolate chips.  I have used both milk and semi-sweet chocolate and they both taste amazing, but I prefer milk chocolate with this recipe.  

Mix all together and coat a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.  Add the cookie mixture and smooth it out so it is all level.
Does that not look like the best cookie dough you have ever seen?

Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how gooey you want them and how browned you want the top.  I like the 22 minute mark for my own, but keep on eye on yours until it looks how you want it to.
Going to be tough to wait before cutting into this thing of beauty.

Once it is cooled for at least 5 minutes before you cut them and serve.  

I made these last night for my in-laws 46 year wedding anniversary dinner.  They were a huge hit and I do not have one left at the time of this writing.  They are almost too good to be true with how amazing they taste and how easy they are.  You need these in your dessert repertoire!

**recipe adapted from I'm a Lazy Mom**