I Made Cookies With @Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix!

Do you remember I told how I’d been sent a box of Pillsbury goodies so they could show off their snazzy new packaging?
The first one I tried was the Pillsbury Brownie Mix, and then a couple of weeks ago I found links on Pinterest to recipes using cake mix to make cookies and I just had to try that too!

Today was the day as I was tasked with providing dessert for tomorrow’s Christmas Day family festivities (I’ve done a “poke cake” as well, but I’ll post more on that after Christmas).
I’ve linked to the recipe I used, but I will describe the procedure here briefly.

Instead of adding the prescribed amount of water and oil to the cake mix, you add the required eggs, a stick of softened butter, and some vanilla extract, and beat it all together. Next time I will add an extra cup of plain wheat flour because the batter was too sticky to roll out even after chilling in the fridge and the freezer for a couple of hours.

The cookies are DIVINE! I will definitely be making these again! I baked them at 180°C for 10 minutes on a flat cookie sheet, and they spread out a lot whilst baking.

I think they taste different to a regular cookie recipe but my Glugster says they don’t, let me know what you think if you try these yourself.

Thank you Pillsbury, I’m having a lot of fun!

“Beater Test” Results

Well, my results of the beta tests, not what people think of them… yet!

Heh heh…

Here is the result of the “rainbow cookies”!

I followed the recipe exactly and I am very happy with how they came out! They are a SHITE load of work, what with the cooking of the eggs first and then putting them through a sieve and mixing the batter and adding the colour and the rolling and the refrigerating and the glueing and the cutting… But they are so very yummy with an almost flaky texture to them.

I think I will add a little more colour to the purple layer next time, as well as rolling the dough a wee bit thicker for a wider cookie. Here they are cooling after they came out of the oven…

rainbow cookies

And here they are finished!

Ready to be collected and taste tested by Cybelle.

rainbow cookies