I promise, last Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe {at least for a while}

Being the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday, Rowan’s class has a Fall Family Celebration tomorrow where families are invited bring a special dish or treat to share with the class.  So I asked Rowan what he would like for us to take (thinking he was going to say mac & cheese – a definite favorite of his).  His response: ‘homemade chocolate chip cookies’ (Why did I even ask!?  Mac & cheese would have been so much easier!)

So off to make chocolate chip cookies I went!  I really liked the last recipe I used for his birthday but there was another recipe in the ‘dessert’ envelope that I’ve been wanting to try.  This recipe uses a cake mix which made the cookies exceptionally soft and moist. This is only the second time I’ve ever made cookies using a cake mix (the first being these cream cheese cookies) and I must admit, it’s easy and they turn out great!

I used a butter cake mix for this batch of cookies but there’s something I want to try soon – using a chocolate cake mix to make chocolate chocolate chip cookies.  I think the boys would like those even more!  That may be my first project after Thanksgiving!

chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies {using a cake mix}

2 eggs

2/3 c. shortening

1 pkg. (6oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 c. chopped nuts (I omitted these due to severe peanut allergy in his class)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 pkg. cake mix

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat eggs, vanilla, shortening, and about half of the cake mix (dry) until light and fluffy.  Stir in remaining cake mix, chocolate chips, and nuts.  Drop dough by teaspoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes (cookies will be soft in center when done).  Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.

{My batch made 28 decent size cookies.}

Enjoy!

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