Things are finally beginning to wind down. Did I tell you that we found an apartment up north? My DB and I took a trip a couple of weeks ago to find a place to stay and I was getting a little worried looking at the open houses. College students sure live… like college students. Just about when I had almost given up hope, we walked into a beautiful, completely remodeled apartment in a homey, cabin-like building that’s conveniently located right next to the school— perfect for the both of us! My DB and I both knew the moment we stepped foot into the living room that this was it. We filled out the application, put the deposit down, and walked away with peace of mind.
Well, that was a couple of weeks ago and I’ll actually be moving everything up this Friday! We’ll be getting away from “carmageddon” with the 405 being closed this weekend. I’m not sure how I feel about the 6 hour drive in a U-Haul truck, but you do what you gotta do.
I was on a cake mix frenzy after making these and still had 3/4 of a box of batter to use. Lucky for me, I stumbled across this recipe from Stephanie Cooks. I loved the idea of replacing some flour with cake mix to make cookies and was intrigued if the cookie still held the funfetti flavor. Sure enough, the cookies still tasted like the cake batter… Just what I wanted! The only thing is that they turned out a bit flat. Perhaps increasing the baking soda and adding a pinch of baking powder would do the trick. I baked half the batch without chocolate chips and the other half with chocolate chips.
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 1/4 cup funfetti cake mix
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Cream together the butter and sugars. Mix in the egg yolk, egg, and vanilla until creamy.
- Add in the flour, cake mix, and baking soda.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden.