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Bar Cookies from Cake Mix
August 26, 2008

I made these last week because I needed something to take to an open house, and I wanted to make a bar cookie (therefore something quick)with ingredients I had on hand. So here's my take....way too sweet! Holy cow! And a bit too oily. But, very tasty! I had a very similar recipe that my neighbor gave me three years ago, and that my daughters love to make. It calls for the cake mix, a 1/2 cup of oil (instead of butter), NO ADDED SUGAR, 2 eggs (rather than 1), 2 TBS. water, and the chips and nuts. You make regular drop cookies with this, and bake them for 8-10 minutes. This is a fantastic recipe for young kids, and it is extremely versatile. We usually make it with M&M's in place of the chips, and no nuts, but we have also used chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips. I now always keep cake mixes in the pantry for when the girls want to bake cookies (this is also a good project for them to do on play dates). So, last night I had a yen to make these bar cookies again, but I used this older recipe, but with only about 1/3 cup of sofened butter instead of the oil, and only 1 cup of chocolate chips. Delicious! Perfect! I would definitely recommend that you try this variation.

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