Keep Your Friends Close, but Your Devil’s Food Cookies Closer

What’s a girl supposed to do with a big ol’ bowl of ganache? Let me rephrase. What’s a girl, trying to adult and show some restraint, to do with a big ‘ol bowl of ganache?  She fights the urge to Netflix marathon with naught but the bowl and spoon.

Baking cookies is a good alternative to doing straight shots of ganache, lol.  So that I did. Actually, I half-baked.  I opted to alter box of Devil’s Food cake mix instead of scratch-making my own cookie batter. And they say ,”Cheaters never win.”

Devil’s Food Death By Chocolate Cookies
Recipe adapted from various Betty Crocker ideas.

Makes 18-24 individual cookies

These chewy cookies are good on their own, dipped in chocolate, or as sandwich cookies. Quantities will vary depending on the size scoop used.

  • 1 Box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, choose “moist” if available
  • 2 eggs
  • 1cup of vegetable oil
  • enough powder sugar for rolling dough, it helps to keep the dough from sticking to your hands
  • 1 recipe for Ganache to dip or fill cookies
  • Parchment paper, to line the cookie sheets
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Add the cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large mixing bowl.  Using a hand mixer, beat at low speed until all of dry cake mix is combined.  You could do this by hand, but the dough gets really thick.

3. Sprinkle some powder sugar on to your hands.  Scoop some dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Add more powder sugar to your hands as needed.  Place ball onto your lines cookie sheet

4. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes. When done, let them sit in the pan for another 1-2 minutes.  They need to set.

5. Movie cookies to a rack to cool.

6. While cookies are cooling make your  Ganache.

7. Dip cookie bottoms or sides into ganache. Or spoon a generous amount onto the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie on top.

8. Place on a parchment lined sheet or cookie rack to set.

Store cookies in a zip lock bag or air tight container in your fridge.

I couldn’t decide how I wanted my cookies so I did three versions- bottom dipped, side dipped, and sandwich filled. The cookies are firm on the outside and chewy in the middle. The ganache adds an extra level of heaven.  I took them to work to avoid annihilating the entire batch.  They did not survive the day.

What’s your “go to” cheat?

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