If you are a twenty-something, fresh out of school and living in London, we can assume one thing:
You are poor.
From assumption number one, we can arrive at assumption number two:
You are living in a miniscule flat with a crappy oven.
So how does one poor twenty-something living in a cramped London studio flat with a tiny oven possibly make delicious cookies for her co-worker’s going-away party without investing in multiple ingredients? And how does she do so without having to confess she used a cookie mix?
By using a cake mix, of course.
Drawing inspiration from Courtney’s funfetti cookies, I set out to create a decadent, special-seeming cookie that would create little mess or stress but still impress (bam!).
Devil’s food cake, milk and dark chocolate chips and a white chocolate drizzle, these cookies were chewy, rich and tasted pretty damn professional. I still haven’t confessed to my co-workers that cake mix was my secret. I added egg and chocolate chips – that’s homemade enough for me.
Triple Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake Mix Cookies
Adapted from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 bar white baker’s chocolate
Stir cake mix, oil, water and egg until mixed. It might seem as if it isn’t going to come together at first, but it will. Trust.
Add in both kinds of chocolate chips, mix, and roll into one inch balls. Set about two inches apart on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350/175 for about 10 minutes.
While they cool, melt white chocolate in a double-boiler or carefully in a microwave. Drizzle over cookies and let set.
When they cool, they will be hard and crispy. Go ahead and dig in if you are a crazy person and prefer crunchy cookies to chewy. If you are mentally stable and prefer chewy cookies, pack them up in a sealed tupperware container. I did this the night before, and by the time I served them at work they were delightfully moist and chewy.
They all went to rousing success. Fooled them. And despite consisting of throwing stuff in a bowl and turning on the oven, I count this as another recipe tried and crossed off my Bucket List. Boo-yah.