Monday, April 19, 2010

Big Fat Cookies!

It has been a busy spring, lots of birthday parties, Easter was wonderful, the kids are busy with church and school activities, and I am still trying to train my crazy puppy Cordelia. Last week I was making a huge triple batch of our families favorite cookies for my son and hubby to take to their monthly father/son church group called Knight's night. Every time I make these cookies I enjoy how easy they are to make as well as how yummy and big they are. My mom made these when I was younger, and I have been making them since the kids were tiny. The recipe was in an old children's cookbook we had growing up, probably Betty Crocker but I can't remember for sure. Thought I would share the recipe, since it is so fun and easy, perfect for beginner bakers.

Big Fat Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 F.

1 box yellow moist cake mix (the kind with pudding in the mix)

2 eggs

1/2 cup water

bag of chocolate chips

Mix the cake mix with 2 eggs, and the water. Drop by large heaping tablespoons ( I use a 1/4 c. measuring cup) onto a greased cookie sheet ( I prefer to use parchment paper rather than grease) about 6 to a sheet as they get pretty big. Sprinkle a good amount of chocolate chips on the top of each cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes or until no impression remains after light touch and light golden brown on edges. Makes 16-20 cookies depending on size.

These are always a hit, hope you give them a try!

The Musgrove garden is well underway- Gary and Joseph are working on a fence for my garden to keep a certain puppy out, last week I got some peppers planted as well as some lavender and Basil, can't wait to get the rest planted! I will keep you posted. Enjoy the spring!


  1. My Mom use to make these all the time when I was growing up too, they're my absolute favorite! I was actually planning on giving them a shot this year, but unfortunately you can't buy cake mix with pudding already in it anymore (At least where we are in Canada). So I was considering making it by adding instant pudding mix to the cake mix. Any suggestions on whether the recipe will need to be changed in any way or not? Thanks!

  2. Mana~ I imagine any moist cake mix would work, you could try it with the addition of instant pudding, but I would try with just the cake first, and see if it comes out fine, if it is too dry, then I would try again with the addition of pudding mix. Probably either way would work. This is one of my favorite recipes, and I have used other cake mixes as well like Cherry Chip, which is also very tasty. Good luck with your baking!!


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