Friday, June 10, 2011

Lime Cake Mix Cookies

I'm sure many of you have heard of the Cake Mix Cookie recipe.  It's a pretty simple, basic recipe that you can add to as you see fit.

Here's the original recipe:

1 Box cake mix (I used butter yellow)
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients together. 

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet (I line mine with parchment paper.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown.

After you mix the basic ingredients, you can get creative with the add-ins. 

Use chocolate chips, chopped nuts, raisins, oatmeal, coconut, craisins, whatever floats your boat.

Here's what I did though, and it was so good!

Follow the recipe above, except instead of 1/4 cup of water, use about 1/8 cup of water and 1/8 cup of lime juice. 

I didn't measure precisely.  I very rarely do.  I just filled my 1/4 cup measuring cup about half way with water and then filled it the rest of the way with lime juice. 

Then I squirted a little more lime juice into the mix just for kicks and giggles.

Then I made a glaze using powdered sugar and more lime juice.  I didn't measure at all this time.  I just put some sugar in a bowl, squirted in lime juice and whisked it together until it looked glaze like.

After taking the cookies out of the oven, I drizzled the glaze over the top.  Once it cools, the glaze hardens a little and is heavenly.

Now, I love the tartness of the glaze, but The Hubby thought they were a little too tart for his taste, so I just sprinkled powdered sugar on a few of them for him.

These cookies are divine. 

Try them! 


And let me know what you think.

Okay, The Teen just said they are "gross", so if you make them, I would really like to know what you think!


1 comment:

Pajama Mama said...

I love that cake mix recipe. We use it every Christmas bc the cut outs are so easy with this dough. I love the twist of the lime juice, though. You are a genius. We should have a lime party with your lime cookies and my lime cake!!!