(Chocolate) Cream Cheese CookiesPosted: March 20, 2008 | |
My mother-in-law has a tradition of gifting assorted homemade cookies at Christmas. By far, our favorite cookie is this fudge-y tasting one. I finally remembered to ask her for the recipe, which came from the Betty Crocker cookbook she received as a wedding present in the mid 1970s. I was rather surprised to discover the “secret” ingredient: devil’s food cake mix.
I found the gist of the recipe online here. The original recipe calls for either yellow cake mix or devil’s food cake mix, although obviously your results would be different if you use the former. I used reduced fat cream cheese. Also, if you make petite cookies the yield is more like six or seven dozen instead of three…which is a lot of cookies, so we gave most of them away!