Sunday, November 11, 2012

M&M and Coconut Cake Cookies


I was in New York for work when Hurricane Sandy hit.  I was fortunate in that the worst I experienced was a house without power and a long gas line, but many others had far worse.   My heart goes out to those who lost their homes or lives or other irreplaceable memories.


After making it back to D.C. I figured I could use a simple recipe to get myself back into the swing of things.  You'd be surprised how great a boxed mix recipe can be just by adding in a few extra ingredients.  If you don't like coconut, you should experiment with other ingredients, maybe some nuts, toffee pieces, or even dried cranberries.

M&M and Coconut Cake Cookies
adapted from Curry and Comfort

Ingredients

1 box of yellow cake mix
3/4 cup M&M's
3/4 cup of coconut
2 eggs
1/2 cup of canola oil

Directions
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix the cake mix with the eggs and canola oil.  Add in the M&M's and coconut and stir until combined.

Make a ball slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball and place on the baking sheet.  Repeat with the rest of the batter.  You should be able to make about 15-20 cookies.

Bake for 15-18 minutes.  Keep the cookies on the baking sheet until completely cool and enjoy!