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This weekend we had a going away party for a good friend of ours. He’s getting ready to head off to the wilds of Eugene, Oregon for two years to serve an LDS mission and we couldn’t be more thrilled for him. We had a bunch of friends over to spend the evening and I was crazy busy getting things ready for the event. I knew I needed some kind of treat to share, BUT… I didn’t have a whole lot of time to spare in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of goodies.
One of my favorite easy go-to treats are cake cookies. They are SUPER easy to throw together and they are always so tasty. All you need are four ingredients… One box of cake mix, 2 sticks of butter, a little flour & 1-2 eggs. Yep, that’s it!!
The great thing is… Thanks to Pillsbury Baking, we aren’t limited to chocolate or vanilla!!!!
I used to be a total chocoholic until I became pregnant with my little guy over 5 years ago. For some reason my love of chocolate shifted to a love of fruity type desserts. Most especially citrus and tart desserts. I could pass on a chocolate cake at that point, but a lemon bar was my kryptonite!
Even after my pregnancy my fruity love remained and I’m always thrilled to find some fun new ways to create some fruity goodies.
The folks at Pillsbury Baking have been working on all kinds of innovative flavors and this spring they have released two new flavors, Mango and Lime.
Now I’ve tried these types of cake mixes before and they have always been too sweet without enough tart flavor. That’s why I LOVE this type of dessert, I love a little tart kick. I was thrilled when I tried these mixes this week and they had an amazing flavor. The mango cookies tasted like MANGO!
AND the lime cookies tasted just like luscious LIME!
I was SOOO EXCITED!! They are just like summer on a plate!
Here’s how you mix-up your cake cookies…
Mango & Lime Cookies Recipe
Preheat oven to 350˚
2 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
In the bowl of your electric mixer whip your butter until it’s nice and fluffy. Slowly add your cake mix and cream the butter and cake mix together. Add your eggs. If you like a flatter cookie add only one egg. If you like a fluffier cookie add two eggs. We tend to like the fuller, fluffier cookie at our house so we add two eggs. Mix that together with the butter and cake mix. Slowly add 2/3 cup of flour. Once mixed, scoop your cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
I use a one ounce scoop when I am baking cookies and they always bake evenly and generally come out more uniform which I like. Bake the cookies at 350˚ for 11-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool. This will yield 22 1 oz. cookies.
I frosted my cookies with the Mango and Lime frosting from Pillsbury Baking and then topped the mango cookies with white sprinkles and the lime cookies with lime zest which added to the lime flavor.
If you’re feeling super crazy, you can grab some Dickinson’s® Lime Curd from the store and make a lovely lime curd cookie.
After the cookies bake, gently press down the center of the cookie with your thumb and spread a little lime curd into the thumbprint. Again I top it with a little lime zest. Now, this is my favorite way to eat these cookies! Like I said… I LOVE tart treats!6