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Cookies & Cream Surprise Cake Mix Cookies

***Originally written as a guest post. I’ve left the text unedited***

Hi there! Ashton, from Something Swanky here :) I spend my days chasing around a 2 year old, watching a lot of Blues Clues, and baking and blogging up a storm!
I’m super excited Lindy asked me to be a guest here on Itsy Bitsy Paper! This has to be the cutest blog ever, right?!
Lindy asked me to share a cookie recipe, which is only completely perfect, because– I big time puffy heart cookies!!! Don’t believe me? Check out my recipe index. The cookies pretty much dominate.
Truth be told, I’m more than happy to sit around with a warm, chewy, plain ol’ chocolate chip cookie. But, when you’re a dessert blogger, the audience demands a little bit more than chocolate chip cookies.
It’s been difficult, I tell ya. Having to bake dozens upon dozens of rich, chewy, decadent cookies. It’s  a hard life. Especially that freshly-baked-cookie aroma wafting through the house… I mean, geez, who wants that around all the time???

Of course I’m kidding! I have the coolest job in the world :) For reals.
Anyway. I’m pretty in love with all things cookies & cream (recent evidence). And all things cake mix. 
I hope you LOVE these cookies as much as I did!
Cookies and Cream Cake Mix Cookies
  • 1 Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 dozen Cookies and Cream Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
  • 1 cup white chocolate, melted for drizzling
  • 1-2 cups crushed Oreo Cookies for topping
  1. Beat together the cake mix, oil, and eggs in a stand mixer until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Scoop out 1 tbsp. at a time, pressing flat in palms. Place a Hershey Kiss in the center, and wrap the dough around the kiss.
  3. Place cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes, until edges are set.
  4. Let cool on baking sheet (the cookies will be especially soft since the center is filled with ooey-gooey chocolate!). 
  5. Drizzle with white chocolate and top with oreo crumbles!
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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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2 Responses to “Cookies & Cream Surprise Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. Elizabeth posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm (#)

    Just made these cookies but without the topping and they were absolutely delicious! They taste like the crunchy part on the edge of a cake, which is my favorite part :)


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