Friday, June 26, 2009

Butter cookies with caramel frosting

I am enamored with the simple Cake Mix Cookies Kristin wrote about back in April. It is possibly the simplest recipe known to man, and I always have the ingredients on hand. When I peruse the cake mixes at Fry's, I'm always thinking about what new flavor combinations of cake and frosting I can try.
You may remember I loved the red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting combo.
Although the frosting-in-a-plastic-tub is pretty good, nothing beats homemade frosting. So last weekend, I concocted a winning new combination: golden butter cake mix cookies with homemade caramel frosting.
Although the frosting claims to be "caramel," I think it tastes more like maple. And I'm a-ok with that; it reminds me of the maple candy from Ohio that melts in your mouth... yum.
Store them in the fridge. This frosting is total money when it's cold.

Cake Mix Cookies

1 package cake mix (golden butter, in this case)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
Splash of water

Blend all ingredients (do not use mixer). Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


Caramel Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 milk
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Add milk; bring moisture back to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Spread warm frosting immediately unto cake.

Source: Duncan Hines Cake Mix Magic



I am so making these. YUM.

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