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Get creative with cake mix

August 8, 2012

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There’s a time and a place for a cake mix. When you’re in a pinch, a boxed mix gets dessert on the table fast, and allows you to check one more thing off your list!

But beyond cake, use these convenient mixes for cookies too! Home cook Sherry Symmonds includes cream cheese for flavor and to keep her cake mix cookies moist. She also suggests getting imaginative with mixes and add-ins – any favorite combination will do!

See step-by-step photos of Sherry’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks around the country at: www.justapinch.com/cakemixcookies

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch.”

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

1 bx cake mix, any flavor

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 c butter, room temperature

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla, optional,

1 12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips, or your choice of add-ins like flavored chips, candy or nuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add egg and vanilla (if using) and mix until well blended. Use an electricblender if desired.

Stir in cake mix a little at a time until well blended, then add any chips, candy or nuts.

Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown, and enjoy!

“Oh my gosh these are so good and so easy! I love the flavor the cream cheese gives them.”

-Sherry Symmonds, Hamilton, MS (pop. 457)

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