I decided to be a little domestic today. (by "a little" I mean I wanted to bake something, but i didn't want to have to clean up a huge mess afterwards) So I decided to make some "Shame Snickerdoodles." In case you are wondering where that name came from, here is the story. Rachel and I used to have movie nights and make sandwiches with graham crackers and rainbow chip frosting and dip them in milk. Well one night, we were having a girls night with our amazing friend Lindsay Brown, who took our movie night cookie sandwiches to a whole new level when she showed us you could make delicious chewy cookies from cake mixes, which we made and then turned into cookie sandwiches with some rainbow chip frosting. We called them "shame sandwiches" for obvious reasons. So now all cookies we make from cake mixes are called dubbed "Shame Cookies."
1 box of yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow)
1/3 c. butter softened
1/4 c. cinnamon sugar (I don't ever measure this, but I would say about 1 tbsp. of cinnamon to 1/2 c. of sugar)
1) Mix all the ingredients together until smoothly combined (no lumps)
2) Roll into 1/2 in balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mix
3) Set on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and flatten out a little using your hand
4) Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (or until golden brown on the bottom)
That's it...seriously. One quick note, when putting cookies on the sheet, don't put them too close together. I find that when you spread them out on the cookie sheet and give them more room, they bake more evenly. It takes a little while longer to bake since you can't get as many on a cookie sheet, but it's totally worth it. (Plus you don't get the mess of square sides on cookies when they run into each other when baking...I hate that.)
Also for those truly interested in the "shame cookie experience," I had some leftover marshmallow fluff from another recipe I was trying, and I decided these cookies needed to live up to the "shame" name and I made a sandwich with the marshmallow fluff...yeah...try it.