I found this recipe at The Better Baker blog, and as you know, my mind started racing as to what cake mix flavor, and pudding flavor would go good together. It didn't take me long to put together spice cake, cheese cake pudding and sugared raisins.
The sugared raisins were given to me by my mother. She picked them out of her Raisin Bran cereal. She says they have way too much sugar.....HUH???? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just buy Bran Flakes cereal? But my mom is the type of person to not waste anything. So, the thoughtful mother that she is, she bagged up those too much sugar raisins and gave them to her food blogging daughter. They were perfect in these cookies. THANKS MOM!!
But this cookie didn't go together as easily as I thought it would. I got confused with the directions because adding the flour was in the directions twice. "Okay food blogger, you know when and where to add the flour."
The confusion with the directions caused me to neglect the ingredient amounts and I dumped in the whole box of cake mix. When I realized my mistake, it was too late to separate the cake mix and pudding from the butter. HA!! If you can accomplish that please let me know how you did it.
So what I did was, I scooped out what I thought was a fair amount, put it in a container, and now it's stored in my frig (since it has butter in it) for future use in cookies.
Then I adjusted the butter amounts added the eggs and vanilla, and then mixed in the flour that the recipe called for.
For an "OOPS" this cookie turned out pretty good.
But of course, I would love to make them the right way to see if they are better.
Spice Cake Batter Pudding Cookies
Recipe adapted from: The Better Baker
1 1/2 sticks butter, soft
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 pkg (3 oz.) instant pudding (I used cheese cake flavor)
3/4 c. cake mix any flavor (I used spice cake)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 c. flour (I used bread flour)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. raisins (sugared raisins from Raisin Bran cereal)
I sprinkled the tops of mine with a cinnamon sugar mixture before baking.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt together; set aside
In another bowl mix 3/4 c. cake mix and the box of instant pudding. Mix together well.
Add the cake mixture to the butter mixture; add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add the flour mixture slowly until well blended.
Stir in raisins.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes.