I made these yummy cookies for a couple of different events this Christmas, and they were a hit. I got the recipe from the book "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn. I like to use the red and green swirled white chocolate morsels for a pretty holiday cookie!
White Chocolate Chewies
Solid vegetable shortening for greasing the pans
1 package plain devil's food cake mix (NO pudding in the mix)
1/3 cup water
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets with solid vegetable shortening.
2. Place the cake mix, water, melted butter, egg, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute more. The cookie dough will be thick. Fold in the chips until well distributed.
3. Drop heaping teaspoons of the dough 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake the cookies until they have set but are still a little soft in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 1 minute more. Cool completely on wire racks, 20 minutes.