I’ve got rave reviews about the cookies I make (for which I took the recipe from the internet, of course). People are always mind-blown that they’re that good and have 4 ingredients.
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I’m not mind blown, because one of those ingredients is cake mix. Tonight, I made these s’mores bars on a base of cake mix cookies, and Facebook seems pretty amped. So, here’s the recipe. (Take that, recipe bloggers. You too can do a very brief recipe intro.
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (I always forget to do this, you can probably do it later because these cookies require dough chilling. Yes, I actually do it and yes it actually makes them better. Just listen, kay?)
1. Dump a cake mix into a large bowl. You can use whatever cake mix you want. (I find chocolate cake mix makes the best cookies but all are fine.)
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2. Stir in 1/3 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Or other types of chips if not making s’mores bars. Or if making s’mores bars, have fun!)
3. Cover the bowl and stick your cookie dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes to chill. Or longer in the fridge. Or somewhere in between if you are using the fridge of the outdoors like I did.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF now.
4. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. Spread the batter on a cookie sheet, or make actual cookies. (If you make actual cookies, I highly recommend a cookie scoop because they’re fun).
5. Bake 9-13 minutes. Or 11-13 minutes. Or something. They’ll be soft but seem done. I’ve also never burned these, so pay attention sort of.
6. If you’re making s’mores bars, remove from oven at about 11-12 mins (or when they start looking like they’re almost done), sprinkle with 5-6ish crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, and more chocolate chips.
Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, or when things start looking melty.
7. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high on the middle rack. Stare them down while you’re doing this because one time my rack was too high and I lit some brownies basically on fire and had to re-make them. Oops.
Once you see them getting the right level of golden—both the marshmallows and the cookies—remove immediately and let cool.
8. Slice into bars (obviously) and store in an air-tight container. They last a good long while, I’m sure, but they always get eaten before they can get even close to old, so don’t worry about it. 😉
That was easy, eh?