Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chocolatey. Crumbled walnuts and chocolate candies add texture, color and extra flavor.
This dessert is easy to make with a box of chocolate fudge cake mix and a few additional ingredients.
Crumbled walnuts and chocolate candies are optional mix-ins.
Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies are very good without optional ingredients.
Good to know if you have picky eaters (friends and family).
This dessert is a mouth-watering variation of one of my popular recipes: Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies.
In my adjusted version, the cookie dough is chilled because it doesn’t spread while baking and is easier to manage (less sticky). Also added mix-ins.
Cookies turned out great!
Helpful Tips For Beginners: How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks follow any recipe and create a delicious dish.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before starting.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Thoroughly read the recipe’s ingredients and instructions. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped walnuts is not the same as walnuts, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written that way.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicates two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
My prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists.
The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.