Cake Mix Cookies
More Than 175 Delectable Cookie Recipes That Begin With a Box of Cake Mix
The Twinkies Cookbook
An Inventive and Unexpected Recipe Collection From Hostess
Ten Speed Press / 2006 / $12.95
Twinkie Sushi? Pigs in a Twinkie? For the 75th anniversary of the Twinkie, Hostess solicited recipes from around the country and got some curious takes on this childhood treat - including a Chicken-Raspberry Twinkie Salad from Gary Gonya of Baltimore.
Despite the salad entry, this isn't a book aimed at the health-conscious - Twinkies are deep-fried, sauteed in butter, covered in buttercream frosting and fondant and stuffed with sausage.
If you truly love them, you can make them into a pretty wedding cake.
Makes 48 cookies
one 18.25-ounce package yellow cake mix (divided use)
2/3 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange zest
1 1/4 cups sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Position oven rack in the middle of oven. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, place half of the cake mix along with the cornmeal, oil, eggs and zest. Blend with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed 1 to 2 minutes, until blended and smooth. Stir in the remaining cake mix and dried cranberries with a wooden spoon until all dry ingredients are moistened.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set at edges and just barely set at center when lightly touched.
Cool 1 minute on sheets. Transfer to wire racks with metal spatula and cool completely.
From "Cake Mix Cookies"
Per serving: 81 calories, 1 gram protein, 3 grams fat, trace saturated fat, 13 grams carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 milligrams cholesterol, 74 milligrams sodium