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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Zach's Birthday Cookies - AKA Crack Cookies

  This barely counts as a recipe.  It is so easy.  And so good.  If you like soft cookies that come together in a minute, this recipe is for you!

   They got their name a few years ago.  It was Zach's birthday.  He was coming over to watch football.  I didn't have time to bake a cake, let it cool and then frost it.  So, I made these instead!  Everyone loved them.  Ever since Ro has called them Zach's birthday cookies.  Zack, however, calls them crack cookies.  Either way, they are always a hit and great in pinch!

   Sometimes I dust them with powdered sugar.  Other times I put a quick powdered sugar glaze on them.  They are also great plain.  We almost always make them with a cake mix that has sprinkles in it.  The possibilities are really endless.  They would be great with a chocolate cake mix (especially if you stir in some chocolate chips!). Or you could do lemon, or spice cake, or strawberry, or red velvet...  mmmm so many options!

Zach's Birthday (Crack) Cookies


One boxed cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

Are you ready for this? It's complicated!
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a bowl, mix together ingredients.
  3. Plop in tablespoonsful onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes.  You don't want them to brown, just set.
  5. Eat
Again, there are a million places you could go with these.  You could add any variety of extracts, stir in candies or nuts (though not for the Scharnhorst boys!), really the options are only limited by your imagination.


  1. Yum! I love that he calls them "crack cookies", that cracks me up! 😂

    I hope you had a happy new year Carlee!

    1. They are soft and addicting. Good thing they are so easy to make! Thanks so much, Jessica, and happy New Year to you!

  2. These are so pretty! I hate to admit it as an adult, but confetti cake is still my fav! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!
    Erica @

    1. There is just something about sprinkles that makes everything better! Thanks!


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