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
1/2 cup oil
Are you ready for this? It's complicated!
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a bowl, mix together ingredients.
- Plop in tablespoonsful onto baking sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. You don't want them to brown, just set.
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.