December 28, 2011

Glazed Champagne & White Chocolate Cookies {From a Mix!}

By now we're friends and you know I don't love to spend a ton of time baking, right? But, I also like to have festive, sweet treats for the holidays. Which means I've become a master of jazzing up box mixes. 
If you're cut from the same cloth as me, do keep on reading, friend. I've definitely got a treat for my fellow anti-bakers! 

I started with a Betty Crocker Super Moist Golden Vanilla Cake mix, added some champagne, whipped up a champagne glaze and ended up with a moist, sweet cookie boasting a pleasing Champagney zip. 

(Champagney? Totally a word.)

How do you like that, Betty Crocker? 

Champagne & White Chocolate Cookies with Champagne Glaze:

Betty Crocker Super Moist Golden Vanilla Cake Mix
1/8 Cup Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Champagne (Oh, go ahead and get the cheap stuff. I won't tell)
1/2 Bag of White Chocolate Chips
Sugar Pearl Sprinkles (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take your cake mix and completely disregard all the instructions on the box. Just go ahead and throw the mix and second two ingredients into a mixer and press go. When it's all happily mixed together, fold in your chips. Your dough will be a bit stickier than typical sugar cookies, but it'll all work out in the end. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are very lightly golden topped. 

*Side note: With the added glaze and sugar pearls, these cookies are really sweet. Next time I might make these mini-sized instead. Perhaps I'll drop them by 1/2 tablespoons or even teaspoons. Just a thought. 

Champagne Glaze:
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1/4 C Champagne
1/2 T Egg White

Beat all the ingredients together for several minutes until glaze peaks slightly. Glaze cookies while warm and add sprinkles, if desired. Allow cookies to cool completely before stacking.

These cookies are perfect for your New Year celebrations, but I could see them enjoyed at a myriad of Champagne worthy events. Bridal showers, Valentine's day parties...totally random Tuesday movie-a-thons. You get the picture.

Now, you've read this far and are probably concerned with the champagne wastage going on in this recipe. You could buy the mini bottles, you could double the recipe, you could drink whilst cooking...or you could do what I did: freeze the leftovers in ice-cube trays. Intrigued? If you come back tomorrow I'll tell you what I'm going to do with those frozen champagne cubes.



  1. AWESOME! You're always full of wonderful ideas!

    XO, Aimee

  2. Happy New Year indeed, these cookies look great! Hope this message finds you well. You have made my day by once again writing on my blog.. hehe when I get an email saying I got a comment I'm over the moon.
    Its so sweet of you that you kept thinking for an alternative for the strip cookies. I have not tried them yet as it seems to have become tradition that I fall ill right after Christmas. So I have been on forced rest since Monday. Hopefully we will be having guests by the weekend and that is when I will go back to baking heaven.
    I love all your decor ideas Emily. I wish it could be Christmas all year long so I can borrow all of your ideas. Do you decorate all year round? For example after Christmas do you start thinking of Valentine's and Easter?

  3. Oh my goodness these look delicious and BEAUTIFUL presentation. I'm now a follower. Can't wait to read more. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!



  4. Oh wow, those cookies sound absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try making them :)

  5. Hi, found you on Somedaycrafts, these look soooo good! I'm pinning them on my Pinterest board, thanks for sharing!

  6. Super cute and they look yummy!!!

  7. So I have been out of town for about 2 weeks now! As soon as I get home I can't wait to make these cookies! They look so yum!

  8. Yum!! Thanks so much for sharing these goodies at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!! I'm sharing this on my Facebook page right now!!
    Happy New Year <3

  9. These look absolutely heavenly. AND I ALWAYS have left over champagne after a party:) I would LOVE for you to link up at my party going on right now!

  10. These look wonderful!!! Happy New Year!

  11. These look wonderful. I made champagne cupcakes yesterday with the same mix. I will admit that I sipped on a bit of the extra bubbly while baking, but your pomegranate cocktail looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh my goodness...these look great! I was just looking for some champagne cake recipes. This time of year just brings about the champagne recipes...yum!

  13. Those look delicious!!! I can't wait to make them! :D

  14. Now these have my name all over them! I love champagne, celebrations and pretty things to serve. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'm a new follower and so happy to have found your blog. Stop by and say hi when you can.


  15. I LOVE this.. THANK YOU SO MUCH for linking last week, you are one of my FAV'S today.. I love how unique these are.. YUMMY. Please stop in and have a look/snag a button. I absolutley adore..Thanks SO much again.. WIshing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.. Hope you can link up again today..

  16. Wow! These look totally delish and 'upscale' LOL Thanks for sharing!

  17. So cute and they look yummy! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you come back next Saturday and share more great recipes. -The Sisters

  18. Wow ... these are so lovely and look so easy!!! I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here..
    Have a great day!

  19. Your cookies look so good! I featured them on my TT&J facebook page :)


  20. Wow.. they look so good! :) YUmmmy!

    I would love for you to link this up at Create and Inspire Party! ;) Thanks for adding my button to your post.. ;) You are awesome..

  21. Found you through I Gotta Create...fabulous idea! Definitely a perfect Valentine's Day recipe. Thanks for sharing it...cheers!

  22. I love how elegant those sound! And they look beautiful too. Definitely trying them!

  23. We are going to have to give these a try! They sound yummy! :)


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