bake: Cotton Candy Cake Cookies

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Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

 

ooooooh weeee, I {LOVE} me some cotton candy!  So much so, that my mom bought me one of those cotton candy machines, you know, one of those fun nostalgia-esqe ones that can sit on a table.  It’s a bit over-the-top, and I have MAYBE used it once (it sits in our loft in the garage, well, that’s if the hubs didn’t secretly toss it out – HA!), but IT ROCKS!!!!

I {LOVE} cotton candy sooo much, it is my favorite part of going to Disney World!  I buy loads of it the last day we are there to load up the suitcase.  There is nothing like some really good cotton candy – Disney does it good!  The store-bought foil bagged version is okay, if you are desperate and need your cotton candy fix, but it’s just okay; I’d rather have the real stuff any day :)

My last baking store purchase involved buying cotton candy & piña colada flavoring used for candy and baking – YUM!

So, when better than the present to experiment with the ol’ cotton candy flavoring?





I can’t stand it!  These are SO yummy and they are Hubs x 2 and kiddo x 4 approved (my family & a friends family).  Don’t worry, I didn’t suddenly grow another husband & 2 more kids :).

I experimented with the consistency a little.  Because cotton candy is light & fluffy I wanted to emulate that in a cookie.

Lo & behold my “cotton candy cake cookie”!

bake: Cotton Candy Cake Cookies

Yield: Approximately 36 cookies.

These cookies are so light and fluffy and they perfectly emulate cotton-candy in taste, texture, and smell.

Ingredients

1 (15.25 oz.) box vanilla cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
pink sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together the cake mix, baking powder, and flavoring packet.
  3. Add eggs to bowl, stirring them in one at a time.
  4. Add vegetable oil & water to bowl; stir until well blended.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp. liquid flavoring; combine until completely blended.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto a pre-greased cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with sanding sugar.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are brown.
  9. Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet.
  10. Cut out circles with 2 1/4”(58mm) circle cutter (I used this)
  11. Transfer with spatula to cooling rack to cool completely.
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Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

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Comments

  1. These are SO cute! I love cotton candy so much, and anything covered in sprinkles of course :)
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  2. Having no luck finding the cotton candy flavoring and short on time for ordering it thru amazon… Will adding an extra flavor packet suffice????

  3. This looks amazing! They don’t sell cotton candy frosting flavor mix in Ottawa Canada, so I’m completely out of luck. Going to have to make a trip down to buy the stuff. LOL. I pinned this.
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    • poo – maybe try Amazon or Ebay? Crossing my fingers they will release it there soon! Thanks for stopping by & pinning anyway :) xx ♥ m

    • Just saw your comment – from small town Caledonia, ON and stumbled across the Duncan Hines flavor packets in our local Zehrs grocery store (Loblaws chain) – had all the flavours .99/pack! Couldn’t believe we had it – checked Walmart today – they didn’t have it. Hopefully you can find it out your way!

  4. Great stuff here…WTG super momma.

  5. Sheilah Kearney says:

    If you freeze your cotton candy it will last a looooooog time. Just bring it to room temp before eating it! A cotton candy vendor at our state fair told me told me this trick! And then sold me a bunch of cotton candy on the last day for 50 cents s bag! Had cotton candy for overt a year and the last bag tasted as good as the first!

    • Soooooo awesome Sheilah! Thank you! Not that I ever have left over cotton candy – haha – maybe I’ll be as lucky as you one day :) xx ♥ m

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