This is my favorite Christmas cookie! It really could be an anytime cookie but I only make them at Christmas because I have absolutely no will power and I would be an oompa loompa if I made them often. They remind me of Ding Dongs back when they were yummy!
That being said they are the easiest cookie ever to make. You can use any flavor cake mix and any flavor frosting but devils food cake and vanilla frosting is my favorite.
Start with a boxed cake mix made just as it says on the box. I normally do this the day ahead of time because it needs to cool completely before the next step.
Next is my kids favorite part. Crumble up the cake into small bits.
In a mixing bowl add 3/4 of the vanilla frosting container to the crumbled cake mix. Then just turn the mixer on until the frosting and cake crumbles are all incorporated.
Now you need to roll the mixture into balls. I use my cookie dough baller scoop to portion out the balls.
If you use the whole scoop it makes really big cake balls and my kids like them a little bit smaller so I only fill the scoop about 3/4 of the way.
Put them on lined cookie sheets either covered with wax paper or parchment paper. I scoop out a bunch and then go back and roll them. It makes it a little bit faster.
Next throw them in the freezer for at least an hour. The more the better because they are way easier to roll in chocolate when they are hard.
All that is left is to melt the almond bark in the microwave (follow the directions on the bag for melting) and roll the balls in it. You can use melted chocolate chips instead of almond bark but I like the crunchy outer cover that almond bark gives them better.
We put some sprinkles on them before they are hard. It makes them a little more festive.
After they are all covered put them back into the fridge till they are hard. Once they are hard then I put them in a Christmas tin. I like to keep them in the fridge because I like them cold but they are good at room temperature too!
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