Use a Cake Mix and Your Air Fryer to Make Butterscotch-Nut Cookies for the Weekend
You can't find a recipe much easier or quicker to make than these Buttterscotch-Nut Cookies. The cookies also are incredibly good, and no one will guess that you used a cake mix in them. Crispy on the outside, the cookies are chewy in the middle and loaded with butterscotch morsels and nuts. I use hazelnuts in the cookies, which amplify the buttery-caramel taste of the cookies, but pecans or walnuts would work, if that's what you have. The cookies air fry in about 10 minutes, and you can make a small batch and stash the remainder of the dough (wrapped well in plastic wrap) in the refrigerator to bake another day, if you'd like. These really are great cookies and are perfect for snacking or for dessert alongside ice cream, fruit, or pudding. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Butterscotch-Nut Cookies -- Makes 18-24
1/2 cup of canola oil
2 tablespoons of milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of caramel extract (optional but good)
15. 25 (approximately)-ounce yellow cake mix
3/4 cup of butterscotch morsels
3/4 cup of coarsely chopped skinned hazelnuts
Sugar to sprinkle
Cut small pieces of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, and caramel extract. With a spoon, stir in the cake mix until just combined. Stir in the butterscotch morsels and hazelnuts. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops of dough onto the parchment pieces, spacing the dough mounds as far apart as possible. I usually put only two mounds on each piece of parchment (I have a medium-sized air fryer). Flatten each dough mound just a bit with your fingers and sprinkle on a little sugar. Put one dough-topped piece of parchment in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the dough at 320 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and still a bit puffy in the centers. Remove the cookie from the air fryer basket to cool and repeat the cooking process with the remaining dough.