Lovely, soft bites. Good, but not what I'd ever call great. Very respectable, however, for a "hurry up" treat. Only 4 stars, because I could still taste the cake mix artificial flavor, although it was much slighter than with other cake mix cookie recipes. The cream cheese helps to mask it. Perhaps adding some lemon zest or toasted nuts would help further. I did not find them to be objectionably sweet, and I have a low sweetness tolerance. Be advised that these do not spread, not even a little. I used a small scoop, and got small dome-shaped cookies. Nothing wrong with that, per se, but if you're looking for more substantial size, either use a bigger scoop (mine holds a little over a tablespoon) and bake longer, or flatten them somewhat with your fingers before baking. Ten minutes seems just right for a very soft (but not "gooey") cookie. I could see making these again if I'm pressed for time, but because they taste like you used a convenience product, they'll never be a first choice for me.
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Lovely, soft bites. Good, but not what I'd ever call great. Very respectable, however, for a...