Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Cookies!

One day last week Dale asked to make chocolate chip cookies, and I instantly spotted the opportunity to give myself some major mom-points by #1 - being spontaneous, and #2 - making cookies while simultaneously avoiding doing the stuff that I should be doing, but isn't nearly as much fun as making cookies.

But, being me, I felt the need to be creative, while still taking the easy route, and throw in some frugality (using whatcha got) for good measure. In August I bought a tub of chocolate sprinkles for the Dale's checkered-flag birthday cake. It didn't take nearly as many as I had thought. I had nearly the whole tub-full leftover!

Chocolate sprinkle-chips anyone?

I have not been impressed with cake-mix cookies in the past, but for some reason (using whatcha got) I decided to try again. I am so glad I did! These cookies were so good! Here is the recipe:

Easy, Yummy Cake Mix Cookies
1 box white cake mix
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
chocolate chips

Mix oil, eggs, & vanilla. Add cake mix. Add chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfulls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 8-10 minutes.

I didn't even use a mixer! These cookies were SO easy, and VERY good, and they used up some things that were just sitting around my pantry. And that Works for Me! For more WFMW tips, visit Shannon @ Rocks in My Dryer! :)

By the way.... I've already made these cookies again using a lemon cake mix. Omitted the chocolate chips and drizzled the baked cookies with a lemon/powdered sugar glaze. Yum!


Michelle said...

Happy sorry I didn't know to tell you sooner Birthday! I am glad it was wonderful. Something about those homemade cards just gets me every time! I am glad your two special days were so great!

Nap Warden said...

Sounds good...gonna have to try this one!

pinkjeweledcat said...

What a REALLY cool tip. Wow! I guess if you can use cake mix to make an apple crisp, then you can certainly use it to make cookies. I'll have to try this. Ta for now dahling!

Susan said...

Ohhh looks good for my sweet tooth. thanks for the tip.

K :) Family Historian said...

Oh so yummy. I read the recipe, set my computer down, and now they are baking in the oven. Sounded like a perfect treat to take to the bus stop in about 30 minutes! Thanks for sharing.