Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Making a Cozy Home with Cookies

One of the things that makes me feel right at home at other people's houses are when there are fresh desserts made and set out on the table/counter.
Don't ask me why. Maybe it's because those are my fondest memories I have with my mom. Aprons on, hair pulled back, two towels (one for drying hands, one for drying dishes), flour on the floor, hands stuck in some kind of dough (cookie, bread, crust, etc.) and Christmas carols playing on the record player. Aaaahhh....the comforts of Christmas vacation.

Well, after some family time, Bambi watching and pizza eating, I got a little sentimental and decided to make some cookies. Yes, it's hot here. Yes, I turned the oven on. Yes, I was sweating. Yes. It was worth it.

I don't carry the ingredients to make traditional cookies at our house all the time, but what I usually always have is cake mix. Odd, right? I know. To allrecipes.com I went (they should pay me for this!) and found a cake mix recipe for cookies.

Um...they are to die for! Big, chewy, and oh so good! At least, according to my husband who scarfed down three (three!) and my kiddos who, for the ten seconds it took for them to gobble them up, were completely silent. Bliss.

This mommy knows no joy like hugs and kisses and thank you's!!! And I got it all for doing this:
Cake Mix Cookies VI
2 eggs
1/3c water
1/4c margarine (I used butter)
1c peanut butter
1 (18.25oz) package yellow cake mix
2c chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
2. Cream together eggs, water, margarine and peanut butter. Stir in the cake mix and blend well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing.

I baked mine for 10 minutes but a lot of reviewers thought 12 minutes was better. We like our cookies a bit gooey around here, so 10 was good.

Imagine what you could do with this recipe, though! I think you could easily omit the peanut butter and try instead chocolate cake mix, peanuts, and caramel chips....bet it might resemble a turtle candy! Butterscotch chips...white chocolate chips....almonds...the possibilities are endless...

Enjoy! Go on...get your cookie on!


  1. I will have to try them. I always make cookies!

  2. Oh you know I'm doing this tomorrow am. I usually do have ingredients to make cookies as well as many other baked goods, but don't like them lingering around our home. (I'm home all day and they taunt me. Yes, the cookies taunt me.) But this sounds good enough to try. Maybe I can try it out with the convection oven, eh? Oh I am so doin' it. Thanks for the heads up on a good thing.

  3. I have yellow cake mix but no sugar for cookie ingredients. Might have to try these tomorrow...

  4. I tried them last night. Made a batch for Sam's swim teacher and kept some of course. Ya, I ate 3 too!

  5. Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for the recipe!


  6. Yummo! I'm afraid to admit I rarely bake cookies unless it's the toll house pre made cookie dough! But hey, my kid's don't know any better...they light up when I pull out that refridgerated dough! Good for you for baking the real deal!!

    Decor mamma

  7. This looks delicious! I was just thinking I wanted to make cookies tomorrow while my son was at school to welcome him when he gets home......


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