Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Measure Cookies

I found this awesome recipe on Busy Bee Kids and thought I just had to try that with dollar store items!

Here's what you'll need...

•Cake mix (any will work)
•½ cup butter (1 stick)
•1 egg

Here's how to make them...

1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients.

2. Roll into balls (about a tsp full) and place on a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.

3. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Yields 2-21/2 dozen

-Let cookies cool on the pan before moving them to a cooling rack, they are fragile
-It's easiest to mix the batter and form the balls with your hands
-Space out the cookies a bit on your cookie sheets or they will fuse together
-Wash hand between mixing the batter and forming the balls or the dough will stick to your fingers
-When mixed properly, the dough will be like crumbled brownie

This recipe reminds me of the Yogurt Cake Recipe that my hubby taught me. What's great about both recipes is that you don't have to have any measuring cups or spoons. Very handy if you're traveling, especially out of the country where the measurements are different. Also great for kids and college students. Both recipes are extremely adaptable. Try these variations below:

Cookie Variations:

-Yellow cake mix balls rolled in sugar
-Yellow cake mix and liquid or paste food coloring to make pink or green cookies
-Chocolate cake mix and chocolate or butterscotch chips
-Chocolate cake mix balls with white chocolate chip topped with crushed pepper mint candies
-Rainbow chip cake mix makes pretty cookies
-Lemon cake mix with poppy seeds
-Spice cake balls rolled in sugar

Cake Variations:

-Line pan with pineapple slices add cake mix, turn upside down after baking and drizzle with caramel
-Chocolate drink powder mix in with Nutella frosting
-Lemon juice and grated rind mix in with powder sugar and water glaze
-Chocolate chip or M&M mix ins
-Grated carrot and chopped walnut mix in with cream cheese and sugar frosting
-Use brown sugar instead of white and add all spice with a powder sugar and water glaze
-Shredded coconut and pineapple mix in with white frosting sprinkled with more coconut

Can you think of any other combinations?

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