Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies have endless possibilities! I made some for Valentine's Day with a strawberry cake mix and chocolate chips, but there are so many potential combinations! I got 30 cookies from this recipe and they were gone in 3 days. Can't tell you how many I ate...or won't. ;) One of the tricks with these is to shape the dough balls a little taller than normal on the pan, almost like a cylinder, before baking to make sure that they don't get too flat. I'm planning on trying some different cake mixes and I'll post more pics as I do.

Devil's Food and Mint Chips

Cake Mix Cookies
adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.com
1 box (18.25 oz) cake mix, I used Pillsbury
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla by hand.
4. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to form a dough. Continue mixing until egg mixture is incorporated and no dry cake mix remains. Gently mix in the chocolate chips.
5. Drop rounded balls of dough (about 2 TBSPs) onto prepared baking sheet, keeping the ball more tall than wide. Top with a few more chocolate chips, if desired.
6. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not let the cookies brown. Cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Strawberry and Semi Sweet Choc Chips

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Raspberry Butter

I made this raspberry butter because it's the perfect color to go with our Valentine's Day dinner. It's slightly sweetened with powdered sugar. Tastes amazing with these Bread Machine Rolls. My next plan is to have it on pancakes!

Raspberry Butter
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen (thawed, rinsed and drained)

Beat butter and powdered sugar in mixer until creamy. Scrape down the sides. Add raspberries and beat just until combined. Serve immediately or keep stored in refrigerator.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Treat Printables

No this isn't a recipe, but it's food related so it counts!! Here are a few tags that I created for Valentine's treats. I based my ideas off of other similar tags I've seen on Pinterest, but I created these myself using a digital scrapbooking program. Downloadable PDF file links are posted below each tag. Any pkg of Whoppers or brownie mix will work. Small packs of Extra gum can be found at Dollar Tree 4 to a pack.