Thursday, November 10, 2011

Easy-Peasy Cookies

I love this cookie recipe.  Here's why:

  1. They are delicious.  Just ask my love handles.  They know.
  2. You can have them whipped up and ready for the oven in less than 3 minutes.  Really!
  3. They contain only five ingredients.
  4. They are versatile!
  5. A less messy recipe (WOW, say that five times fast!) for baking with kids?  Doesn't exist!
(I am no photographer.  This is as fancy as it gets here.)

And now, zee recipeeee.
Easy-Peasy Cookies
1 (9-oz.) boxed cake mix
2/3 cup oats
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 cup nuts, chips, or other add-in

Preheat oven to 375*.  Mix all ingredients together, and shape into balls.  Bake on ungreased baking sheets for 10-12 minutes or until just starting to brown.

The adventure lies in the mixy-matchy of the cake mix and the add-in.  Tonight my 2 littles and I made them using a yellow cake mix and a combination of butterscotch & chocolate chips.  I, however, am especially interested in the following possibilities:
  • Dark chocolate fudge cake mix & dark chocolate chunks
  • Rainbow chip cake mix & M&M's
  • German chocolate cake mix & walnuts/coconut
  • Caramel cake mix & butterscotch chips
And as for baking with said little ones?  Talk about easy!  While the butter melted, Ellia dumped the cake mix, Brienna dumped the oats, and I cracked the egg.  I gave them each a couple chocolate chips so they wouldn't fight over the stirring job... and we were done! 

What cooking/baking adventures have you had with your littles recently?