So it has been a really long time since I’ve posted anything here, but we tried this recipe out tonight and it was SO good and SO easy that I wanted to share. It got two big thumbs up from the kids!
1 box spice cake mix
1 can pure pumpkin
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips (12 oz. bag)
In a medium size bowl, stir spice cake mix and can of pumpkin together until well mixed. If it is too thick to mix well, you can add just a little splash of milk to help, but it should stay pretty thick. Dump in about half a bag of mini chocolate chips and stir in (half a bag really is enough). Scoop into spoon-size balls onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
You can also easily make these into muffins, just bake a little bit longer.
It’s that time of year again and I’ve got cookies on the brain! Some of my fondest Christmas memories include making cookies with my mom and sister. The snowballs were always my favorite, not only because they are delicious, but because they were a lot of fun to make too. I really look forward to my children being able to be more active in the holiday cookie making in a few years. Zach had fun decorating sugar cookies last year so that’s probably what we’ll focus on again this time around but I thought it might be fun to try out a few new recipes too (this is where you all come in!).
As I was thinking about all of the cookie options I had an idea – what if I could get all of my friends and family to send me their favorite holiday cookie recipes? There may be a few duplicates, but I’m sure you all have some great recipes you’ve been stashing away.
I thought about turning it into a contest, but in the end I figured out a way that everybody can win! What I would like to do is collect all of your favorite holiday cookie recipes and create a downloadable pdf recipe book for everyone to share. Each recipe will be featured in a post on Recipe Corner, as well as included in the printable recipe book.
Here’s what I need from you:
- Your favorite cookie recipe
- Your name (Keep in mind this will be published online. Feel free to use a nickname if you would like.)
- Your web site or blog address if you would like it included (not necessary)
- A photo of your cookies (if you have one and would like it included)
E-mail your entry to dee(AT)recipecorner(DOT)net (please send to this address only so I can keep them straight)
Deadline for entries is next Friday, December 19, 2008 to allow time for me to put the pdf book together.
Any questions? Feel free to leave it in the comments or e-mail me at the address above.
3 ½ C .Vanilla Wafers Crumbs
¼ C. butter (melted)
¾ C. Powdered sugar (sifted)
1 C. Pecans (chopped)
½ C. Dr. Pepper
For Icing mix together the following:
2 C. powdered sugar
2 T. melted butter
½ C. Dr. Pepper
¼ t. vanilla
Mix Crumbs, butter, sugar, pecans & Dr. Pepper and from into small balls.(6 doz)
Using a fork, dip cookies in icing and roll in coconut.
For a different taste, you can substitute Orange Juice for the Dr. Pepper. Or you can add a little rum or rum flavoring.
This is one of those old stand-by recipes that everyone seems to have but I never knew how to make them until my mother-in-law gave me the recipe. They also just happen to be my husband’s favorite cookies. However, I think when I actually make them I end up eating most of the batch before he gets to them!
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 cups quick oats
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp. cocoa
Bring sugar, butter, milk and cocoa to a boild. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly beat in oatmeal. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Drop onto cookie sheet and let harden.