Monday, August 8, 2011

Cake-Mix Cookies

Most of the time I am a stickler for healthy eating. My kids get their 5 a day if you know what I mean. We talk about the value of food, what it does for you body and we spend more time in produce than any other section of the store.

But I like to make special treats for my kids. I want them to look back at their childhood and remember me in the kitchen with fresh baked cookies, the awesome desserts I make and that I never said no when they asked to lick the spoon.

Cake Mix Cookies
By Karen Tack
Parents Magazine April 2011

1 box yellow cake mix
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup buttermilk
Colored sprinkles
1 can vanilla frosting
Food Coloring

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Combine the cake mix, egg, oil and buttermilk in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Shape 1-inch mounds of batter into balls and flatten slightly. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepare cookie sheets. Top with sprinkles.

Bake until cookies are golden and firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Divide the frosting among three bowls. Use a few drops of food coloring to tint frosting the desired shade. Sandwich cookies together with frosting.

What was the last special treat you had?


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