Sunday, February 20, 2011


I have been a substitute teacher at our local junior high for several years. Last year, I was teaching with a dear friend in the foods class.  There were several recipes that she shared with me.  Among them was this one, for CAKE MIX COOKIES, with 6 variations What's great about this recipe is that the basic recipe calls for only a yellow cake mix, an egg and oil.  Then to make the variations, all you do is add a few ingredients that most pantries have on hand.  They are super quick and easy, of course!  These are great for kids and teens to make, as well as adults.  I have also used a chocolate cake mix and added chocolate chips.  Experiment with your own additions to make your own flavor.  The recipe is a good alternative to use for those busy days when time is limited, or for kids to learn the basics with.
1 standard yellow cake mix
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.  Dough will be stiff.  Drop by Tablespoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with a non-stick vegetable spray.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they begin to brown.  Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.  Makes 24 good-sized cookies
VARIATIONS  (To the basic recipe add the following:)
Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies (pictured)
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup raisins

Banana-Nut Cookies
2/3 cup mashed bananas
2/3 cup chopped nuts
4 Tablespoons flour
dash nutmeg and/or cinnamon

Cherry-CoconutCookies (pictured)
1/2 can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup wheat germ
4 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Pinepple-Coconut Cookies
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup drained, crushed pineapple
4 Tablespoons flour
dash cinnamon

Carrot-Raisin Cookies
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
dash cinnamon and/or nutmeg

Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 Tablespoons applesauce

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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