I’m in a bakin’ kinda mood.
My kitchen bake-fest started with oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies.
Rather than use plain roasted almonds in the cookies, I stirred in chopped Emerald cocoa roast almonds for an extra punch of chocolate.
I mean, let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a little more chocolate in their life?
The cookies didn’t flatten out like I hoped they would, but they were still tasty and that’s what really matters, right?
Naturally I had to have one (and by one, I mean three) right out of the oven.
The second round of cookies I made were super easy!
At dinner last night, I told Tina about Funfetti cake mix cookies that you can make using a box of Funfetti cake mix and altering the amount of oil, eggs and water. Apparently she and her husband share my intense love for Funfetti cake!
Though I didn’t have any Funfetti cake mix on had (Blasphemy!), I opted to make cake mix cookies using a box of spice cake mix.
The beauty of cake mix cookies is that you can make them using any flavor of cake mix!
Before putting the cookies into the oven to bake, I topped them with a sprinkle of sugar to make them appear more “professional,” and therefore look like they’re much harder to make than they really are. The secrets of PBF…
The cookies turned out moist and very tasty.
You can bet your sweet behind I had a couple of these fresh from the oven, too.
Lunch, what lunch???
Odd little fact: Sadie loves spice cake cookies.
Yesterday Ryan and I drove 45 minutes to pick up a full-size mattress and box spring set from a guy advertising the combo on craigslist for our spare bedroom. Unfortunately we brought it home only to realize it was an extra-long full. Not fun.
Today we’re heading out to pick up an actual full-size mattress. We made sure to ask for the measurements this time.
After mattress and box spring fun, I’m cooking dinner to bring to a friend’s house tonight! Sunday night meatloaf, here I come!
Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 6 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/8 c. water
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 3/4 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. chopped cocoa roast almonds
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugars, butter, water, egg and extracts until creamy. Combine oats, flour and baking soda and add to the creamy sugar mixture. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips. Drop by small spoonfuls on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box cake mix
- 1/4 c. water
- 1/4 c. oil
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and drop by spoonful on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.