what's in my cookie jar?

After a rough week (sick kiddos, lack of sleep, impeding pile of laundry) you want to make something sweet, but you just need to take the easy way out. You know what I mean? So here is one of my favorite baking shortcuts. Here are my White chocolate cherry cookies, sure to impress. No one will ever know, I promise!

  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix (the secret)

Here is where the magic happens...
  • 1/4 nuts, i like chopped macadamias
  • 1/4 cup white choc. chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Mix package contents, room temp. butter, and one egg until combined.

Next fold in all your mix-ins.

Use a cookie scoop or for BIG cookies use a ice cream scooper, this way all the cookies turn out the same size (I'm a little OCD that way).

Bake for 12-16 minutes depending on how big you have made them. And you have a delicious little secret that took you all of about 10 minutes to make!! Play around with your mix-ins to get the kind of cookie you love, it's ok!!

Other fave mix ins:

  • 1/4 chopped apricots and slivered almonds, and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Use the peanut butter cookie mix and add 1/2 cup mini Pb cups or chopped Pb cups.
  • Use the chocolate cookie mix and add in chopped Andies mints, 1 teaspoon mint extract.
What is one of your favorite shortcut recipes? Do tell!!



Jackie said...

yumm-o! I could use one of those right now. Hope you all are feeling better!

I'm Danielle said...

Thanks Jackie! We are finally feeling better today. It has been a rough one...the cookies, seriously good :) make them!

Ivy said...

Looks great Auntie! We will be sure to try them soon.

Torrie said...

Yes, to answer your question. Totally know what you mean... and always love a good shortcut.

Giada's 'doctored up cake-mix' recipes are my favorite shortcut desserts.

This- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/mascarpone-mini-cupcakes-with-strawberry-glaze-recipe/index.html

and this- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chocolate-orange-cupcakes-with-limoncello-frosting-recipe/index.html

I'm Danielle said...

Thanks for answering Torrie :). OMG yes, the straberry glazed cupcakes I made for halloween one year...so good. I forgot about those! I will have to try the others.

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