April Cookie of the Month: Cake Mix Cookies

I said back in December, when I unpacked my cookie jar collection, that I would do a cookie of the month. Well, here goes the first recipe four months late:

Cake Mix Cookies

1 yellow cake mix ($1 aisle

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (all I had on hand was flavored)

1/4 cup corn oil

8 Hershey’s Miniatures broken up into small pieces

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 350°. Spray muffin top pans with vegetable spray and set aside.

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In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients. Form dough into balls (about 1 inch or so) and place one in each muffin space.

 

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With a fork, make a crisscross pattern

Place in your preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Cool cookies in the pan for a couple of minutes, so they set up. These cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Cool completely on wire wracks and then place in your favorite cookie jar. This recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen.

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I filled the jar that my oldest granddaughter Parker will get when she grows up and gets her first kitchen. The big strawberry came from Jeanie’s Antiques that was once in Osyka, Mississippi.

Parker is having a baby sister in June. I have been sewing every spare minute I can scrape together. Wednesday evening my 32 year old Dial and Sew sewing machine bit the dust. A trip to the store with the W on it, netted me a new Singer. Wow! is all I can say. Such a difference. I love the new machine and won’t miss the old one.

 

The see through bobbin cover is great; no more sewing nothing, when you’ve run out of bobbin thread,  but didn’t know it. It also has many decorative and monograming stitches to play with. The price was around $200. I am very pleased with it.

Grandmotherly blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.

 

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Cake Mix Jam Bars

I haven’t written out a recipe lately, so here goes…

A boxed cake mix, your choice of yellow or white

2  cups quick oats

3/4 cup of melted butter

1 cup of your favorite jam

1 tablespoon of water

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375°. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, oats and butter. Press half of the cookie dough into a shallow baking dish that has been spritzed with vegetable spray.

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Next in a small bowl, mix jam and water together, then spread over the pressed cookie dough. Sprinkle the remaining cookie mixture over the jam.

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Bake till the top crust is slightly brown. Cool before cutting into squares.

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Cool then cut
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Still frozen whipped topping takes the place of ice cream, because we didn’t have any ice cream.