Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quick Cookies


Sometimes you need a quick dessert.

You don't have the time, interest, or necessarily the ingredients to make something from scratch.

And let's face it; sometimes the people you are cooking for can't tell the difference anyway -- so save your time and go with something easy!

The Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mix is a great mix to have on hand.  They're about 2.00, normally, but you can find them on sale for 1.00.

That's when to stock up on a few to have on-hand.

The purpose of the cookie mix is to simplify the way you improve it.

We'll take the mix and use as the base, and then add flavorings, mix-ins, and such and come up with a semi-homemade cookie!

Sandra Lee has made a whole cooking show about this! 

Who knew!

Quick Cookies

1 Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 TBSP flour
flavoring*
mix-in*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, and flavoring of choice in a bowl.  With a mixer, blend everything together.  If your mix seems a little dry, add just a smidge more of the flavoring or a smidge of milk.

Stir in desired mix-ins.

Scoop by tablespoonful and bake 8-11 minutes.  DO NOT OVER BAKE!

Allow to cool 3 minutes on baking pan before transferring to cooling rack.

Enjoy!

*Combination suggestions (or anything else that floats your boat!):
  • 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp. fiori di sicilia, 1/3 cup dried craisins, 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup m&m's
  • 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla-nut, 1/3 cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract, 1/3 cup toasted, slivered, and chopped almonds
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract, 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped

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