The EASIEST cookies you'll ever make
~If you're running out of time and want to bake something quick and easy, this cookie recipe would be the one you want to go for. Back in 2008, a few girls that lived across the hall from my apartment gave me this secret to cheat. cheat? when it comes to baking? who would've thought. well anyways, it is the most clever thing ever. You'd be surprise!

1 box of cake mix-any you prefer...i like devils can choose red velvet, confetti, or whatever you please!
2 eggs
1 stick of butter (1/2 softened, 1/2 melted)
1-1/2 c. chocolate morsels-again, whatever you can pick from mint, butterscotch, white, semi-sweet...whatever your pallet tells ya!

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and butter until smooth. (make sure the melted half is cooled, you don't want scrambled eggs in your cookies!!). Add the box of cake mix and mix well. Add chocolate morsels. roll 1-2 in. balls, 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes.

*Sometimes I go without the morsels and put a milk chocolate hershey kiss on top when it comes out of the oven. Then I put it back in the oven for 15 seconds if i wanted to eat them hot--the hershey kiss will melt as you bite into it! (devils food cake and peppermint hershey kisses, delish!)

Peanut Butter Hershey kisses cookies

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar + 1/2 c. to roll the dough in
1/4 c. flour
1 egg
1 c. peanut butter
18 hershey kisses-after cookie bakes

Combine all the ingredients together but leave the 1/2 c. of white sugar to roll the dough in. Once you make the cookie dough, roll them in 1 inch balls. Now roll and coat them in the white sugar. Put them on a cookie sheet at 2 inches apart. bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

When you take them out of the oven, place unwrapped hershey kisses on each cookie. Put it back in the oven for an additional 15 seconds. Let it cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute and remove and let cool on a cooling racking. If you can't wait, eat them right away! :)

Sugar cookies

2 sticks of butter (softened)
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tbs milk
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
Powdered sugar to roll out dough

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Mix until smooth and light in color. Add the egg and milk, mix well.

Dry ingredients: Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. add to the mix.

Take your dough and wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours (make sure you do this because it will make the dough easier to roll out). When you roll out your dough, use powdered sugar. Use whatever type of cookie cutter you desire. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

You can find frosting recipes under the frosting tab or use store bought ones.

Platt's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
~ This has got to be the Platt's most favorite cookie! Normally, i love my cookies puffed and thick...this is just the opposite, it is thin and gooey! We sometimes like to store whatever is left over in a freezer bag and throw them in the freezer. It's just as good when you microwave them or make ice cream sandwiches! That's Daniel's favorite. One evening I said "I don't think an ice cream sandwich a day is good for our diet", he replied "Good thing we're almost out of cookies!" lol...gotta love him!

1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/4 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup soften butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (i only use ghirardelli chocolate chips!)
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Mix until it is well incorporated and smooth. Add brown sugar, vanilla and eggs (add eggs one at a time), mix well. (wet ingredients)

Now for your dry ingredients. In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients. Mix well until all ingredients are mixed in. Add chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Take cookie dough a place them on the cookie sheet 2 in. apart. I used a small cookie scoop. Bake for 9-11 mins.

Oatmeal white chocolate chunk cookies
~Now these are one of my favs! My sister Sopha used to make this all the time for me and i HAD to get the recipe. For all you white chocolate lovers, this is it...

2/3 c. butter (softened)
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-6 oz package craisins
2/3 c. white chocolate chips (i like me some ghirardelli white chocolate chips!)

In a large mixing bowl for your wet ingredients, combine softened butter and brown sugar and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well.

For your dry ingredients, in a large bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add it into the wet ingredients and mix well. Mix in craisins and white chocolate chips. With a medium cookie scoop or 1 in balls, place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the sides begin to lightly brown. Now i like to do a little something extra. I melt a handful or candy melts (or you can use the white chocolate chips) and drizzle some of that white chocolate on those cookies! Make sure if you do this, wait until the cookies are slightly cooled.

1 comment:

cplatt said...

laughing out loud at your story about the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches - one a day diet :)