Happy Monday Everyone!
Was your weekend crazy and busy?
It seems to be that way this time of year...
I spent Saturday battling the mall with my kids.
I love Christmas shopping, but I felt like I was going crazy by the end. I could hardly push the stroller through the crowds, and every store had a mile long line! Then my baby peed through his diaper, and I forgot the diaper bag in the car, that was parked about a mile away. Some lady commented on my screaming baby by saying:
"That child has been screaming for like 20 minutes! You would think someone would have tended to him by now."
I am giving up on the mall until next year.
Hopefully I can find a few last minute gifts elsewhere:)
Speaking of gifts, every year, I have a huge baking day and make treats for neighbors, co-workers, friends, etc. It's cheaper than trying to buy gifts, and homemade gifts are always my favorite anyway. So, I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes with you:
Cake Mix Cookies (They're soooooo easy!)
1 box of cake mix
1/2 cup oil
(Didn't I say it was easy!)
Then you just play around with the flavors.
This one, for example, is Chocolate Fudge cake mix, with Christmas Mint M&M's.
Here's some other combos that I love:
Vanilla Cake Mix + oil + eggs + Mini Reese's Pieces
Yellow Cake Mix + oil + eggs + butterscotch chips + heath bits
Spice Cake Mix + 1 can pumpkin + chocolate chips
Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix + oil + eggs = Oreos...then fill with cream cheese frosting. YUM!
Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + marshmallows + walnuts = Rocky Road Cookies
Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + peanut butter chips
Vanilla Cake Mix + oil + eggs + chocolate chips = chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + candy cane bits/Red & White Andes Mint Pieces
There are a million possibilities, and they are all SO EASY!
I usually wait until Betty Crocker Cake Mix is on sale for under $1 at the store, and then I buy a ton! If I have cake mix on hand, I can always come up with a quick and easy treat.
Try these out if you need a quick treat one night!
Or, if you already make these, let me know what your favorite combo is :)