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Real Simple’s Cookie Recipe

I saw this online today, and it seems to be getting all kinds of attention. Seems like a good idea, and if I weren’t sitting with my leg propped up, I’d try it right now. So here it is. Please comment with results!

Ingredients
Any flavor boxed cake mix, i.e. Red Velvet, Spice Cake, Vanilla, Devils Food, Strawberry…
3 eggs
1/2 – 3/4 can sweetened condensed milk

Steps
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

2. Dump dry cake mix into bowl. Add three eggs; begin to mix with fork.

3. Add 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk; continue to mix.

Note: The mix should have a cookie dough consistency so if it is too dry, add a tablespoon (or more) only of the Sweentend Condensed milk at a time. You don’t want to add too much. If you do happen to add too much, dont fret, just throw some flour in it.

The dough will have some residual powder cake mix, which is fine.

4. Take a tablespoonful at a time and roll into balls about the size of a golf ball (or however large or small you want your cookies). Roll the balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet (preferrably stone) and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until they are the texture you want them (crunchy or chewy).

EXTRAS: More ways to try the cookies:

Take vanilla cake mix and add a softened block of cream cheese with the three eggs and less milk. Wonderful frosted with cream cheese frosting and topped with crushed peppermint!

If you want you could add any candy at all: M&M’s, Hershey Kisses, Andes Mints, Chocolate Chips

We have also made ice cream sandwich cookies with them.

Have fun–this recipe is so versatile you will make more cookies than ever!

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Mint Squares

I found these bars on a bloggy friend’s website. Kim over at My Journey, posted this recipe during the Christmas season. They are very minty (is that even a word?) and chocolaty and made a big splash over the holidays. I took them to my in-laws as well as down south when we visited family and had several requests for the recipe. Because I didn’t want to lose the recipe, I decided to post it now even though it is not the holidays. If you love mint and chocolate together, you will love these. The only thing was that green food coloring made them look a tad bit unnatural, so it is up to you if you want to use it. (Sorry my camera is broken so I found a picture of a mint plant on-line) ; )

Mint Squares

(For the Cookie)
4 eggs
2 C sugar
1 C cocoa powder
1 C flour
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 sticks butter, melted

(For the Frosting)
2 3/4 C confectioner’s sugar
1 stick melted butter
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
3-5 drops green food coloring (optional)
milk (adjust as needed)

(For Glaze)
2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 TBSP butter

(For Cookie Base)
Beat eggs & sugar until thick. Add remaining ingredients in order. Spread in greased (11 x 17) jelly roll pan. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes. (***In my oven the cookie baked much faster.)

(For the Frosting)
Mix all ingredients. Frost cookie (which does not need to be completely cool).

(For Glaze)
Melt chocolate and butter together. Pour on frosted cookie. Cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes before cutting.

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