I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing you are probably a lot like me. Once this time of year rolls around we imagine ourselves in the kitchen each day, whipping up cakes, cookies, and all manner of holiday confections for our loved ones, neighbors, and friends. In my imagination, I’m always wearing a big old smile as my family looks on adoringly in appreciation of how I do all of these wonderful things to make this time of year even more memorable.
And then you realize how messy the kitchen is already and how quickly you can fill up a sink with dirty dishes, how very tired you are after working all day, shuttling the kids to activities, and juggling housework on top of it all. I’m lucky if I get a few evenings of recreational cooking in, but any dreams of weeks filled with baking nights go out the door as fast as those crazy times when I up and decide that I’m going to be a get organized
And that is where these cookies come in 🙂 No fuss, no muss, and you end up with big, beautiful, perfectly shaped chewy red velvet cookies studded with white chocolate – with just one dirty bowl, 5 minutes, and a couple of baking sheets.
And THAT makes my days more Merry!
Pay attention and don’t blink because these are made so fast you’re liable to miss it if ya do!
You’ll need: A box of Red Velvet Cake Mix*, 2 Eggs*, White Chocolate Chips, and Vegetable Oil.
*This recipe works with any cake mix. I especially like chocolate and red velvet.
*There are three eggs pictured but the recipe only calls for two. Maybe I did that as a test to see if you were paying attention. Remember that three legged chicken I cooked once? Yes, in my wisdom I am sure I did this as a test to see who was awake at the computer today. Either that or I just happened to grab three eggs and that is what ended up in the photograph. I have a lot going on in this old brain of mine. Things happen.
Place cake mix, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl.
Beat it like it was responsible for putting the alphabet in math.
Seriously, the alphabet has no place in math. Last night my son was working on math problems. One problem stated :
For a Future Teachers of America fund raiser, Denzell sold subs and pizzas. Pizzas were $5 and Subs were $3. He sold 11 more subs than pizzas and earned a total of $223. Write and solve a system of equations to represent this situation and tell how many pizzas and subs he sold.
The answer according to the book is : 3s+5p = 223 and s = p + 11
So our hopeful teacher sold 25 pizzas 36 subs
My answer would be that if Denzell plans on being a teacher someday, he should learn how to keep records – because there is more record keeping in teaching than ever before. Denzell, honey, just keep you a piece of paper and write a stinking tick mark by every pizza and every sub you sell and then you won’t have to spend forever and a day coming up with equations and all manner of complicated matters when you just count off your tick marks! This 3s and 5 p equals mess is what is what we call going around the block to get to the mailbox – or having to do things the hard way to cover the fact that you didn’t do it the right way to begin with. And just like that, now I know why algebra was invented…
I told my son that the alphabet being in math is further evidence that we live in a fallen world.
Scoop your dough out into slightly smaller than golfball sized balls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake these at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom edges.
Let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheets.
Look how pretty!
Enjoy your delicious cookies!
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs (I know three were pictured, but that third one was so photogenic I hated to leave it out)
- 1 cup white morsels (I used Toll House, they're very good)
- In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, and oil. Mix with an electric mixer until well blended. Stir in the white chocolate morsels.
- Spoon cookies a little smaller than golf ball size onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned on the edges. Allow to cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.
Life is short. Lick the bowl. 🙂Yum