First Batch of Cookies: Santa's Favorite Cookies
This calls for a red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips. Very Christmasy and delicious. They came out nice and soft and stayed that way even the next day.
Tip: Reserve about a tablespoon of cake mix (dry) and don't add the chocolate chips in with everything else. As Ina Garten (Food Network Chef) has taught me toss the chocolate chips with the reserved cake mix and then add it to the dough mix. This keeps the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom when baking and keeps them from "falling out" of the spoonfuls when you place them on your cookie sheet.
Second Batch of Cookies: 1-2-3 Cookies
This recipe is made with a lemon cake mix and whip topping then rolled in powdered sugar. These cookies taste like lemon bars. Not too lemony and not too sugary. Really you could do this with spice cake mix too. Which I think Cris from goodenessgracious.com did. We had the same out come with these staying soft as well.
|My plate of powdered sugar|
Third Batch of Cookies: Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies
I have never used a packaged sugar cookie mix. I have always made them by scratch but I didn't have time or the patience so I went the easy route. Instead of using cookie cutters I rolled them in colored sugar sprinkles to be festive. This choice was made after my stars came out not how I wanted.
All of these recipes came out great and I would make them again. I think I might try some New Years ones and I will post them for you. If you are in a pinch don't hesitate to make it easier on yourself. So, from my happy baking kitchen to yours have a good day!