Cookies

I have seen some posts on using cake mixes to make cookies before. I have a surplus of Cinnamon chips from Christmas (because they are hard to find) and I’ve been trying to think of recipes I can make with them. I don’t NEED the sweet stuff, but sometimes it’s nice to have a cookie! 🙂

So, here is my Recipe for cookies made with a cake mix.

Spice Cake Cookies with Cinnamon Chips

1 box Spice Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 bag Cinnamon Chips

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Mix cake mix, eggs & oil together. Batter will be stiff.
3. Once mixed, add Cinnamon Chips.
4. Use small scoop or drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake 10-12 min or until golden brown

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I would imagine you could make any combination of these you want — Chocolate cake & chocolate chips, Chocolate cake & peanut butter chips, Red velvet cake & white choc chips, etc.

What kind of cookies will you make?

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Oreo Pancakes

I LOVE IT when I’m looking for a new recipe and find one I want to try on Pinterest! Well, today I actually modified 2 different recipes I found and then made it my own! Oh, here comes a Pinterest pin for me!!!! I hope you enjoy.

We have ice in our city today, so being “iced-in” the house I decided I needed to do something productive.

Freezer cooking is useful for me since I work full-time during the week, have a side business of photography and have a very active family. I am not one to make 30 meals in a day, but I do use my time to make double batches or just prepare something I can freeze while something else is cooking. I find that using my stove and oven while it’s warm certainly helps on my energy bills and I always have something in the freezer I can just pull out. Here’s what I made just in a few hours today: Pancake mix, Pancakes, Brownies, Seasoned Fries, chopped potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn muffins, pizza dough & chili. (In addition to supper.)

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And this is what my freezer looks like after I pulled something from it for supper and added my cooking from today. 🙂  You CAN do this! This is just a few extra minutes to build up your supply. And, as you can see I have a stash of Banquet chicken for the kids! 🙂

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My recipe tonight was pancakes. I wanted to find a homemade pancake mix that I could use to make a healthier pancake. I can’t vouch for how healthy these came out, but they were certainly delicious!

Here is the link to the recipe I found on Pinterest. I had actually found 2 and combined certain aspects before adding my own twist, but I can’t find that link. I will try to link it when I find it.

Pancake Mix

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups Bisquick (only because I didn’t have regular flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/8 Cup baking powder
  • 3/4 Confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
  • 3/4 cup butter cut in

Mix until mixture is a little crumbly. Store in airtight container or freezer bag. Store at room temperature.

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Directions to make:

Use 2 1/2 cups mix

1 cup milk

1 egg

Mix in bowl until blended. Pour onto hot griddle sprayed with cooking spray. Top with your favorite toppings.

Tonight, I used OREOS….Yes, Oreos! They were absolutely delicious!!!!

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I had some crumbled cookies left over from a recipe and I just sprinkled them on top of the pancake as it was cooking. I also made some with mini chocolate chips, flaxseed (there’s your healthy) and plain.

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If you are using the same topping, I would suggest mixing it in with the mix before you pour, but I wanted to make a variety and freeze them. The possibilities are almost endless on toppings….fruit, cookies, flavored baking chips (choc, butterscotch, peanut butter chips, etc.). Use your imagination!

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Now, if you like Oreos and pancakes or deep fried oreos, you will LOVE these!

What’s your favorite pancake addition?