Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's in the Bag.

I realized yesterday that I had nothing to share today, my deadline that I gave myself when I started this blog. And while I absolutely love the cookies from last week, I came up with a last minute, easy peasy treat for this post. Lately I have been looking at a lot (and I do mean a lot) of Pinterest. If you don't know what that is, a friend on Facebook described it the best...she said "It's like when you were getting married and you cut all the stuff you liked out of bridal magazines and stored them in folders or a scrapbook or whatever. But digital. And you get to share it." So with all the looking I have done, I saw a big cookie crammed full of others treats and decided to make my own. And the best part about these cookies is I didn't have to go shopping for any added ingredients. A couple of weeks ago when I was food shopping, I noticed that Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle cookie mix was on sale for 99 cents, so I bought it not really knowing what I would do with it. Grabbing that mix along with some dark chocolate chips (which are now a staple in the pantry), a mix of dried fruits that I had high hopes of my kids eating (they had other thoughts) and some roasted soy nuts (another failed hope for the kids' diet). I followed the recipe on the bag, but did add about another 1/2 tablespoon of water. And instead of rolling the cookies in the supplied cinnamon sugar mix, I added a little bit of it to the batter and saved the rest for another day.. I used an ice cream scoop to portion out the cookies...I wanted really big cookies this time around (I usually make bite size). After baking for 20 -25 minutes at 350, I had my post for today.
Have fun, mix things up and enjoy!


  1. Did the kids eat the fruit and soy nuts in the cookies? : )

  2. Yes they did (and so did my husband) :)