Once upon a time I remembered a box of brownie mix that was sitting on my pantry shelf. As I was sitting at the table eating dinner with my beautiful family, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. And then I blurted out, I LOVE YOU GUYS! I’m going to make you some BROWNIES after dinner! Then I went to get the box of brownie mix. Only it wasn’t a box of brownie mix, it was a box of yellow cake mix. Then I had to come back in the kitchen and break the news to the family that I made a mistake and thought it was brownies but it was indeed cake. Then I had to watch their eyes pool with tears and watch as they dramatically ran from the kitchen yelling you’ve NEVER LOVED US!
That didn’t really happen. Well, the promising brownies and then realizing I didn’t HAVE brownies did, but not the never loving us part. The next evening I picked up the box and was looking it over hoping for a recipe that said something like “I am a box of cake mix and you may think you can’t do anything with me because you have no icing, which is really lame, I mean, how did you end up with a box of cake mix with no ICING!! but I’m here to make all your dreams come true and show you a way you can use me even though you really don’t deserve my help because you are an irresponsible cake box buyer.”
And lo and behold I found it. Maybe not those exact words, but still. Snickerdoodles! Right on the side of the Duncan Hines cake mix box.
And when David and the kids came back inside after splitting and stacking wood, I had a big tray of these cookies, hot and fresh, right out of the oven. I am so amazing, I scare myself. But seriously guys, these were really easy and so tasty.
1) Mix 1 pack of yellow cake mix, 2 large eggs, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil until well blended.
2) Roll in 1 inch balls
3) Then roll the balls in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (3 tbsp sugar/ 1 tsp cinnamon)
4) Place on a greased cookie sheet, then flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass
5) Bake 375 for 8 to 9 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.
Mashing the dough was surprisingly gratifying.
Just thought I’d share.
If you make them, I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.