Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Spirit Cookies

These are what we call "Christmas Spirit Cookies" because of the colors...they seem to just say "Merry Christmas"!  

I found that using cake mixes make the cookies so much softer!  I am not a fan of crisp, crunchy cookies.   When I discovered, by accident, how using the cake mixes changed that....we did almost ALL our cookies this way...and with great results. 

What you will need:

white cake mix
1/3 cup of oil
can of oil spray (not shown)
2 eggs
Christmas sprinkles
M&M mini baking bits
parchment paper (a baker's best friend)
cookie sheets
a glass, or measuring cup or something that has a flat bottom (not shown in the picture above, but we used our 1/3 measuring cup, you will see that in another picture below.)

Step #1: Heat oven to 350 degrees F

Step #2: Line your cookie sheets with the parchment paper and set aside

Step #3: In a large bowl put in- white cake mix, eggs, and oil.  Now using electric beaters, mix together.  It will get a bit difficult, just try to get all of it off the beaters. 

Step #4: Add in some sprinkles and mix together again with the electric beaters.  

Step #5: Spray your hands with the oil spray and start to roll the dough into balls and put on the parchment paper.

Step #6: Using your glass/measuring cup,etc. press the balls down to about 1/2 thick, or so.  

Step #7: Put your M&M minis on top and gently push in. 

Step #8: Bake for 4 minutes and then turn the cookie sheet around.  Bake another 3 minutes.  They will be done with you touch them and they feel almost like a sponge.  Another sign will be a little brown at the edges. 

Step #9:  Cool and enjoy! 

** If you don't have sprinkles you can always use a Holiday Funfetti Cake mix...the sprinkles are already in it!!