August 23, 2014

Cookies for College Kids

Cookies for Kids...

I took a mini-break from the blog last week while I prepared for the beginning of the semester. There is so much prep work for teachers, no matter the level of instruction. 

During the week I managed to work in making a few dozen cookies for our church's cookie ministry....for newly arrived students on campus. In fact the community comes together as a whole to welcome another batch of students each year. The campus health & workout center hosts a "wares fair" each fall. Businesses and groups are invited to set up tables where they may display their wares to help familiarize students with products and services available to them in our small town. My church participates by setting up a table with home made cookies.Yes! Homemade cookies. When I delivered my cookies I saw several that I wanted to sample myself....but did not. :-)

I thought I would share a super simple cookie recipe with you. This is a great one when you do not have the time or all of the ingredients to make cookies from scratch. With this simple recipe you can add various items to customize it. You can use any cake mix flavor, and nuts, choc chips, coconut, etc. according to the flavor of cake mix. 

I used a French vanilla cake mix and then I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top after I pulled them out of the oven. It gave me a snickerdoodle type of cookie. Hubby said they were good!

I did not take pics while mixing and making...but have pics of the finished products.

Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
  • One 18.25 ounce cake mix.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. 
Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl.
Make little balls with the dough and set on an ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 4-10 minutes. Watch closely. 

  1. I use a small melon ball scoop to help my cookies to have a uniform size. 
  2. I used a hand mixer to fully mix my ingredients
  3. I have made double chocolate cookies by using a chocolate cake mix and mini chocolate chips. Use your imagination!

Let me know of your variations of this recipe. 

For those of you with children and grandchildren who are either in the first week or so of school, or who are starting very soon...have a great year! 

I collect tea towels. For some reason, they really speak to me, and they are practical! I love beautiful French linen towels, but I also purchase inexpensive tea towels if the color and design speak to me.  I keep them away from my every day kitchen towels to help them stay pretty longer. They make great basket liners when transporting food items. 

The next picture has my last of summer orange flowers in the pottery vase that I picked up this summer.  I have black granite countertops with  full granite back splash which makes a great place to take photographs because everything really pops against the black. Sometimes you can see reflections of me...but I try to crop those. The basket just came from storage. I have had it for several years...but is is nice to be reunited once again. 

If you have any young cooks around your house...this cookie recipe is one that they can do without much assistance, except for the hot oven part. And, you may need to set up the mixer for them. 

Let me know how you or the kiddos around your house like these. 

Have a great Day!

Thanks for visiting.
My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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