By now you have figured out that I love to cook, especially for my friends. If something I make for a friend makes them smile then that makes me feel absolutely wonderful! So I was recently baking cookies for some friends. Sheet after sheet of raw cookie dough made their way into the oven and exited 12 minutes later as delicious-looking, yummy-smelling strawberry-chocolate-chip cookies. So good! These cookies are a favourite of Nathan’s. As a matter of fact he is the reason why they are always strawberry-chocolate-chip and no other flavor.
As the warm, gooeyness exited the oven and made their way to parchment paper to cool Nathan was right behind me like a little leechy shadow. He wanted a cookie soooooo bad. I told him that I was baking them for some friends, but the smell was driving him insane. You would have thought that I was baking Happy Meals in my oven. Sheesh! He was doing everything he could to try to get a cookie. He gave me the sweet “I-Love-You” eyes, he gave me hugs, he offered to do dishes . . . and then he brought out the Ukulele.
What can I say about Nathan and his Ukulele? He wants to be able to play like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix. He even rocks the Pete-Townshend-windmill when he plays his Ukulele. It’s pretty epic! He hasn’t quite figured out how to play yet, but he has fun with it and he is ready and willing to give a concert at the drop of a hat. Which is what he did while I was baking cookies. He knows that one of the ways to his mommy’s heart is through music, so he regaled me with a performance in the hopes of earning a freshly baked cookie. It worked. He got two cookies. I may have to change the name of the recipe to “Ukulele Cookies.”
STRAWBERRY-CHOCOLATE-CHIP CAKE COOKIES
Mix together cake mix, brown sugar, eggs, oil and water until a sticky dough forms. It will a little bit gooier than cookie dough, but thicker than cake mix.
My tips for this recipe:
Feel free to try any flavor of cake mix with these cookies. I keep wanting to make them with red velvet cake mix or chocolate cake mix. Try substituting white chocolate chips or add crush walnuts . . . YUM ! This is a great recipe because it paves the way to creativity.
I hope your friends and family enjoy this recipe as much as mine do. If you have any recipes or kitchen tips feel free to share them. I love swapping recipes with friends. You can send them to me via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heather.mcribbits, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and, with your permission, sharing your favorite recipes with Froggyland.
Until next time have a hoppy day!!!!