Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Brownie Mix cookies

I know! Too good to be true? I went a little crazy on this one too..... I figured, if I could use Jello mix... what over mixes could I use? Well my next favorite thing... BROWNIES!!!!! SO enjoy!



Ingredients:

1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp. white vinegar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 - 1/4 cup brownie mix, dry (straight from the box)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla, salt, and vinegar. Beat in the eggs, then the baking soda and flour. Stir in the brownie mix and chips. Drop the dough by a small tablespoonful onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.

Tips: The dough will be a little dry and stiff, but not crumbly! add a little milk if needed!

Jello Pudding Mix Cookies

I Really love these cookies! So there is this wonderful Mom, who has baked well over 100,000 of these cookies over the years for her kids sports teams and family gatherings. I have been a fortunate partaker of these cookies. Well we went to State for Track and Field a few weeks ago, and I wanted to make her cookies, since her last kid graduated the previous year and I was in charge of the food. I thought Ms. Hanley's cookies would help our boys and girls relax... and have a tasty treat! These cookies are soft, and chewey... and oh so tasty! You will love them! Also experiment with different Jello flavors, like butterscotch, Oreo and Fudge!







Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Some Tips: Use a portion scoop for your cookies.... it does wonders!