Thursday, July 28, 2011
Strawberry and Raspberry Lemonade Cake Mix Cookies
Our short berry season is coming to an end in Montana (or at least in my yard). Yesterday, between the two, we only managed to find a dozen or so ripe berries.
Rather than try to divide the measly harvest among the children, I decided to mix up some tiny, cake mix cookies, using the common cake mix cookie recipe of one cake mix, minus three teaspoons of mix (I used lemon), 1/3 cup of oil, and 2 eggs.
I rolled about a dozen (14 if you want to get specific) tiny balls of dough, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter, and baked them on a greased cookie sheet for 7 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit...
...then pulled them out of the oven, and topped them immediately with one berry each.
They tasted great, and once on a plate, they practically shouted summer tea party.
My only tip would be not to use large juicy berries, as they might mush through the centers of the soft cookies, but small strawberries, and raspberries are perfect.
Of course, 14 tiny cookies hardly put a dent in an entire batch of cake mix cookie dough.
Luckily, I also had a few chocolate chips, that needed to be used up. So, I reduced the oven temperature to 300 degrees, and...
It's great to be a homeschooler.