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.

6 comments:

Christy said...

Nice cookies! The last one is funny!

Ticia said...

Love the smiley face cookie...... I might try that Jeff would love some cookies like that.

Raising a Happy Child said...

These cookies look so inviting, but the smiley face is absolutely perfect.

Sara said...

Ok, can't seem to find your email address without turning auto email on on my computer...whatever. Saw this link and thought of your family's ability to make things out of paper and whatnot...looked interesting.

http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/july-26-slide-together-geometric-models/

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Sara - Thanks, I'll check that out!

Amanda said...

oh my goodness that looks amazing!