Cookies With Class

What a weekend. Am baking 400 cookies for a church event next weekend so needed a recipe that was quick and easy. After going on-line to see what I could find, I came across the old fashioned Jello Cookie and the Cake Mix Cookie. Years ago, I had had a cake mix cookie which I didn’t think tasted very good, too salty. I decided that if I substituted unsalted butter for the oil or margarine that the recipe called for, it would help not be as salty, so that’s what I did. These cookies are great, easy and so quick to make. They certainly hold their shape and would make a great cookie if you are mailing cookies to a college student, servicemen or having a group you have having to bake for. Be sure to use the unsalted butter as it makes all the difference in the world. The first recipe just uses cake mix and the second one uses cake mix along with jello. Both make a great sugar type cookie and is cheaper than buying bought rolled cookie dough and I think a lot better homemade taste. It also opens up a world of different flavors besides just peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies. See what you think and remember…baking is a great way to make a new memory

1 box cake mix (15 oz size) any flavor. (I used strawberry and orange and lemon)

1 stick of very soft unsalted butter

1 egg

MIx the 3 ingredients together until they are throughly mixed. Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon, place balls of batter onto cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. (If you don’t use parchment paper, just be sure to not grease cookie sheet.)
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 10-12 minutes. Bottoms will be a little golden around the edges but just till firm to the touch. Be sure you don’t over bake. These are really good made into a sandwich cookie by spreading about a teaspoon of you favorite frosting between two cookies, flat sides facing in.

Jello Cookies

1 (15 oz) white cake mix (actually any flavor, but if you are wanting to keep colors of jello you are using to stay true colors, use the white, otherwise the yellow or other flavors might change the color)

1 small (3 oz) package jello, regular, not sugar free

2/3 cup oil (what I did was use half melted unsalted butter and half oil) You could use all melted unsalted butter if desired.

1 egg

Mix all ingredients and bake in preheated  350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

A great combination is using chocolate cake mix with raspberry or cherry flavored jello.

I use a yellow cake mix with cherry lemonade jello. Those were really good and so pretty.

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