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strawberry drop cookies plated

The other day I needed to whip up a batch of cookies and wanted something a little different.

Cake mix cookies are so easy to make and are always so moist, I opted to go with them then added a little strawberry jam for a twist.

It was a very tasty twist, at that.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Mix cake mix, eggs, butter and vanilla extract together until a ball of dough forms.

Mix cake mix, eggs, butter and vanilla extract together until a ball of dough forms.

Drop dough on a cookie sheet, spacing them far enough apart they don't run into each other as they bake. (I lined my pan with parchment because I'm lazy and didn't want to scrape baked on jam off the pan.)

Drop dough on a cookie sheet, spacing them far enough apart they don’t run into each other as they bake. (I lined my pan with parchment because I’m lazy and didn’t want to scrape baked on jam off the pan.)

Create an indent in each drop with your thumb and fill with jam.

Create an indent in each drop with your thumb and fill with jam.

Top with another drop of dough and bake until dough is just set.

Top with another drop of dough and bake until dough is just set.

Immediately dust with sugar then remove from pan and let cool.

Immediately dust with sugar then remove from pan and let cool.

This is what happens when you crowd them in the pan. Give them room to be free!

This is what happens when you crowd them in the pan. Give them room to be free!

Strawberry Drops

1 box vanilla cake mix

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup strawberry jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix, eggs, butter and extract until it forms a nice ball of dough.

Drop dough by spoonfuls on a baking sheet. Use your thumb to make a little indentation in the middle of each drop, then spoon in a bit of jam (about 1/2 tsp.) Top with another drop of dough.

Bake for about eight minutes, until dough is set but not brown.

Remove from oven and immediately dust with powdered sugar. Place cookies on rack to cool then indulge and enjoy!

She Who Will Make These Again

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When I was a kid, I thought one of the best cookies ever was one my mom would often have waiting when I trudged off the school bus.

Back before I was banned from chocolate, these delicious goodies would be piled on a plate ready for me to inhale with a glass of cold milk.

I had no idea then that my mom whipped these together as I was no doubt stepping off the bus. I was sure she had labored hours making them just for me.

During the abyss of my childhood when no chocolate was allowed, Mom would make them with other fillings like plain ol’ vanilla. But nothing quite beat the sweet, buttery goodness of the chocolate filling.

I’m going to share the secret recipe for these cookies with you because you could whip them up for your kids in a matter of seconds or you can set out the ingredients and let them make their own. Even better, right?

So there you have it… the ingredients and recipe and…

Really. That is it.

You take two graham crackers, generously spread with frosting, sandwich together and enjoy! Now if you wanted to get all fancy pants on me, you could make your graham crackers from scratch then make your butter cream frosting from scratch. But that would take a few hours out of your life you could spend eating bon bons or sitting with your feet up reading a good book. My mother, of course, made the frosting from scratch.  But I’m more of a pop the top on a can of frosting and go from there kind of gal.

Take a few seconds out of your busy day, make one and be glad you indulged! Or have the kids make one for you!

She Who Loves These Easy Treats

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