Friday, October 30, 2009

"Not So Rebellious" Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

So, I'm visiting my very dear and very lovely friend Leslie in Brooklyn this weekend.  After a fun-filled day of city walking and costume hunting... Leslie, Lauren, and Jose undertook the feat of a lifetime: making cookies from a bag.  Okay, agreed it's not so rebellious.  But baking is baking, and I have to say we produced some tasty treats for us and her roommate to enjoy.

Leslie had a bag of Betty Crocker Cookie Mix which purports to produce homemade cookies in 20 Minutes!

I think it may have taken us a bit longer than that.... but that is probably because we played doctor with a mallet half way through the cookie making process.

There are three simple steps to yummy cookies:

Step one: heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Stir softened* butter (1 stick = 1/2 cup) and 1 egg in a medium bowl.  Stir in cookie mix gradually.  

*to soften cold butter, microwave unwrapped stick on High 10 seconds.   

Step two: drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Step three: bake about 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely on paper towels (it absorbs some of the excess grease).  Place on a plate and serve :)

See also Rebellious Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Sunday, October 4, 2009



         (the ingredients)
Remember kindergarten? Well if not, this dessert will hopefully refresh your memory. Thanks to Leslie for the request and sugary sweet walk down memory lane.

Step one: make the dirt.

Chop 10 oreo cookies and about 4 graham crackers very finely. Keep in separate bowls.

Step two:  mix the mud.

Mix 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 package (4 oz.) cream cheese, 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar together in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the 1 package instant devils food and 2 and 1/2 cups of ICE COLD milk. Then combine these two mixes together and blend until smooth.

Step three: layer the goods.

Get 4 glasses (so you can see the layers) and carefully layer the pudding, graham crackers, and oreos together.  Hide some worms in there too.

Step four: chill it.

Put in the fridge for a bit until cold. Like... 1 hour or so.

Step five: top with whipped cream and gummy bears.

and SERVE.