Bits of Sweetness: Easiest cookies ever!

Easiest cookies ever!

I am definitely craving all things sweet this pregnancy! (Maybe it means it's a girl since I craved salty, meat dishes with Andrew?!) Last night, I was craving some cookies. Actually, scratch that. I've been craving cookies for about two days. Badly! Problem: we ran out of flour and I forgot to put it on the shopping list!! (That is a problem when you're craving the cookies at 1 am!)  What's a girl to do?! I know you can make peanut butter cookies sans flour, but one of the girls I nanny has a severe peanut allergy and I try to not eat anything with peanuts on the days that I watch her. So.. back to the drawing board. Then I remembered a recipe my lovely mother-in-love passed on: cake mix cookies. Ohh was I excited! We had a cake mix left!! These cookies are so easy. And tasty. And have endless possibilities for what you could do with them! Oh this pregnant girl was excited! Craving satisfied!
Cake Mix Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F
1 cake mix
1 egg
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. water
Combine all ingredients. Blend well. (Don't add anything to the cake mix. Just add the dry mix to the other ingredients)
Form 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
Sprinkle with a little sugar to make prettier.
Other ideas: Frost the cookies, make cookie sandwiches using ice cream, or frosting, or make a marbled cookie by making two batches of dough with different cake mixes (chocolate and vanilla for example) and take two parts of dough to make one cookie.

Home made frosting recipe:
1/4 c. butter softened

1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla.
Combine all and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired. So good!

On another note, I am stoked because this book came in the mail today!!
I journaled some with Andrew, but not as much as I wish I had!! It will be fun to fill up with letters to this  new little one, and memories of the pregnancy!
Guest posting today at Interlacing of a Living Fractal Life on what hope means to me.
Happy Wednesday! 

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