Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bakin' Cookies...

I found this recipe in one of my old laptops, I know it came off the 'net, but I have no idea whose site it was from. That PowerBook that I pulled out from under my bed was the first Mac I ever owned -- I'm talkin' way-way-back, way back when "2400" was a decent modem, before CDR's, and before USB...

I made these last night just as "something different" for Father's Day, and now I'm thinkin' I might need to hide 'em so I don't eat 'em all before we make it to Dad's house this afternoon.

"Earthquakes"

1 18.25oz box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup of Butter-Flavored Shortening
1 Tbsp of Water
2 Eggs

Powdered Sugar

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Combine water, shortening, and eggs and beat until mixed smooth; then add cake mix powder and mix into dough. (It'll seem like there's not enough liquid, but keep mixing, it makes a pretty stiff dough). Form dough into balls (I used my 1Tbsp measuring spoon to scoop for consistent size, it makes a decent-sized cookie), then roll 'em in powdered sugar 'til they're coated.

Place the dough-balls two inches apart and bake on a greased cookie sheet (I used the Butter-Flavored Crisco for that) -- 375 for ten minutes.

Cool 'em on the cookie sheet for about five minutes, then use a spatula to move 'em to foil or a cooling rack.

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The recipe text that I have says this makes four dozen, but I came up with three cookies short of three dozen, so maybe I should have scooped with a smaller spoon... They're good though, a lot better than the two batches of cookies I burned for Christmas. ;)

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