Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cake Mix Cookies

Oh my!  I do not usually like nuts in anything, but these cookies are wonderful!
My mother-in-law gave me one the other day and I was so surprised that even with nuts, I liked it.  =)
  • 1 box plain white cake mix
  • 2/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (she used pecans)
Mix with spoon.  Work into balls and bake on cookie sheet at 350º for 8-10 minutes. 
Makes 3-3½ dozen.
Oh my, so delicious!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pumpkin Bread (that tastes like cake)

Rebekah made this, and it was pretty easy.
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 1 c. cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. pumpkin, canned
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg, ground (she used pumpkin pie spice, which has nutmeg in it)
  • 3½ c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350º.
Mix all ingredients.  Pour into two greased 9x5x3 loaf pans, or into a Bundt cake pan.
Bake for 1 hour. 
Rebekah used a Bundt cake pan, and had a little too much batter, so she made 6 cupcakes.  You can see them waaaaayyy on the other side of the bar. =)

Glazed Icing:
Rebekah said she thinks she used about 2 cups of powdered sugar, and several Tbs. of milk.  She isn't quite sure, haha, so you might like to go by this recipe.
Mixed together with a whisk.  Mix in a little more milk or powdered sugar as needed until you get the right consistency.  You might want more or less glaze than what is posted here.