This year’s new recipes, both starting with cake mix. If you don’t want to drop them individually or put them in tose little muffin pans, just dump them in a jelly roll pan and cut them when you feel like it. I got six dozen teeny muffins from each. If you make them in jelly roll pans, they’ll be faster and will still make about six dozen.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
1 box spice cake mix
1 small can pumpkin
1 package Jello Pumpkin Spice instant pudding, not made up, just dry OR a package of vanilla pudding and enough cinnamon and ginger to smell good
3/4 cup of water or so
Mix. Dump in pan, or drop like cookies, or whatever. When they spring back when you toch them, they’re done. Frost with cream cheese icing when they’re cool.
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies (or bars or cupcakes or muffins or whatever you think they should be)
1 box yellow cake mix
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup water
Mix. Dump in pan/pans. Now take
One can cherry pie filling (I used lite) and poke a cherry into each cookie or tiny muffin, or a spoonful for each big cupcake, or just dot them all over the dough if you use a jelly roll pan.
Bake until they spring back when touched.
Oh, hey, this works too. I love Seven-Layer Bars, bnut the graham cracker and grease crust always falls apart on me, so try this…
Make one box or favorite recipe of fudge brownie and spread thinkly in jelly roll pan. Put in 350-degree oven foer a few minutes while you swear violently as you try to open:
one package semisweet chips
one package butterscotch chips
one 7-oz. package coconut (or half of a bigger one, or hey, the whole thing if you’re into coconut)
if you like nuts, 1 cup of whatever kind you like
one can condensed (NOT evaporated, but condensed, the really sweet sticky stuff) milk
When the brownies start to look as if they’re developing a bit of crust, but long before they’re done, whip them out of the oven. Scatter the chips, nuts and coconut more or less evenly over them. Drizzle the condensed milk over everything to glue it together. Stick it back in the oven until coconut begins to brown and brownies are no longer unduly gooey.