I love going on Pinterest, you find so many great things that other people have already tried out. I’ve found some nice new additions to my repertoire, and today’s recipe is one I tried out this summer and have done many times since.
In July my school book club had it’s summer meeting which is one that is at someone’s house and everyone brings something to munch on. This year I wanted to bring dessert and I was looking for something new.
Lazy Cake Cookies from the I’m a Lazy Mom blog was it. When I saw the limited amount of time and ingredients needed, I was sold. It was summer after all, and who wants to spend all day baking? Not me.
The other thing about summer is that it’s both of my sister-in-laws’ birthdays, all in the month of August, with mine. My West Coast sister-in-law is at the beginning of the month, I’m in the middle and my East Coast sister-in-law is at the end of the month. So I decided that if this recipe was good (and it was), I’d make these cookies for their birthdays.
I’ve since made them for a play date in September and for when we went to my cousin Val’s for dinner this summer. They’re great for any occasion and everyone always likes them.
The neat thing is you use a cake mix as your base, and I’ve done white, chocolate and yellow. Chocolate was my favorite (surprise!) with white as my next favorite and yellow as my last favorite. Another neat thing about this recipe is that because it’s a bar cookie, you can use a cookie cutter to cut them into cute shapes. I did hearts for both my sister-in-laws because we love them, and I actually kept all the “scraps” and put them into a ziploc bag for my family to munch on after we shipped off the cookies.
Next time you need a fast recipe, a recipe to make and take, or just a recipe for your own family, give this one a try. You’ll be hooked on how fast it is, and you’ll make them again and again. I know I have!
LAZY CAKE COOKIES
1 box yellow, white or chocolate cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
5 Tablespoons melted butter
2 cups mini chocolate chips or m&ms. (I don’t do mini.)
Mix the first three ingredients. Batter will be dry.
Add in your filler (chocolate chips, m&ms, etc.)
Spread in a 9×13 greased baking dish. (I find that spreading with a pizza roller works great!)
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.