Friday, December 8, 2017


 I have learned so many things blogging and from FaceBook..., I had no idea you could make COOKIES
with a boxed CAKE MIX.
Sha zam.... who knew ??

 This popped up on my FB page...

just add 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil...

mix together and drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet...

350 degrees for about 8 or 9 minutes


The only cake mix I had was an ANGEL FOOD
and I had 5 boxes of BROWNIE mix....
I used one box of the brownie mix
plus extra Vanilla
and plenty of chopped pecans. 

Not that it was all that much faster than mixing the brownies as the directions say...
I was hungry for something sweet and cookies baked faster than
a whole pan of brownies...
besides I just wanted to give it a try.

 They were delicious....
and REALLY good with a Christmas mug full of coffee.
One of my favorite hot drinks is MAXWELL HOUSE coffee.

My very favorite is the ORANGE flavored but I also love CAFE FRANCAIS.

Paired together, I had a special 3:00 in the
 afternoon delight.

and my year old POINSETTIA
is really out-doing herself...
just look at all these beautiful RED LEAVES.....
and her timing is PERFECT...just in time for Christmas.


  1. I've never made cookies from cake mix or brownie mix either. Those cookies look wonderful.

    Your poinsettia is beautiful!

  2. YUM, as always ANYTHING you bake looks delish! Your poinsettia looks beautiful! Happy Holidays

  3. I have saw this on Pinterest too, I wondered if it was good and now thanks to you I know its good, looks wonderful!!! Lovely Poinsettia!!!

  4. YUM! I will be making some of these cookies! Beautiful Poinsettia! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  5. I definitely going to try those cookies - I think mine shall have the leftover reeese's pieces from the Thanksgiving cookies (: And I need a poinsettia, clearly!

  6. Those look pretty tasty and easy too! I have to say that while I love to bake cookies, sometimes you just want a quick fix without getting out every ingredient you ever had (and then realizing you don't have enough cocoa or chips). This works for me!

  7. I started making those cake box cookies a few years ago...but never thought to try it with a brownie mix! GREAT idea! Happy upcoming Christmas Holidays to you- Love ya!!!

  8. My Mom has used spice cake to make cookies and they are yummy, but I like the idea of chocolate!!! Merry Christmas bj!!

  9. I never knew they lasted that long.

  10. I've got to tuck that idea away for the future sugar cravings. Fun. That poinsettia is doing beautifully! Hope you have a merry weekend!

  11. Okay, I have a sugar craving right now and it’s cold so I think I’ll get some yummy baking smells going. Easy. I so like easy.

  12. Girl! You have started something now. I will have to make some brownie cookies! I think they will be perfect portions of sweetness! My favorite coffee is Folgers and then I add the same Maxwell House powder to it. I use the sugar free vanilla. I know I can just add water like directed but I use it as a coffee flavor. Soooo goood!

  13. Thanks for sharing this recipe I didn't know.

  14. The cookies look so great and yummy. Oh boy your poinsettia is gorgeous. What a beauty.

  15. The cookies look delicious and the poinsettia is just beautiful. I just put a pumpkin bread in the oven. We have snow here I measured over 4 inches. It is vey pretty and it is still snowing. Have a blessed day and enjoy your coffee and cookies. Madeline

  16. Well, look at you and you have snow!! We do not have snow and the skitters are now making snow so they can play. I had no clue you could make cookies from a cake mix. Your cookies look so yummy. I do think I should drop by and help you eat them.


  17. Hi Beeej! I am back in blogland and posting. Hop over and see me! Those cookies look yummy!!! xoxo

  18. Yum, they look good. Love your Ho Ho Ho mug. I can't believe the poinsettia either.


  19. Nothing like a good cookie (or two or three!!) with a cup of coffee. And looking at a lovely poinsettia plant.

  20. Your brownie cookies look yummy- I may have to add that to my Christmas eve party list. Have a great weekend!

  21. I will have to try the “cake mix - cookie Sha Zam” trick . . .
    Learn something new every day!

  22. Trying to remember if I'd heard of the cake mix cookies! They look so good; actually I wish I'd been here yesterday as I made brownies. :)

    Your blog is so pretty!

  23. Oh and I tagged you in my “santa mug” post. Hugsss!!

  24. Those cookies look scrumptious! You must have a really green thumb, I can't get a poinsettia to live past a few weeks!

  25. Super fun. I love the sharing of ideas for great bakes.

  26. Oh those cookies look delicious! I am going to try them with your recipe. we make red Velvet cookies every Christmas, I got the recipe from a lady on Periscope who went on to win that cake baking show I forget them name of just now. I will try to post the recipe when we make them : ) Don't ya just love learning new tricks, I always add an extra egg in my brownies thanks to my friend Billie Jo from afternoon coffee and evening tea blog. I'm going to put my pecans on table so I wont forget to try these. Thanks so much for sharing BJ

  27. P.S. I cant believe how pretty and huge your plant is! I envy you. I have always wanted to keep my poinsettias. You must have a very green thumb. its beautiful!

  28. I had no idea you could make cookies from a cake mix. Very neat!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


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xo bj