Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Semi~Homemade with WenDee Lee

I just can’t believe that I am actually gonna write about these cookies!! They are so easy that I don’t even feel as if they constitute as baking!! So—I am thinking of Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee this is giving me the confidence to make it thru this thing!!! Do ya know the show?? Well if not, you need to do some watching of the Food Network…otherwise know as FN!!!! Sandra is a master at taking everyday foods and kickin’ it up a notch or 2 or sometimes 3!! The 3 would be stretchin’ it just a bit but I can tell ya that it has happened.  Ok—semi part here is the Duncan Hines cake mix—yeah that’s it!!!! I am tellin’ ya that when you eat these cookies your loved ones will never—ever—ever know that a pre-packaged food item was used in the making of this culinary delight!!!
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Ok~~now for the low-down on these little chocolate ruby filled nugget drops. My sister decided to use a chocolate fudge Duncan Hines cake mix and cherry flavored chips!! She knows that I love anything with cherry in it so…she thought I just might have a hankerin’ for something chocolaty, sweet and cherry!!! Guess what folks—I sure did!!! As soon as I smelled these cookies my tongue was waggin’. 
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This is what they looked like before she put them in the over!! There is parchment paper under these puppies for easy removal and NO clean-up!! I am repeating that again—NO clean-up!!!!! That is AWESOME and FANTASTIC all rolled into one ball of parchment paper.
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Take a gander at that cookie~~the cherry chip melts a little but still remains in somewhat of a contained area.  Did that make sense~~I think not but I am not changing it.  The longer the post the better it looks!! Gotta think up things to embellish this thing!! This blog has gone public here folks!!!
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These cookies do look a little flat but it’s a double delight for the palate.  You get the crunch on the outside of the cookie with the chewy softness on the inside.  Very good cookie~~have I mentioned that I like these cookies and they are semi-homemade.   
Now—let me tell ya that you can use any flavor of boxed cake mix and if your not a Duncan Hines kinda’ gal you can use whatever makes ya happy.  Feel free to throw a few handfuls of nuts and any flavor of chips.  Or skip the chips for all I care but whatever you do make these sometime—today—now.  You will be pleasantly surprised. 
Oh---one more thing~~if your reading this post…do you think that maybe Sandra Lee should have me on her show.  It sounds pretty neat and catchy—Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee and WenDee Lee.  I think I am gonna contact FN about the possibility of a new show.
Cake Mix Cookies
1 package DH cake mix(or brand of your choice)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter(or margarine if your into the fake stuff)melted
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chips(choc., white, CHERRY, butterscotch, semi-sweet)
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
PREHEAT: oven to 350
PLACE cake mix, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl. STIR with spoon until thoroughly blended.  STIR in chips of your choice and nuts of your choice. DROP by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. BAKE at 350 for 12 mints. for chewy cookies and 14 mints. for crispy cookies. REMOVE to cooling racks.  COOL completely. STORE in airtight container. 
I copied this straight from the side of the cake box!!!!!

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