Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cookies and Fabric

Last week when we were snowed in, I found a a recipe for cake cookies at Heaven Baked Sweets.  I couldn't resist trying them since the recipe was very easy.  All you need is a cake mix, 2 eggs and some oil.  It doesn't get much easier than that!  The first batch I made was with a lemon cake mix and were just beyond yummy!  Yesterday I tried them with a chocolate cake mix and I added peppermint extract....so so good!
Cake cookies

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp flavor extract (optional)
1 cup nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, etc (optional)
1 can frosting (optional)

Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and optionals (except frosting) in a large bowl;  mix well.  Spoon onto greased or lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Let cool and frost if desired.  Enjoy!

Not only did I bake cookies yesterday, I went to JoAnn's and got my fabric fix!  Between recovering from a tooth extraction and two snow storms back to back, I had the worse case of cabin fever and going to the fabric store was just the cure!!  I was like a kid in a candy shop!  Everything looked so tempting and I wanted a little bit of it all!  I finally settled on these gorgeous fabrics to make a dish towel dress, place mats, coasters , maybe napkins and maybe a fabric box to hold the coasters.  It's so exciting to have new fabric to work with....I just don't know what to make first!

When you've been cooped up inside for a longer than normal amount of time, what's the first thing you want to do? 


  1. Mmmm! Those cookies look absolutely scrumptious.

    I love the fabric. I used to do a lot of sewing and now do pretty much NONE -- except for sewing up the dog bed when the dog chews it up!

    When I've been cooped up for a while, I like to putz around in the yard. I'm not a big shopper, but I do like to roam "the grounds" (my crazy overgrown yard) to see what changed/grew/sprouted/etc while I was stuck inside.

  2. Now you know I am loving those fabrics ;-) Have fun!

  3. Just printed the recipe - lemon cookies sounds so good!! LOVE the red fabric!

  4. Mmmmm those cookies look so good,,,thanks for the recipe,,,and you know me and fabric,,,love the choices of fabric you got...cant wait to see what comes out of them...

  5. I'm making cookies today (and I don't even like to cook). I usually don't get cabin fever, I really like staying home - but when I do, I want to go out to eat. Then I'm ready to go home again.

  6. Love those fabrics !!! The Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix makes the MOST AWESOME cookies we loves them around these parts !!! Why do you always make me hungry ? LOL

  7. sigh... i could really go for a cake cookie right now... those look so tempting!!!! ;)

  8. Those cookies look delicious! I will have to try your recipe!


  9. Annette, your cookies are making my mouth water! YUM!


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