Huh? Confusing title, I know, but it turned out to be true for me the night before my daughter’s Valentine class party. You see, I totally slacked this year for Valentine’s Day. No home décor, no crafts, no cute and fun treats for my kids to give to their friends or teachers. Nada. So when I realized on Thursday night (February 12th) that I had not done a thing for my daughter to take to school I panicked at the disco, y’all. And when I say it was Thursday night I mean it was like 9:35 p.m. Slacker mom. Especially since I made it a point to watch Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal (no slacking there!). Side note: I get my kids ready for bed on Thursday evenings during commericals. #dontjudge #youdoittoo
So like I said, I was in a panic and quickly decided that I would make sugar cookies and put them in little sandwich baggies with curled red ribbon. Easy enough BUT it was already late and although that is a simple recipe I did not want to take the time to soften the butter and I changed my mind about bagging them all nice and pretty. It took a nano second to scratch that idea. I then remembered that I had a box of devil’s food cake mix and that I had a seen a recipe for cookies on the back of the box. Boom! Here is what I had less than an hour later.
And as the title of this post says, they were tasty and I was pleasantly surprised. ---> I may or may not be a cookie snob and prefer from-scratch recipes. J I followed the recipe as stated on the Duncan Hines website except for two details. It said to use ½ cup walnuts and ½ cup chocolate chips but since it was for Valentine party, I opted for mini red M&Ms. And of course I avoided the nuts just in case anyone in the class had a nut allergy.
The recipe was not on the box with the picture but it referred to their website. I didn't understand why they wouldn't just slap it on the back of the box but it turns our there are a few cookie recipes to use for this cake mix. Here is the one I used in case you too are having a slacker moment or whatever. J
What about cookies for my son, you ask? Um no. He's in middle school now and they don't do that. (Insert a middle schooler's voice and facial expression here).