One of my best buds is doing a 9-day cleanse. I kind of think she’s nuts for spending that amount of money on diet food you drink, but on the other hand, she’ll probably lose 5 pounds this week, and I won’t.
I considered messing with her by sending her a plate of cookies on day 3.
But I didn’t. Because who else can I have a conversation like this with?
Her: Remind me why I’m doing this 9-day cleanse?
Me: I’m so tired of not being on Food Gawker.
Her: Oh yeah, so I’ll quit gaining weight.
Me: Nevermind, they just accepted my pic.
I didn’t really need her to say anything, just to be there. And she was.
Cake mix cookies are all the rage these days, and with good reason. I’ve used them to make homemade Oreos, which are, in a word, AH-mazing. And, although I am partial to chocolate, I thought it best to try something non-chocolatey this time. I searched the pantry and found this spice cake mix, which I am obviously never going to actually make into a cake.
I am, however, going to use it as an excellent delivery system for butterscotch chips.
Here’s the process for turning one unused cake mix from taking up space on your shelf to taking up space in your stomach.
Grab a cake mix.
Add shortening and eggs.
Put some other stuff in, if you want.
Bake for 10-ish minutes.
Hide a few on top of the fridge for yourself, and put a few in sandwich baggies for your kids’ lunches, then share what’s left.
I was going to photograph these with a glass of milk, but then I realized I was completely out of milk. I am SO tired of being out of milk. I never see it coming, because I don’t really drink the stuff. Blech. Not when there’s Diet Coke available.
I wonder what would happen if I went on a 9-day Diet Coke cleanse? Perhaps my bestie and I will let you know. Because that’s what besties are for.
- 1 box Spice cake mix
- ½ cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup butterscotch chips
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Combine cake mix, eggs, and shortening, until well mixed. Add in chips, and mix until incorporated.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Pinch of Yum
Scotcheroos from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cake Mix Cookies from Cookies & Cups