The Lizard (our oldest son) recently broke his face.
Yep. You heard me right.
In a brave but disastrous backflip-into-a-foam-pit attempt, he took a very hard knee to the face resulting in an orbital fracture around one eye, with accompanying black eye and swollen cheek. It was adorable. And extremely painful.
I didn’t get medical attention for him right away, because, what are they going to do? Put a cast on his face? But after a few days, I thought better of it and took him to the doctor. The doctor, naturally, ordered a scan, and upon seeing the results of the scan, freaked out and sent us directly to the emergency room.
Where we were told that there is nothing they can do.
And then charged me hundreds of dollars for this. *sigh*
As irritated as I was about the whole situation, by the time we returned home, I just needed something to be easy and reliable.
This is when I decided that making cake mix cookies was a brilliant idea. They are always easy and reliable, they are easy to customize, and they are just plain tasty.
I customized this batch by adding peppermint extract and green food coloring, and rolling them in powdered sugar. In stark contrast to my decision to go to the emergency room, the decision to make these cake mix cookies made me feel quite happy.
In case you haven’t guessed it already, this cookie is the Cookie of the Month for March!
This means I’ll be giving away a set of these awesome silicone mats from Kitchen Executive Chef to one lucky winner! Kitchen Executive Chef has also agreed to let Jen’s Favorite Cookies readers have a 25% discount on the purchase of silicone mats. Just click here and use the promo code: JFCOOKIES at checkout to get the discount.
In order to win your own set, all you have to do is make these cookies, and send me a photo of them! There are three ways to enter:
1. Tag me on Instagram @jensfavoritecookies
2. Drop your photo on my Facebook page (Don’t just tag me, Facebook is not very reliable with letting me see tags.)
3. Email the photo to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You know what else you get with this Cookie of the Month? Lots more cookies involving MINT! Check out what my cookie-loving friends made this month!
Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies from Bake or Break
White Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Melt in Your Mouth Mint Meringues from Kelli’s Kitchen
Mint Milano Cookies from Posed Perfection
Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from 365 Day of Baking and More
Mint Crinkles from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Want more? Try these minty favorites!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 box white cake mix
- ½ cup powdered sugar, divided
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- green food coloring *(see notes)
- Combine butter, eggs and cake mix, mixing until well combined.
- Add ¼ cup powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and food coloring. Mix well.
- Place remaining ¼ cup powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls, roll in the powdered sugar to coat, and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cool before serving.