Don’t feel guilty, we’ve all done it.

cookies 004

Sugar cookies can be time-consuming to make from scratch; sometimes we just need a cookie that is quick and simple to make without any hassle.  That’s when you buy a mix.

Now,  just force those guilty thoughts that you’re cheating if you use a mix out of your head.  We’ve all resorted to using a mix from time to time.

I happened upon this Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix in the Dollar Tree and I immediately saw a lot of potential in this little bag.  How can you go wrong when you buy a dozen and a half cookies for a buck?

And just because you’re using a mix doesn’t mean you can’t spruce your cookies up a bit with some food coloring, homemade buttercream icing, and some bright-colored Sixlets.

candy 090

candy 033

cookies 011

I used milk in the cookie mix instead of the water the directions called for.  I also added green food coloring to the batter to give the cookies the St. Patty’s Day theme I was shooting for.  I  dropped the  batter onto the cookie sheet instead of rolling the cookies out which saved even more time, and look how decorations can trick you into forgetting your cookies started out as a mix. 

These cookies were delicious and no one even questioned that they weren’t made from scratch.

cookies 131

Sixlets are a nostalgic candy.  What candy most says nostalgia to you?

 

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “Don’t feel guilty, we’ve all done it.

  1. On more than one occasion I’ve picked up food stuff from the dollar store and gilded it. Or just experimented with it. I like to get seasonings and olive oil from there. As long as you check the expiration date most of the stuff is ok. Your cookies are good for St.Pat’s day and Easter. Those $packages could serve you well all year round. When it comes to candy nostalgia, Mallow Cups do it for me.

Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s