Cookie Delights

Posted on: May 23, 2012 at 06:16
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Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes

Ever have one of those "Ah-ha!" moments? I happened to me yesterday when I was lamenting the price of those very convenient Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. I remember when they used to only cost $1.00 each in Walmart and now they're $2.50 each! Who says there's no inflation?
Anyway, I usually just tell myself that I can make cookies from scratch anytime with the plentiful ingredients of my pantry, but then it came to me...Why can't I make cookie pre-mixes and keep them in ziplock bags for use at my convenience? It's a similar idea to those beautiful Cookies In A Jar gifts, but just not as fancy!

Fake Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Write instructions on the bag to add: 1 Stick Softened Butter, 1 Large Egg, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Mix & Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

Fake Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies:

1 1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Write instructions on the bag to add: 1 Stick Softened Butter, 1 Large Egg, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Mix & Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

Fake Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookies:

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Optional: 1/2 Cup Raisins and/or Nuts
Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Write instructions on the bag to add: 1 Stick Melted Butter, 1 Large Egg, 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Mix, Refrigerate for 30 Minutes & Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Fake Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookies:

1 3/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Write instructions on the bag to add: 1/2 Stick Softened Butter, 1 Large Egg, 1/8 Cup Molasses. Mix & Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

Put together these 8 different mixes in under 20 minutes!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes (Pantry Ingredients, Between $0.30-$0.40 each mix)
Total Fake-It Cost: $3.20 (possibly less) for 8 Cookie Mixes
Compare to Real Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes ($2.50+ each)
Total Fake-It Savings: $16.80

 

 

I do make these up, freeze them and use when we want cookies. They are very easy. Be sure to label freezer bags with magic marker as to what to add and the name of the cookie.  

I love this idea......but I when I bake cookies I usually double the batch and roll up one batch into a long roll and wrap it in saran wrap and still it in the freezer....or drop them on a cookie sheet and freeze them then put them in a ziploc baggie for when I need them!!!Just pull them out....thaw and bake in the oven!!!

 

You can make choc choc chip cookies but substituting 1/4 cup cocoa poweder for the same amount of flour. (1/4 cup less flour and add 1/4 cup cocoa powder).

 

They are very easy. Be sure to label freezer bags with magic marker as to what to add and the name of the cookie.  

These are so easy to put together. I have been doing this for ~ 6 months now. Each package makes about 16 cookies.

 

Just a thought. If you're planning on giving these as gifts, why not use mason jars to package them, you can dress them up with a nice label on the front and another label on the back with the directions, maybe a little ribbon for fanciness?


 


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