Be prepared. Be very prepared. The next couple of days will be filled with sweet stuff! I'm talking, cookies, cakes, chocolate and basically anything involving deliciousness and things that are bad for you. If you get a 'new' cavity at your 6-month dental visit, blame it on me. I will take full responsibility. It's also just because I am on this Valentine's Day kick for some strange reason. I really don't know why. I actually never ever fussed about it in my life. I was one of the many majority that always says, "it's so commercialized and greedy." Well, aren't most Holidays? I say cook your loved one a nice dinner or just go out for a nice 'date' night, and just be together and be happy. Or , hang out with our girlfriend's, take that bottle of wine out and watch slasher movies together. I have done this...many years ago and it was a blast! A cute Hallmark card doesn't hurt either...but make sure it's a Hallmark card, boys! :-)
I think that maybe it's simply because I just love chocolate oh so much. It seems to be more about the baking for me than anything else with this Holiday. And eating it all of course. There's just something about stirring a cake mix that relaxes me. It's soothing. Cooking and baking can be great therapy, ladies! If you want to start out slow and easy with a simple recipe for just some 'you' time, make these cookies!
These. Are. Delicious.
I say 10 licks of the spatula. Tops!
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
Yup...this is all you need to make these babies!
And a wooden spoon, but you already knew that. I hope..
1 box strawberry cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable Oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
T. veggie oil
Microwave for about 1 minute until smooth and mix well.
Mix well until all is combined. This will form a good dough and become very thick.
Set the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 6-9 minutes. These came out perfect at 9 minutes! But every oven is different. Just keep an eye on them.
I shaped into small balls and placed them on parchment paper. I think that's easier and more fun than using a Tablespoon to 'drop' the cookies onto the sheet. But whatever you prefer!
Time to decorate!
I love chocolate and strawberry together so I had to top these with chocolate! The cookies are terrific by themselves, but a little topping never hurt anyone. I've also seen these with a pretty white glaze. Just mix some powder sugar and water together until nice and thick. Yum.