20 Nov

My kids are home for Thanksgiving.

All. Week.

Which means my teenage son will spend most of every day with his head in the fridge or pantry looking for something to eat. Teenage boys are bottomless pits. Seriously.

This is how yesterday went:

“Mom, I’m hungry.”

“Mom, don’t you think you should bake something?”

“Mom, I thought you were making cookies.”

“Mom. Seriously, can you bake something? It’s been like 2 days.”

It’s only Tuesday people. I have five more days before he goes back to school.

Five. More. Days.

I made cookies today. Mostly it was an attempt to save my sanity.

I used a cake mix and doctored it up a bit. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s adaptable to what you have on hand, it’s teenager approved.

Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies


1 box Devils Food cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup veg oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips (white, milk or semi-sweet)
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries or cherry flavored craisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, & vanilla.

Add chocolate chips & dried cherries. Mix to combine.

Roll into small balls, flatten a little if you like, and bake for 10-11 minutes.

*If cherries aren’t your thing, use nuts, small candies or other dried fruit. You can really throw anything into these cookies.


One Response to “”

  1. veggiebentolove November 21, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    Ah yes, cake mix cookies! I made these ages ago with my students 🙂


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