By now it's no secret that I love a simple recipe. Basic ingredients mixed with some creativity is all I need. Today's recipe was inspired by one of my favorite past-times, a tea party, but while the final product might seem tea-party-fancy, the process to make it is not. That's the beauty of simple baking- the outcome is beautiful and the process is quick.
I wanted to share my family's favorite and quick cake mix cookie recipe, but I also wanted to jazz it up with a trick I learned from one of my first roommates. Using the new Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake Mix and Frosting products from Target, I was able to make these Strawberry Glaze cookies in just a few minutes.
Bonus- the Pillsbury Purely Simple products have no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives!
1 Pillsbury Purely Simple White Cake Mix
1 Pillsbury Purely Simple Buttercream Frosting Mix
1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
Cookies- In a bowl, mix the eggs and oil together with the cake mix until it reaches the consistency of cookie dough. Roll into balls and bake on a cookie sheet at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
Glaze- Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries until they reach the consistency of jam. Soften the butter in the microwave until it is almost melted then pour into a bowl with the strawberries and frosting mix. Mix together until well blended and if necessary, add the 1/2 cup of water that the frosting recipe calls for.
Place the cookies onto a plate and coat with the frosting. The frosting should be a thick consistency when cool, but you will want to warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave so it melts enough to drizzle onto the cookies or coat them completely; when it dries on the cookie, it will harden like a glaze.
These cookies are so easy and quick to make, they're perfect for you next party or gathering, especially since it's easy to double the recipe. Be sure to check out Pillsbury Purely Simple products at Target, they're delicious and, well, purely simple at the same time!
What is one of your favorite simple recipes?
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