Friday, December 23, 2011

Easy Orange Cookies

A couple of weeks ago we decided it was time to go get our passport photos taken so we could renew our passports just in case we want to go somewhere in the future.  So off to Walgreens we went!  We got them taken and the girl said they would be ready in about 20 min.  We didn't think it was worth going home and coming back, so since Home Depot was right across the street, we decided to waste our time there.  

As you can imagine, as a woman, I find it hard to find interesting things to look at in the winter months, so off to the magazine rack I went!  What did I find?  A super simple cookie recipe!  Now how uncouth is it to stand there and write it down instead of buying the magazine?!!  I didn't out the paper and pen came and I wrote it down!  

The top cookies are orange cookies (Yummy!)  
The bottom cookies are lemon.  Also (yummy!).  Okay, so how are they made?  That's the best part!!!
You take 1 box of cake mix, in this case I used orange for the orange cookies and lemon for the lemon cookies.  Dump it in a bowl.  Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 beaten egg and 1 c. Rice Krispies!  Yep...I said Rice Krispies!  I also added a teaspoon of orange zest for the orange and lemon zest for the lemon.  
The batter will be a bit crumbly, but that's okay.  Just form them into balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.  You then bake them at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or till done.  My oven is slow so it always takes longer.
How simple is that!!??  I have spice cake mix (I'm going to add raisins to those), cherry chip ( how about some chocolate chips in those) and I have a butter pecan cake mix ( some chopped pecans will be great with those!).
They are so easy, I let my 2 year granddaughter help with the orange ones.  She had a ball!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!!  Bon Appetit!


  1. All I want to know you deliver?!! ^_^ Come on Bead...start boxing those babies up!! They look so good!!...Very good post!

  2. Thaks Wug! I don't bake as a rule, but these are so easy even I can do it!! And so yummy too!
    I appreciate your comment my friend!


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