I usually don't like baking cookies from mixes but I had some in my pantry that I bought from Christmas sales last year. When I do bake from mixes, I add my own touch to make them taste and look better. I am going to show you how to make new flavors and looks from a couple of cookie mixes by just adding one ingredient.
Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
The cookie mix that I made into a different taste was a gingerbread cookie mix. The secret ingredient is black pepper. You might be thinking, black pepper in a cookie? Trust me on this one, you have to try it. Just add 1 teaspoon ground black pepper to a gingerbread cookie mix when you mix all the ingredients together. The black pepper brings out the ginger and tastes wonderful.
Rosemary Sugar Cookies
The next cookie mix is a sugar cookie mix. I added 1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary to the sugar cookie mix, if you don't have fresh you can use 1 teaspoon dried. The Rosemary gives a wonderful taste to the sugar cookies. Trust me again, you have to try it.
Chocolate Chip Muffin Trees
This cookie mix was a chocolate chip one. I baked the cookies in mini muffin tins. After making the dough, place 1 inch dough balls into grease mini muffin tins or in papers. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes at the same temperature on the package. Remove the papers after baking. I decorated the cookies with green frosting and Christmas sprinkles.
Sugar Cookie Tree
My 14 year old son got into the fun too! He took the sugar cookies that I made from the above mix and made a tree using green frosting and sprinkles.
Now you have no excuse not to bake cookies, as it is simple to make great cookies from a mix. Do you have any ingredients that you add to cookie mixes that makes them special?