Happy Holidays y’all! Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? Christmas is this weekend, so I know this week will be a super hectic week for us all. There’s last minute shopping for gifts, for groceries and attending the last of the Christmas parties.
For me, I still need to buy stamps and drop my Christmas cards in the mail and grocery shop for Christmas Dinner. This will be the third year S and I are staying local for Christmas, the past two years we celebrated Christmas Eve with dinner at the Drake. Dinner is served at Drake Bros where guests are accompanied with a visit from carolers in Dickensian costume; it is absolutely charming.
We wanted to do something a bit different this year. S requested that we try to make a Christmas Goose for dinner (where I’m going to get a goose, I have no idea, if you know please share). We’ll spend Christmas Eve eating goose (maybe) and watching A Christmas Story on repeat, listen to Christmas music, and welcoming Christmas day with some Spiced Egg Nog. Also, one of my best friends is expecting her first child any day now, so I’m hoping I get to cuddle with a new born on Christmas!
Now, let’s talk cookies. I enjoy baking cookies as Christmas gifts for my colleagues. It’s my way to spread some holiday cheer! Since we were traveling last weekend baking totally slipped my mind until this Saturday. Since it was last minute, I wanted to make something easy that didn’t require me to have restock my kitchen. I recalled that one could make cookies with boxed cake mix, so I thought why not? Pillsbury’s Funfetti cake mix is always my go to, so I figured it would be fun to make cookies out of it. After some googling I noticed that they Pillsbury has recipe posted on their site. I changed the recipe a bit by adding extra sprinkles to the batter and a bit more oil.
The only thing I would do differently is make my own frosting and abandon the pre-made frosting. Because I never eat pre-made frosting, I always forget how much I dislike the chemically taste of it. We live and learn right? So, I definetly recommend making your own! The cookies are also delicious as is, if there’s not frosting on it you can eat double the amount… right?
Check out the recipe below, let me know what you think!
Until next time,