Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easy Butterscotch Cookies

These cookies are incredibly simple (for me that means "does not require stand mixer" or anything really special ingredient-wise). Watch the timing on the baking, my first try they became rather chewy/crispy after they cooled (things I did not think could co-exist in a cookie).

1 Box - Yellow Cake Mix (suggested Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow)
2 eggs
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder (suggested Hershey's)
1 c. butterscotch chips (suggested Hershey's)

1. Preheat oven to 305 degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients except butterscotch chips together (be sure to get out all the cake-mix lumps).

3. Fold in butterscotch chips.

4. Drop by the spoonful on greased pan (or parchment paper lined pan).

5. Bake for 14 minutes (do not over bake). Allow to cool on pan 1 minute, then transfer to wire rack.

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

Cheeseburger Pie

This is one of my hubby's favorites and a frequent request on weeknights. I figured it was an appropriate first post.

**Feedback from friends who have tried this recipe indicates that the use of a pie pan is crucial (vs. a square baking dish, etc.)

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 can of sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. Bisquick baking mix
1 c. milk
2 eggs
BBQ Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Brown ground beef, onion, and mushrooms.

3. Put beef mixture into 10 inch pie pan (swirl with BBQ sauce).

4. Top with shredded cheese.

5. In a separate bowl mix together Bisquick, milk, and eggs (use a whisk or fork to break up lumps in the baking mix).

6. Pour the batter over the meat and cheese.

7. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the biscuit mix is golden brown.

Serves 6 (Estimated Point Value: 6 pts.)