Lately, we’ve been having a game night with other families with small children. We put on a movie downstairs so no one has to fork out for a babysitter, and then play board games at the kitchen table. For Dustin and I, it’s been a really nice sort of thing. We get to have adult talking time, our kids have friends to “play” with (steal toys from, mostly), and we enjoy playing games and laughing. It’s a lovely little stress-free way to do things.
Why am I talking about game nights? Two reasons – if you’re in the little kid trenches, it’s something to think about. It’s a low-key, low-cost way to enjoy yourself with others, and sometimes you really need that.
The second reason is these cookies. I thought cake mix cookies were something everyone was familiar with, but it would seem I was wrong. I did these for the last game night as a treat, and they were a gigantic hit. You’d think I’d done something gourmet by the response.
So I figured I’d share the secret to 3 ingredient “gourmet” cookies. The other lovely thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. I’ve never met a cake mix this recipe doesn’t work for, so any cake flavor is an option for you. And then, you can get funky with the mix-ins. For game night, I did yellow cake mix with sprinkles mixed in, and chocolate with chocolate chips and pecans. Other delicious flavor combinations we’ve tried are red velvet or strawberry with white chocolate, spice cake with nuts, chocolate rolled in powdered sugar, yellow rolled in cinnamon sugar, and lemon with a powdered sugar glaze drizzled on.