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Thursday, September 3, 2009

easy peasy lemon squeezies

if you haven't seen disney's "the greatest game ever played" you really should. i don't even like golf and this movie is AWESOME!! the name of these cookies comes from a phrase i picked up from that movie - the main character's little caddy always says, "easy peasy lemon sqeezey" and its the 1st thing i thought of when looking for a name for these.

these are cake mix cookies and can technically be adjusted to throw in whatever with the same ratio (taught to me 1 box cake mix + 1 stick softened butter + 1 egg. i made the sour cream adjustment - i tried this way back when - read here). these cookies are sooooo yummy - i ate something like them somewhere before and decided to make them when i read jenny at picky palate's post about cookies with panko bread crumbs.

so after that long explanation, here's my recreation of the ones i tried once... but made the skinny bovine way of course. the rice crispies give them a crisp/chew that is to die for. love them!

easy peasy lemon squeezies
30 cookies

1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
1/2 a stick of butter (1/4 cup), softened and starting to melt (use microwave)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1-2 cups rice crispies cereal (depending on how much of that crunchy, chewy goodness you want to include!)

1. mix cake mix, egg, butter and sour cream together until you have a cookie-like dough. stir in cereal.
2. use a small cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto greased baking sheets. bake 7-9 minutes in oven at 350. cook until edges are slightly brown. definitely error on the side of undercooking.


Lindsay said...

I have a box of lemon cake mix in the back of my pantry that I had no plans for (and I'm not even sure why I have it) so this sounds great to try! I've made cake box cookies using the box + 1 egg + 1/4 cup of canola oil before. I'm not sure what's better, the oil or the butter?

Anonymous said...

I just made cake mix cookies a few days ago and added oats. It made them extra yummy and chewy. I'm excited to try the rice crispies!

stacey said...

tonight I made these with devil's food cake mix and they are good. I must go hide them before jeff gets home. :) Miss you!

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