Brownie and Cookie Mixes

bc cookiesDuring the Christmas season this year I saw a commercial for Betty Crocker cookie mix pouches.  The advertisement was making the case that we should buy this mix and leave the measuring to someone else.


Ridiculous, but genius.

We are all busy people!  We live in a time where the more we can put on our plate, the better….right?  It is easy to be convinced that every short cut we can take should be taken.  Even if your wallet takes a hit. 


So here is what I have done.  I pre-mix the dry ingredients for cookies and brownies and store them in baggies in the freezer.  Then, when I need to whip up a batch, I have pre-measured mixes I can dump in a bowl and add a couple of ingredients to. 


Dump Dry ingredients in the bag.

photo(144)Squeeze the bag until they are all mixed together.  Write on the bag the ingredients that need to be added.

photo(142)Or put it in a large mason jar to give as a gift!

Here are the recipes I use:

For Brownies:

2 Cups sugar

2/3  cup unsweetened cocoa

1 cup flour

½  Tsp Salt

½  tsp baking Powder

When it is time to make the brownies, dump into a bowl.  Add 1 cup oil, 2 teaspoon vanilla and 3 eggs.  Mix well.  Pour into a greased 9X13 pan and bake on 350 for 25 minutes. 

For Super soft Sugar Cookies:

 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

 2 ½ cups flour

 1 tsp.  baking soda

 1 tsp. cream of tarter


Dump dry ingredients into a bowl.  Add 1 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Mix well.  Roll out and cut cookies.  Cook on 375 for 8-10 minutes.  Store in airtight container to keep cookies soft.

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