Friday, December 31, 2010

A Couple of Recipes to Finish Out the Year

These may not be best for ringing in the New Year, but they're yummy just the same. I tried out this cookie recipe last night when I didn't have any brownie mix (that's right, I don't make homemade brownies--they all prefer a mix)and didn't have enough eggs for cupcakes. These cookies taste a lot like a brownie, so they worked great.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

1 bx devil's food cake mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. water
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheets with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray. Beat cake mix, butter, water, egg, and vanilla with a mixer on medium speed one minute. Stir in chips. Dough will be thick and sticky. Drop by heaping tablespoons about 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until puffed and set. They'll sink some when they cool. Cool on pan 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Smoked Kielbasa with Rice

2 lb kielbasa, sliced
1/4 c. onion, diced
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 c. bbq sauce
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. horseradish
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
cooked rice

In a dutch oven or large frying pan, saute kielbasa, onion, and bacon; drain. Add bbq sauce and spices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2-3 minutes until sauce is thick. Serve with rice.


1 comment:

Debra Ganas said...

MMMMM mmmmm mmmm. Both of those sound so yummy. I will definitely make both of these. I had a recipe for cookies made with a cake mix , cool whip and maybe an egg.It was a chewy cookie. These look delish. I will have to look it up and file these away when I need something quick.

Happy New Year,