Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Calm Down and Eat Cookies

The week we transition back to school, everything erupts around here. We all have frazzled emotions, more conflict, and more stress in general.

Yesterday, we slowed down and made Lunch Box Cookies--hundreds of them!--to freeze for future lunch boxes.

They are so yummy that we've been eating more than we've frozen. Either way, we've had a relaxed time making cookies.

Here's the recipe from my own mom:

Lunch Box Cake Box Cookies 
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup oil (we use coconut oil!)
2 eggs
6 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 bag flaked coconut
2/3 cups of either chopped nuts, toffee chips, or peanut butter morsels (depending on your taste! We used toffee.)

Throw everything in a big bowl. Stir well (use your hands; it's fun!) Drop by spoonful onto your baking stone at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. If you want to make some more to freeze, go ahead and triple the recipe (we did!)

They are amazing, and you will all pour a big glass of milk, eat cookies, and calm down.

Plus, you know my problem with coconut? Well, these hit the spot.

You're welcome.

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