Monday, January 16, 2012

A Sure Thing? Strawberry Cookies

Nothing is a sure thing.

If I carefully schedule everything at home and the office--we're talking 10 schedules--so that I can have one measly hour to write or go to yoga, fate (that brat) will intervene to remind me who is boss.

If I stay up late on Pinterest to find activities to dazzle my three-year-old son, he will be unimpressed. He will stare at me in disappointment when I present the color/number wheel game I made with matching clothespins. Pipe cleaners and finger paint will fail miserably, too.  His thrill of the day will be when we pour baking soda and vinegar down a drain to unclog it.

The only sure that nothing is a sure thing

So, imagine my surprise when I discovered something that made everyone in my house smile. Strawberry cookies! My son loves how pretty and pink they are.  I love how easy and tasty they are.  Even my health nut husband ventured a nibble and said, "Those are some good cookies."

The best surprise of all was when I felt little arms surround me and heard, "Mommy, I love you."

Magic cookies. Thank you, Taste and Tell blog.

Are you ready for the recipe?  
Mix 1/2 cup vegetable oil with 2 eggs.
Add strawberry cake mix and 1/2 cup coconut.  
Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

A strawberry cookie may not be a sure thing, but it sure is a sweet one.


  1. Hi,

    This is really a simple and easy recipe to be prepared at home. The cookies gives a fresh, bright flavor of strawberries which makes the perfect background for the sweetness. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe.

  2. You are welcome! I love that there are only four ingredients.

  3. Okay, not sure if you knew or not, but I have a strong addiction to all things strawberry + coconut. Just made a strawberry coconut pound cake the other day. I can't wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

    Oh, and by the way, 98% of my "Fun Toddler Ideas!" result in epic failure. Hmph. I think, if anything, we should get brownie points for trying, right? Mmmm...brownies...

    Seriously, I think I have a sweets problem... ;)

  4. You just solved the mystery of what creative gift I can make for Valentines Day! Thanks Brandi--