I’ve got rave reviews about the cookies I make (for which I took the recipe from the internet, of course). People are always mind-blown that they’re that good and have 4 ingredients.


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Oh hey, s’mores cookie bars.

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I’m not mind blown, because one of those ingredients is cake mix. Tonight, I made these s’mores bars on a base of cake mix cookies, and Facebook seems pretty amped. So, here’s the recipe. (Take that, recipe bloggers. You too can do a very brief recipe intro.

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (I always forget to do this, you can probably do it later because these cookies require dough chilling. Yes, I actually do it and yes it actually makes them better. Just listen, kay?)

1. Dump a cake mix into a large bowl. You can use whatever cake mix you want. (I find chocolate cake mix makes the best cookies but all are fine.)

2 eggs
1/3 cup of vegetable oil

2. Stir in 1/3 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Or other types of chips if not making s’mores bars. Or if making s’mores bars, have fun!)

3. Cover the bowl and stick your cookie dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes to chill. Or longer in the fridge. Or somewhere in between if you are using the fridge of the outdoors like I did.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF now.

4. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. Spread the batter on a cookie sheet, or make actual cookies. (If you make actual cookies, I highly recommend a cookie scoop because they’re fun).

5. Bake 9-13 minutes. Or 11-13 minutes. Or something. They’ll be soft but seem done. I’ve also never burned these, so pay attention sort of.

6. If you’re making s’mores bars, remove from oven at about 11-12 mins (or when they start looking like they’re almost done), sprinkle with 5-6ish crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, and more chocolate chips.
Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, or when things start looking melty.

7. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high on the middle rack. Stare them down while you’re doing this because one time my rack was too high and I lit some brownies basically on fire and had to re-make them. Oops.
Once you see them getting the right level of golden—both the marshmallows and the cookies—remove immediately and let cool.

8. Slice into bars (obviously) and store in an air-tight container. They last a good long while, I’m sure, but they always get eaten before they can get even close to old, so don’t worry about it. 😉

That was easy, eh?

If you make these, tag me because I want to see your delicious cookie bars :). Twitter @KerriYWG, Instagram @KerriOnThePrairies.

I don’t consider myself a baker (and I especially don’t consider myself a cook). But sometimes I find recipes online that seem basically too good to be true that they are THAT SIMPLE. And I have to try them.

Today like two weeks ago when I started this post was a variation on “Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies” from Wine and Glue.

Except not cinnamon roll and not cheesecake.

That would be too easy, right? [Also does cheesecake pudding even exist in Canada?]

So, because I can’t adhere to the prescribed ingredient list, despite that only three things were listed, we got this:

  • 1 package sugar cookie mix plus the ingredients to make the cookies
  • 1 package of Cinnamon Roll Flavor Creations from Duncan Hines
    • INSTEAD: 1 package of White Chocolatey Raspberry Frosting Creations Mix from Duncan Hines.
  • 1 box of Cheesecake Flavor Pudding mix (just the dry mix)
    • Omitted. Because I thought I had
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


And yes, they were too sweet, but no, they were actually not terrible. And very soft.

I’ll cut back on sugar next time and probably not use raspberry.
(Caramel might be good, though.)

On the 12th of each month, a bunch of bloggers from around the world take 12 pictures throughout their day and blog them. Here are my pictures from March 12th, 2012!


9:37 am – bedroom. Yeah, honestly. Now, where’s my backpack at?


12:54 pm – kitchen. Forgot to take any pictures at school, but canned pumpkin is far more exciting. Also it looks gross. Also it got turned into something delicious.


1:25 pm – kitchen. One of my best friends, Donald, making hot chocolate from scratch.


1:41 pm – kitchen. Baking is done and we didn’t even burn anything down!


1:46 pm – kitchen. Hot chocolate is done now too!  So. Good.


1:56 pm -kitchen. Not as good as it sounds.


2:13 pm – kitchen. Pumpkin Pie Brownie from Chocolate Covered Katie!  Better than it looks. And moderately healthy, too! We even subbed the oil for apple sauce.


4:06 pm – work. Got called in to work after school because my coworker Jess is sick and Other Kerry [which is what I call her; also known as “Kerry-with-a-Y” and just “Kerry” whereas I get called “Little Kerri”] is in Mexico!  Played NHL Monopoly for an hour . . . my job is hard.


4:26 pm – work. I owned the Flames for a bit [I traded them], and the Leafs [the second best property, ironically. Yes, I do love them.] for the whole game.


5:39 pm – work. We have lots of candy and candy canes at work.


8:40 pm – bathroom. My friend Mike does Mirror Mantras every Monday to fuel him through the week, which I have always loved. So this week, I decided to join in!  I figured my mom was going to take it down as soon as she went into the bathroom, but she actually liked it!


11:39 pm – kitchen. I have two presentations tomorrow – one on the overhand throw [honestly], and one is group teaching 6 and 7 year olds [aka our classmates pretending to be 6+7 year olds] to dribble a basketball.  We are playing a music game, so I did some fun GarageBand stuff for one of the games in our lesson!  [Kin win? I think so]

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