Today we're welcoming guest blogger and cafe hostess and kitchen queen Jana Vanderslice into the cafe kitchen with a recipe she's been longing to share!
Grandmother Vanderslice’s Cake Mix Cookies!
My grandmother could do anything! She could dine at the Eiffel tower in Paris in her heels and pearls and put on her grubby blue jeans to take the grandkids fishing.
My first Thanksgiving with Grandmother & Big Daddy Vanderslice!
I’m the cute little baby in Grandmother’s arms!
She could bake a coconut meringue pie that would make heaven weep and then grab a hammer to hang Christmas lights. She gave me grit and gumption. She taught me courage and strength.
Grandmother Loved Christmas! The tree, the food, the lights, Jesus!
Most importantly, she loved me. And I loved her. She was one of my best friends. I miss her terribly, and I can’t wait to see her again in heaven.
She was so proud that all of her grandchildren earned master’s degrees.
She even lived long enough to see me get my PhD!
This month she would have been 100 years old, so today we celebrate…
Christine Gilley Vanderslice! My Grandmother!
Grandmother Vanderslice’s Cake Mix Cookies
My Grandmother was making Cake Mix Cookies before cake mix cookies were Cool!
These are easy and adaptable. Be adventurous! Have fun and be creative! You can’t go wrong with cookies!
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
2 tablespoons of shortening
2 tablespoons of water for crisp cookies OR ¼ cup of water for soft cookies
Mix eggs, shortening, and water together.
Add cake mix a little at a time.
Form the dough into roll on wax paper & wrap into a cookie log. Wrap the wax paper roll in foil. Label with the type of cookie dough & baking directions. Freeze.
Slice dough into cookies. Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. (*If using light colored cake mix such as strawberry or coconut, watch carefully so that they do not burn.)
And there you have it! Grandmother’s Cake Mix Cookies!!
Add white chocolate chips and sprinkles to strawberry cake mix cookies. Great for baby showers!
Try lemon cake mix with coconut & pecans. This was my grandmother’s favorite!
Use white cake mix and add in fruity pebbles, m&m’s, and chocolate chips. Sooo Good!!!
Make cookies with red velvet cake mix and smother with cream cheese frosting. Yum!
Fancy up german chocolate cake mix by add coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. Delish!
Coconut cake mix is great with coconut, chocolate chips & nuts. They taste like Mounds candy bars!
For the holidays, use spice cake mix with oatmeal, raisins, and pumpkin pie spice OR a cup of mince meat. This is a Mom Pleaser!
Jana, thank you so much for being here with us today! You rocked this fun recipe, and I love the pictures and the heartfelt tribute to Grandma... What a blessing to have known her, and a bigger blessing to know you'll meet again. And now I can't wait to try these cookies!!!