Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Easy Baking from the Pantry

Here we are at that time of the year that sweet treats seem to be a way of life.
We don't need them by any means - BUT we have to have them available in case company drops by!!!!  RIGHT?  LOL

I do have a good pantry built up for baking, thanks to past clearance buys and sales.  Hopefully you do as well.
Well, what happens if you don't?  Don't worry - there are so many easy, tasty and fun goodies that can be made with what you HAVE on hand.  No need to go out and spend a lot of money on supplies.  Use what you have. 
Today I will give you a few simple ideas I have gleaned over the years and love to make.

You can use any flavor cake mix you have on hand.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.  Great crinckle  cookies.  Pretty darn easy!!!!!

It can't get any easier than 3 ingredients.  1 C crunchy peanut butter, 1 egg, 1 cup sugar.  375 for 10-12 minutes.

So easy and if you like coconut - soooooo yummy and gooey!  I use whatever chocolate chips I have on hand - not picky here!

Use brownie mix to make a really rich chocolate cookie.  Peppermint candies or candy canes can be crushed and used as the topping.  Taste very decadent!

Dip ANY cookies in chocolate to jazz them up.  Sugar cookies and peanut butter cookies are yummy done this way.  Shoot you can even fancy up store bought cookie, if you are in a hurry for something a little fancy.    Oreo cookies (any flavor), shortbread cookies, oatmeal or sugar cookies - dip and add a special YUM factor. A few pretty sprinkle and just like that you have a festive cookie.

So if you have company stopping by, don't have any extra funds for fancy ingredients, or if you are just in the mood for some goodies on a cold winter's night - give some of these a try.
You will be glad you did!

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  1. I have some oreo's that I was going to pass on cause I sure don't need to eat them! But with your idea maybe I'll make something fancy out of them.

    1. Yum. Good idea. I love making something fancy out of simple!

  2. Wow what great recipes! I have to try them.

    1. Good. Hope you enjoy them. I like simple recipes!

  3. I'm going to have to step up my game it seems! Fig newtons out of the bag just aren't going to make it this time of year. I love how the ingredients for your cookies are something we usually keep in the kitchen on hand.

    1. Hahaha. However, I do like fig newtons!
      Sometimes we don't have or can't afford all kinds of special ingredients - and baking from the pantry makes life simple.
      I love simple recipes.

  4. These are certainly simple recipes, just my speed these days. An with your tips to "fancy them up", it looks like no cookie is left off the list. Have a great day.

    1. Exactly. You can fancy up any cookie. The older I get the easier I like things.
      Have a good one too.