The Quickest Chocolate Blackout Cookies

As if I ever need an excuse to eat cookies – but Friday night cookies seem so much more special.

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gotten to a point in life when Friday night means a couple things;

  • Comfy clothes
  • Tv/Netflix Marathon
  • Slightly more indulgent food than my Monday – Thursday routine
  • Dessert. And when dessert is cookies … I can justify having 1 ( million-zillion-trillion … especially if they smell like brownies)

I don’t miss the days of late nights, slipping into the shortest dress/ skirt I own with the highest heels – predrinking and then partying until my feet want to fall off. Been there – done that.

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Give me Mr. LTSL, a good movie and some good food …. Damn, Daniele I’m a happy little lady! I know you’re thinking I’m old – I’d like to think I’m ‘maturing’ … I say that, as I remember last Saturday I spent the morning covered in a winnie the pooh blanket, drinking chocolate milk, watching Inside Out ( also, wicked good movie!!).

These cookies though!! So easy to throw together, they taste extra fudgy, and sprinkles. Oh how I love me some sprinkles – and frosting … and dunking these in milk.

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The Quickest Chocolate Blackout Cookies

Ingredients

1 box devils food cake mix

½ tsp instant coffee

1/3 cup oil

2 eggs

1 can prepared chocolate Frosting

Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare two large cookie trays.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs until combined.

Roll into 1 inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets (the cookies will spread).

Bake 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Allow to cool completely, then frost and sprinkle

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

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Sooo … I guess I have a thing with cookies.

But I also have a things with sprinkles … they’re sooo sprinkly and make me so happy. I need a little cheering up the temperature and weather outside is just straight up cray-cray for April. As I type this, it’s hailing!
HAIL?!? Mother nature, I want sunshine – I want to wear new sunglasses, open toe sandals ( note :get a pedi) and flowy dresses.

Mother nature, stop being a mother – heh- or I’ll throw sprinkles at you.

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And because I’ve already made these funfetti cookies, I only did the most natural thing and added cereal to the mix.

 Hola, fruitloops. I remember growing up, watching care bears – saved by the bell and hello the entire TGIF line up with a big box of fruitloops by my side – just munching away.

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Also, can we talk about all the colours happening here. Ahhhh – food, or art?!? That’s me, being totally full of myself … but it’s sooo peeerrrdy.

I’ll stop. Let’s make cookies!!

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

 ½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all -purpose flour

¾ cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/3 cup sprinkles,

1/3 cup fruitloop cereal , broken into pieces ( not crushed)

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Directions:

In a large bowl cream the softened butter and sugars, until fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Add dry ingredients, to wet.

Once combined, divide dough into 2 equal(ish) parts.

Fold in sprinkles, into one half of the dough.

Fold in fruitloops in the other half.

Scoop out each dough into large a larger ball

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Next take 1 of each dough ball and combine, making a larger ball.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours, on your cookie sheet ( overnight is best, but 2 hours will do).

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Bake chilled cookie dough for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie tray for at least 2 minutes, before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

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 Happy cookie eaaattting – also, please let me know/send me pictures / tag me on Instagram if you add these to a bowl of milk and eat it like cereal. I’ll be honestly tempted to track you down and want to both be your BFF and hug you … you know, in a class – not too creepy way.