Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Day Special


Captain Jax is working the closing shift tomorrow night. *sigh* so it'll just be munchkin and I for a romantic dinner for two. I haven't posted many recipes lately because we're discovering that Munchkin is allergic to dairy products. We haven't had her officially tested yet, but we've cut it out of her diet completely and I've been searching for new dairy free recipes.

Yeah, I know, I might have to give up my cheese.

I almost cried.

Since Captain Jax won't be here for dinner, I'm sending him a pile of romantic oreos for his dinner. He'll love it. There's chocolate involved!

Shopping list: Devil's Food cake mix, 1 jar frosting (your choice!) eggs, and shortening. Preferably the butter flavored kind, but take whatever you have on hand.

Mix together 1 box of cake mix, 2 eggs, and 1/2 stick shortening. You can double this up too, your mixer can handle it.

See? Hardly any dough with just one mix.

Form them into balls about the size of a tablespoon. I didn't flatten mine down, but if you flatten them down, you'll get flatter cookies, which makes for better oreos.

Cook them for about 10 minutes, until they look like this.

And invest in a silicone baking mat if you don't have one yet. They totally rock my socks off. I love mine.

If you have just plain white icing, jazz it up with some food coloring. I used neon pink for valentines day, but you could do red, white, and blue for the fourth of July, or orange for Halloween.

Yeah for neon pink icing!

let your cookies cool completely.

Then size them up (so you don't have one large top and a small bottom) add your frosting inside and then refridgerate them in a sealed container. Eat, then sigh in contentment. Or send with your husband who's working a late shift since you'll be asleep before he comes home on Valentines night.

Recipe Courtesy of:
  • 1 box Devils Food Cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 stick butter flavored shortening
  • 1 jar frosting
Mix together all the ingredients. Form into small ball, flatten a littl bit and bake at 350degs for about 10 minutes. AFter the cookies are completely cooled, add frosting and create an oreo! Store in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe can easily be doubled and will use a full can of frosting.


  1. MMMMMMMMMMM! These sound really yummy.

    As to your little one having milk allergies, I think you should think about expanding on the non-dairy recipes. I think it could then become a wonderful resource for others in the same boat. I bet you will find lots of ways to do yummy things without using dairy. Good luck! (Does this allergy include goats milk? We had a child with allergies to even breast milk and we had to feed him goats milk.)

  2. WOW!! These look absolutely tantalizing!! Love them.. They look so pretty. Bet they were fantastic!!

  3. I'll bet he was smilin' - those look sooooooooo good!!!

  4. Those look delish, I know a little boy who would love them! p.s. I am a cheapskate as well!

  5. Oh, these look heavenly! So, so good. I am sorry your girl might have milk allergies. That's not too fun to work with :(

  6. Those are so cute and very festive. My kids would love those.

  7. I love these! I am not much of a baker so I really enjoy the half homemade ideas using cake mixes. Thanks for linking up to my Valentine's Party :-)


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