July 27, 2009

Something Yummy: Strawberry Angel Cookies

So, every Thursday night we get together with some friends for either a Bible study or just to hang out. We take turns making dessert for that evening so we have something to nibble on while drinking their incredibly yummy coffee. This past week was my turn to make something, so I made all of us guinea pigs and decided to try something new. See Exhibit A below:

These cookies definitely got mixed reviews between Mr. M and me. I loved them, he wasn't too sure about them. They have a somewhat tart taste to them because of the angel food cake mix in them. I think Mr. M was expecting something a lot more sweet. I didn't mind if he didn't eat them because that just meant more for me! Unfortunately, I had to use a picture from the Smucker's website because I ate all of them before I thought about taking a picture. They did look a lot like the picture above, so no worries there.

These are super easy to make. I like recipes that don't require a whole lot of fuss!

Strawberry Angel Cookies
  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (16-oz.) package angel food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Smucker's Strawberry Sugar-Free Preserves OR 1 cup Smucker's Special Recipe Strawberry Preserves
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (The original recipe called for mini chocolate chips, but I think the larger ones balance the sweet with the tart much better.)
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.

Beat together cake mix and preserves (do not add water) at low speed of electric mixer for 1 minute or until evenly moistened. Continue to beat an additional 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until tops are just lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet. Place on cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies will be soft and chewy. Eat them to your heart's content!

I'm in no way affiliated with Smucker's. I just really liked this recipe because it was different and doesn't induce too much guilt. Let me know what you think of the cookies if you try this recipe. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Photo and recipe from Smucker's.

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