I got a new cookbook! (I know, like I need it, right?) It’s called “101 Things to do with Chocolate” by Stephanie Ashcraft. I have several of her “101 Things to do with” cookbooks and I like and use them all frequently. These were for my friend Jenn who recently lost her dad. I never know what to do for people in those situations so I just do what I do best, bake for them.
2/3 cup butter flavored shortening (I’m not a huge fan of shortening so I went with butter here)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 chocolate cake mix
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup white, semisweet or milk chocolate chips (I used 1/3 cup of each)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I usually leave the nuts out when I make things for people just in case someone is allergic)
Preheat oven to 350.
Blend shortening and brown sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time and then stir in cake mix. With a spoon, stir in cereal, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 9 – 12 minutes or until tops looked cracked. Do not over bake. Cool 2 – 3 minutes on baking sheet before removing.
(I got about 3 dozen cookies from this recipe.)