Thursday, January 15, 2009

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Mixes

Ella received an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. Every parent knows how quickly you go through those expensive little packages of cake mix. I found these recipes to make my own easy bake mixes. I will add more recipes as I find them.

Cookie Mix (For Use In Easy Bake Ovens)

1 1/2 c. quick oats
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c. shortening

Mix ingredients in mixing bowl.
Stir until mixture looks like cornmeal.
Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture into 8
small containers or zipper bags.
Seal tightly. Label bags or containers with date.
Store in cool, dry place.
Will keep for 12 weeks.
Each package makes about 9 cookies.

To make raisin chocolate chip cookies:
Use 1 package Cookie Mix. Add 2 teaspoons water,
1 tablespoon raisins and 1 tablespoon
mini chocolate chips.
Mix together.
Drop by teaspoonfulls and flatten each cookie with
the bottom of a buttered drinking glass, dipped in sugar.
Follow directions for Easy Bake Oven.

Lemon,Chocolate Or White Cake Mix
(For Use In Easy Bake Ovens)

1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lemon flavored drink (such a kool aid)

*For chocolate cake mix, substitute
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa.
*For white cake mix, omit lemon powder/cocoa

1/3 c. shortening

Follow directions for mixing as
in the cookie recipe above.
Spoon about 1/3 cup mixture into
10 small containers or zipper bags.
Label and store in a cool, dry place.
Will keep for 12 weeks.

To 1 package cake mix, add four teaspoons water.
Stir with a fork or spoon until smooth.
Grease and flour a 4 inch miniature cake pan and
bake according to Easy Bake Oven Instructions.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Poem Tree for Ella's Room....

We will soon be putting in a new floor in Ella's room and at that time I will be changing her room around and making it more reflective of my little five year old fire cracker of a daughter! I have purchased from Little Bundles Baby Boutique these beautiful wall murals which are removable and reusable. I can't wait! They are whimsical and magical! I will post photos when I'm done...