Another heavenly recipe…


I made these for The Spring Sale that we are having at church tomorrow. They were quick and very easy! I made them while my morning coffee was brewing. I took a dozen to church without even sampling – but I kept four home for my husband. Yes, he has no problem polishing four of my cookies off in one sitting. 😀 My will-power eventually broke down (or I could blame it on my peaked curiosity) and I just had to know how they turned out. . . I took one little bite. I promise! And it was really, really good practice in self-control… Let. Me. Tell. You. Y.U.M.!
Okay so this is a take on the previous cookie recipe, only this one I thought of while I was drifting off to sleep the other night. 😛 Really.


1 box of carrot cake mix

1/2 cup butter (or marg) softened

1 t vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

1 cup of raisins

1 t All-spice

I almost forgot my secret ingredient: aprx (confession: i didn’t measure) 1/2 cup honey crunch wheat germ (you could use something else like ground flax seed or whatever suits your fancy)

How To:

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or non-stick cookie sheets). In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, or mix with spoon. Stir in nuts and raisins.
2. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by ice cream scoop sizes, 2″ apart.
3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

And come back and thank me (unless of course you’re doing the 30 day weight loss challenge with me). hehehe ;P


About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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