I’ve been trying to use lots of ideas and recipes off of pinterest lately. I call it The Pinterest Project. Using Pinterest carefully is the key. It can be addictive. The purpose of Pinterest is to store ideas in a way that is visually appealing and easy to use – a graphic organizer of sorts. You find ideas on the web and create collections for yourself. I try to only store ideas in collections that I think I will actually use. I’ve used tons of my pins in the collection I call Using Produce — I have a ton of produce in my fridge most of the time. I’ve used a few craft ideas, and several worksheets I’ve come across through Pinterest. The largest proportion of what I actually use from Pinterest is recipes. Like the Sausage and Egg bake I just put in my crockpot for breakfast tomorrow morning. I hope it turns out — I used all of my eggs. Sometimes the things that I find on Pinterest and try do not actually work. (Gasp!) Like the Chicken Bundles I made for lunch on Friday. After we ate them, our response was “Wow, people actually like these things?”
One of the recipes I tried today that worked!!! was the recipe for Lemon Burst Cookies using a cake mix, an egg, and a tub of cool whip. That’s it. Three ingredients! You do not add any of the ingredients called for on the cake box — you just mix the cake mix package, an egg, and an 8 ounce package of cool whip, roll teaspoon drops in powdered sugar, and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350*. The cookies were amazingly yummy. And any flavor of cake mix will work.
What’s really exciting about this recipe is that I’ve been trying to relocate it for years. We made these for my sister’s highschool graduation party when I was 14. We all loved them. We could never remember the recipe after that. Several times through the years, I would poke around on the internet, find a similar recipe, and give it a go. But the cookies were never what I remembered… Soft, chewy, powdered sugar goodness. Until today :). I took pictures so that I could share my success with you :).