MIMM: 1st annual cookie swap + cake batter cookie recipe!

Hey guys, happy Monday!
how was your weekend? This weekend was super marvelous, especially with the holidays literally around the corner! { well the weather doesn’t make it seem like it… 70* yesterday in Philadelphia, crazy!} This weekend I finished the rest of the gifts, shopped, we got a walk  in the park, a yummy breakfast did our first cookie swap with the girls in the family. It such a great time, big hit.. we will definitely be doing it next year.. the more the merrier! 😉

MiMM MIMM #77 My Sisters Beautiful Wedding and Birthday Celebrations!

>> Here are some marvelous pics from
the weekend & a recipe! <<

*Look at the end of the post for this recipe!*

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As part of my three cookies I made, I took a stab at cake batter cookies. Cookies + cake batter = match made in h.e.a.v.e.n.
You know you’ve come along way with your baking skills when your sister asks if you made them or bought them. I can’t tell if that was a compliment or insult. HAHA.  They are oh so simple, oh so delicious and oh so mouth watering!
Place some holiday M&Ms in them and you are golden. ENJOY!
Ps. I just realized I bombard you with tons of cookie pics, hope you don’t mind too much 😉

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Ingredients + Directions:

  • 1 and 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 c yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter –> softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg –> @ room tempaute
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1/5 c festive M&Ms { the  more the better! }
  • Pre heat oven @ 350
  • Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cake mix +baking soda. { s.e.t. a.s.i.d.e }
  • Combine the two sugars and butter, cream those together while adding in the egg and vanilla
  • Once that is creamed, pour your flour mix in. Mix together. Add your M&Ms { or whatever you wish } mix once more. {don’t over mix}
  • Place in fridge over an hour plus+, your dough will feel very sticky and thick. that’s what you want.
  • Once you take it out of fridge, bake @ 350 for 10 minutes.
    Cool.. and eat!

Monday’s agenda is a well needed/ deserved mani, gym + last minute things before Christmas eve! I’m linking up with Katie for all these marvel things! have a fab day, xx

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MIMM: Cookie baking + Winterfest

Hey guys, happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! Today I am going to my last FINAL.. Wooo!!!
but before I do, wanted to share some marvelous pictures from the weekend. A coffee date with my mama, Christmas cookie baking + ice skating with my sisters!
MiMM MIMM #78 with Date Night In and Meeting Santa!

Friday morning I met my mom for coffee, as we discussed our cookie swap and baking she said “hold on one minute” ran out to her car and gave me a cookie scoop!  I was so excited and used it right away .. oh the little things!IMG_8065
🙂  Double chocolate chunk cookies with andies mints! YUM.

Saturday, it snowed again. I had to work and it was probably a bad decision to volunteer and be the one to go in… it was D E A D. When I arrived home I wrote all the Christmas cards, just need to send them out!


Sunday, my sisters, brian + I headed down to Philly to the Winterfest. There was ice skating, hot chocolate, pop up stores + more! We haven’t been ice skating in so long.. so it was pretty funny the first few times around 😉




The rest of sunday was low key and relaxing. More Christmas tunes, decorating of the tree and some more baking.
I’ll share this week!

Hope you had a splendid weekend!

Did it snow where you lived?
Do you write Christmas cards or send out pictures?

If you missed Friday’s DIY Christmas post– check it out! Christmas is 9 days away!