Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Foodie Penpal



The last day of September means it time to reveal my Foodie PenPal for the month.  I had Molly.  She sent quite the assortment of goodies, including the recipe below for the cake box mix.  It is from Paula Deen and let's just say I am excited to try it out.


I am also pretty excited to check out the Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal.  I am going to have some early mornings coming up and I think this will come in handy.


Thanks Molly for my box of goodies!




Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

by Paula Deen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (24 cookies)
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix.

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes.

The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired.
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And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
 
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
 
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
 
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US and Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only.

If you’re interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!

4 comments:

  1. Oh lord, chocolate gooey butter cookies? Why don't you just kill me now?

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  2. How fun is that? We just signed up!

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  3. Oooooh I want some I want some! I'll take anything that has Paula Deen's name on it. :)

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