Has baseball taken over your house like it has mine? Joel grew up in Kansas City and therefore is a big Royals fan. The last time they were in the World Series, he was not yet 1 (and I wasn’t alive). He has always had “see the Royals play in the World Series” on his bucket list and last Monday night he got to mark it off.
Unfortunately, they lost game 1 but he still had a blast and couldn’t get enough of the atmosphere.
So needless to say, my house has felt like a bundle of nerves as we have watched these games play out. We’re sitting watching the game as I write this. After last night’s loss, we needed a little pick me up so when we were at the grocery store, Noah and I picked up the Blue Velvet cake mix that he begs for every time we go to whip up something festive. After discussing ideas, Noah thought cookies would be best so we went to work.
This time around we decided to mix in some quick oats and chocolate chips. White chocolate would have been great with the buttery vanilla (blue) cake mix but alas, we didn’t have any…what kind of food blogger am I?
Nuts would be a great addition too but the biggest Royals fan in our house doesn’t like nuts so we skipped them this time. He got lucky.
These are dense and seem like cookies that would dry out quickly, so eat them within a day or two. We shouldn’t have a problem with that…..
Let’s pull it together Royals and take that crown! Otherwise I might have to move out for a couple of days because it will be grump city around here.
- 1 cake mix
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (and/or nuts, raisins, white chocolate...)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together, dough will be very thick.
- Scoop onto greased or parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet then remove to rack to cool completely.
October 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm
These are beautiful! But how much dye do you put in? I want them to be blue! Thank you!
October 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Thanks! I used a blue velvet cake mix which gave the blue color. If you use a white or yellow cake mix I would recommend using a gel food coloring and you usually don’t have to use much to get a pretty saturated color. I use a toothpick to stir it then put little dabs, stir and see if it’s the color I’m looking for (always less than 1/4 tsp. with the gels).