Monday, August 22, 2011

Good Old Days

I had my 10 year high school reunion this weekend.  I know, I know....that is not that long, but it just makes me feel old!  However, after going I've come to realize that ten years REALLY isn't all that long!  Most of us looked pretty much the same as we did in high school (senior awards night)

...and all of the high school "groups" were still in order!  It was almost funny!  We had Friday night in the cafeteria (that was interesting) and seeing all the same groups sitting together at our old cafeteria tables was kind of funny.  Everyone made a comment about it!  After that dinner, we went to the football game.

  For all of you who may be like one of my best friends' husband...there are, indeed, high schools like Friday Night Lights!  My high school is one of is HUGE!!  Unfortunately, our game Friday was pitiful...but we were still jumping up and down at the end of the game when we finally scored to make it 35-7!  Woo Hoo!  Anyway, Saturday night was at the local ag museum...a cool place for a party when the band isn't too loud.  Unfortunately, we couldn't really hear anything other than the band; so, about half of us ended up outside for a while.  Still it was good seeing people.  Just with that more people had been able to come...sure missed Katherine!

These cookies are kind of a flash back for me, too.  My aunt used to make these WONDERFUL cookies when I was growing up.  I thought they were the BEST...and we pulled them out of her monk cookie jar!  Such fun. 

Turns out...they were just cake mix cookies.  I have a typical cake mix cookie recipe that I use, but the Southern Living book has a slightly different version.  These were good, I thought, but I do think that I prefer my typical version.  But who can resist a cake mix cookie?  Not many!  Enjoy!

Cake Mix Cookies from Southern Living Incredible Cookies
1 box cake mix (I used butter pecan...called for chocolate)
1 egg
1/2 container thawed cool whip (oops! I used the whole thing, just saw that it said half!)
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Combine first three ingredients...will be sticky!  Stir in pecans.  Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into balls and roll in the powdered sugar.  Place on baking stones.  Bake in preheated over for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven then remove cookies from sheet to cooling rack.  Enjoy!


Erica said...

How fun! Always good to reconnect with old friends! Ive had these cookies once and loved them! I should totally make a batch!

The JR said...

The cookies sound good. Don't believe I've ever had them.

Michelle said...

Claire, is that 1/2 of an 8-oz, 12-oz, or 16-oz. Cool Whip container? We have a Red Velvet cake mix in our cabinet that needs to be used, and a church social Sunday is a good chance to do so. Thought I'd experiment with this recipe.