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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

.:Girl's Night with Duncan Hines:.

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There's no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com.

I've been fortunate to live in an area where there are lots of wonderful gals that are around my age and stage in life. We have lots of common interests, and we love to get together. You all know that I love crafting and sewing, and I happen to have some fabulous friends who share those interests! We try to make time to have girls' nights so that we can craft and sew uninterrupted, while our husbands have some daddy time at home. But no craft night is complete without some form of treat. (Hey, I've gotta have something to go with my Diet Coke!) This time of year, there seems to be an abundance of goodies to choose from.

There's just something about the holidays that has me busting out my apron, cranking up my Christmas music, and putting together combinations of yummy treats. I don't know why these urges don't come more frequently throughout the year, but my waistline is probably grateful for that!

My friends and I recently got together to have a craft night. We gathered ideas online, and each brought supplies for everyone to make our craft. That meant we all went home with five new crafts! Score! I signed up to be in charge of one of the desserts, and it gave me a chance to try out a cookie idea. I love baking, but with a small family with small children, you can guess who ends up eating most of them while my husband is at work. So this was the perfect excuse to get baking!

Want to make some cookies of your own?

Here's what you need:

- Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. oil
- sugar
- 1 bag Mint Truffle Hershey's Kisses

Pre-heat your oven to 350.

Start off by un-wrapping your candy.

Next you'll make up the dough for a cake mix cookie. This is super easy, and I have always had a chewy, soft cookie as my end result.

Mix up your cake mix, eggs, and oil.

The dough will look like this.

Make small balls of dough, and roll them in sugar.

Put your balls of dough on your cookie sheet.

Bake your cookies for 9 minutes.

Pull them out

and press a candy into the cookie.

Put the cookies back in the oven for 1-2 minutes.

They will look big and puffy when they first come out of the oven. Let them sit awhile before putting them on your cooling rack.

If you can, you may want to put your cookies in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden the candy back up.

And enjoy, perhaps with some hot chocolate! Or even better, some frozen hot chocolate!

Mint and chocolate go hand in hand, and I love having the option of dark chocolate. Hey, it's supposed to be healthier, right?

Remember to check out Duncan Hines' website www.duncanhines.com to find some great recipes for your holiday get-together! I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective


  1. Those look SO good. I love those kisses, too. I just bought some today.
    You're pretty brilliant!

    Also, I'm jealous you have friends who meet up and do things like that! Where can I find people exactly like that!?


  2. These look delicious! Hope you had a great time enjoying them! :)

  3. Those look DELISH! I want to eat them ALL! hahaha. Om nom nom! ;)

  4. YUM!!!!!!, drool, gulp, YUM!!!!!


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