Friday, March 6, 2009

Frugal Friday: Chummy Recipe \port-'MAN.-toe\: a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as chummy from cheap and yummy)

McFrug was able to accomplish two things today...ok, more than two things today but these were the two she wanted to talk about. For one, she cleaned out the "baking" cabinets. Do you have these? They are the cabinets that hold flours, sugar, oil, and everything else to do with baking - along with about a zillion bags of chocolate chips, nuts, and things like that which only have about 2 tablespoons of goodies left in them. Sooo, you have all of these little bags, none of which have enough in them to do anything with. What do you do? Throw them out? Oh! Goodness NO! That wouldn't be a very McFrugalpants things to do.

You make "Dump

Making food items out of ingredients that might have been thrown away is one of Cheapo's fun things to do (sort of like Veggie Soup Night). Here' s what she did to get a whole plate of buttery cookies to appear out of nowhere.

Cheapo's "Dump" Cookies
(lovingly titled because you just "dump" everything in)

1 c. flour
1/4 c. wheat flour
(or just white flour if that is what you have)
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Here is what I added: scant amounts of Hershey Chocolate Chips, Store brand chocolate chips, Reeses Peanut Butter Chips, walnuts, pecans, raisins, handful cocon
ut and handful of quick oats.

Preheat oven to 375. Into large bowl, mix all ingredients except add-ins on low speed. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Stir in add-ins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto sprayed cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned (I bake mine on the lesser side because i prefer chewy cookies). Cool slightly before removing from pan onto wire rack. Made 18 cookies - can easily be doubled if you have enough add-ins or you want to freeze some for later.

I'm not doing a cost breakdown of this recipe because as you can see, much of that stuff would have probably been left in the cabinet to get old. Price comes in somewhere around 5 or 6 cents per cookie.

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