Monday, September 14, 2015

Easy Tailgate Cookies

Happy Football Season! How did everyone's team do this weekend? My Rebels head into week three still undefeated! Confession I actually wrote that sentence Friday afternoon and I've been terrified from the minute I wrote it to the last tick of the game clock that I'd jinx them. If you aren't an Ole Miss fan this is probably confusing seeing as we've scored over 70 points in both of our games, but any other Rebel fans will totally understand what I mean. Next week we head to Tuscaloosa to play the Tide and I'm afraid there just aren't enough prayers in the world for us to come back home with that win.

With tailgate season now in full swing I want to share an easy recipe that you can customize for your team. Tailgating is HUGE at Ole Miss and one of the things I most miss about college. My sorority always did a catered tent so I never had to worry about bringing a dish because I knew our tent chairwoman had arranged for platters of chicken salad sandwiches and Mississippi Sin dip or Chic-fil-A minis and sausage balls depending on the time of kick-off. But I realize the Ole Miss version of tailgating and the normal version of tailgating are vastly different, so that isn't most people's experience. When attending a tailgate, or home viewing party, most people are expected to make something to share, and today's post is for you.

These easy tailgate cookies are not only really delicious, but customizable for your team colors ensuring they'll be a hit at your tailgate!

Combine 1 box white cake mix and 1 box Jello instant vanilla pudding in a large bowl plus 1 stick softened butter and 2 eggs. It should now be very thick

Roll the dough into balls depending on how large or small you want your cookies. Roll the dough balls in decorating sugar. I obviously used red and blue for Ole Miss, but you can use whatever your team colors are! Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, this is important or else the sugar on the bottom of your cookies will stick, and bake for 9 minutes at 350.

I ended up with 20 cookies, but I'll probably make them a little smaller next time because they're a little rich. I love these cookies because they have a unique vanilla flavor that you don't get in normal sugar cookies and because they start with a cake mix the insides are more fluffy like a cupcake while the outside will be like a cookie. These cookies are so good and easy that they shouldn't just be reserved for tailgates; change up the decorating sugars to match holidays or baby shower or birthday colors!

What's your favorite tailgate recipe?

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  1. those are adorable! I am so thankful our Rebs are 2-0! Better be careful with that pre-game bragging! ;)

  2. This is such a cute and easy way to have team pride!

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