Clean Out Cookies 

Most times on the weekends I like to try and do some sort of “project” in the kitchen with Hucklebaby. I can’t tell you how inspired I get by Pinterest baking projects and how I want to do EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. of them. Most times I have great intentions but get tired of all the steps about half way through. I’m betting it’s because of my impatient 4 year old helper.

I honestly have no idea of the ingredients I have in my baking cabinet. So when I’m at the store I always just buy more because I don’t want to have to come out again and get something for whatever recipe we are making.

Well for this year, as I’ve said before…I’m cleaning out and organizing. Before I would have looked up a recipe on Pinterest, made a list (without really checking what we already have) and grabbed everything from the store.

Not today kiddos. Not today. This is what I call clean out cookies. Because honestly I’m using stuff I already have before I go get other things…

Yes, I could have just made the sugar cookies…but for some reason I’m not really a fan of sugar cookies. SUGAR – absolutely. Sugar cookies…not so much. I do remember loving my grandmothers Snickerdoodle Cookies so I grabbed cinnamon and sugar. Then I thought I would step it up and put the cinnamon back, and went for the Apple Pie Spice instead. It totally smelled like Christmas when we were making these. 

I don’t remember how much I spent on this Pampered Chef pan… but I know it was way toooooo much for what it is. I use it every chance I can though. Not that it’s so wonderful… just that if I spent that much money on it, I’m going to use it. Such an old person thing to do. 

We put a layer of sugar and apple pie spice on the bottom of the pan to make a nice little sweet crust on the bottom. 

Make sure to let your kiddos help do all the things they can. Spray the pan – yep. Mix the sugar and spiced together – yep. 

Roll the dough balls around like PlayDoh. Sure. Why not. 

And here they are… in a perfect world I would have made some sort of chocolate or crumb filling to put on the top to fill those pockets. I of course would never take these to a function because they do look a little odd… but for my family they totally work.

I put them back in for another 5 minutes or so after this picture. They needed a little longer than I expected.

So there you have it. Another round of Clean Out Cookies. You’ll probably see more random recipes in the future as I continue to clean things out. I love that my family is brave enough to eat them all. 

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