Cookies are a wonderfully-diverse dessert delivery system.

Funfetti Day


Despite spring allergies hitting me hard, I was able to go to the grocery store, where I noticed Funfetti Cake Mix on sale for 99¢. Being frugal, I picked up a couple to see what I could do with them.

I've had two recipes in my Pinterest account for quite some time. One is a recipe for Funfetti cookies I've tried before, the other a recipe for funfetti puppy chow that sounded interesting. Since the cookies have to chill for an hour, I had just enough time to make the puppy chow!

They both turned out pretty well. I was skeptical about the puppy chow at first, but I really like cake-flavored things (that aren't cake, for some reason), and these two things definitely fit the bill!

Funfetti puppy chow in a bowl Funfetti cookies on cooling racks

Almond Snowball Cookies


Grandma would make these oblong, sugar-coated cookies every Christmas, and it's taken me years to find the recipe. I finally stumbled across this recipe for Snowball Cookies on What's Cooking America. I'm glad I did, because I've always loved these cookies above (most) others.

These cookies are simplicity itself: Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour, and some toasted nuts. I chose almonds, but walnuts or pecans are good as well.

If you're craving cookies and don't have a lot of ingredients, these are a good choice!

Snowball cookies cooling on wire rack



Snickerdoodles: The gloriously simple cookie with the silly name. The ingredient list is short, and all they require is a bit of chilling, a bit of rolling (frolicking) in cinnamon and sugar, and pop them in the oven.

If you love vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar, you'll love these cookies.

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