I love spending time with my family, but there is a verrrryy fine line between family time and slaughter time.
Like, I work all day and come home and cook dinner and stuff. Plus, um, I have a food blog and let’s get real: there’s no shortage of delicious treats all week long, and that’s sayin’ something.
So you can understand my frustrations when their “summer vacay” translates to staying in pajamas until two pm watching mindless daytime TV (which let’s be honest, is awful), and not vacuuming up the dog hair everywhere.
When there’s dog hair on my KITCHEN COUNTER, I kindasortafliptheeffout.
Dudes, I feed you. Without me, you’d be dead. Or living strictly off chicken nuggets but NOTFORLONG because I totally buy all the groceries each week and without me, there’d be no nuggets so yeah, y’all would be dead.
So the leassstttt you could do would be to suck up those dog hairs and make my house look like a Better Homes home, perhaps with a fresh pitcher of some kind of fancy, exotic lemonade waiting for me when I walk through the door.
Or just a greeting from the couch–you know, whatevz.
Even though I bake all the time, sometimes I’ll make exceptions and bake things strictly for my family (where photos for the blog are an afterthought–shocking, I know), and usually, these baked goods are strictly bribe food.
It’s like blondies have become money in my house, and I trade them for a dusted living room.
Wanna know what these Snickers Cookies bought?
Yeah, that’s right–a straight-up clean house. Probably because I stuffed them with crack. And a bitchload of butter and sugar. My family loves bitchloads of those things and uh, not any bitchloads from me, fyi.
Plus, as far as they’re concerned, the more Snickers, the better. So when it comes to paying up, Snickers are the best things to exchange for vacuumed floors and glasses of sparkling lemonade. Well, at least the former… we’re still working out a trade deal for the latter.
(Also, the personal fanning and grape-feeding should come soon after, methinks).
1 box Devil’s food cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
About 18 unwrapped miniature Snickers bars
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and butter and stir until a soft yet stiff dough forms.
3. Take a small handful-sized scoop of dough (about 3 Tbsp or so), and press a Snickers bar in the center of the dough. Gently roll the dough around the bar, covering it completely and forming a large mound of dough. Repeat until all cookies have been stuffed.
4. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt, then bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. Allow to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
5. Store airtight, up to 4 days.
At first, I neglected to mention the Snickers were tucked away in a chocolate cookie blanket, so my family was pleasantly surprised to find the gooey, caramely goodness smack dab in the middle of these sweet and salty cookies. And my reward was just as sweet, too (never underestimate the powers of a clean house, people).
Have an awesome weekend!!