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Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies

(post, David Silva)

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Let's be real, folks. When one is moving, do you pack your pantry items or donate? Perhaps both? However, when one has an abnormal amount of Aunt Jemima pancake mix ... what to do?

I had an apartment sale in an effort to sell as many of my non-packed items as possible. To "lure" people up to my place on that oh-so rainy Saturday, I altered my sign in the lobby: Apartment and BAKE SALE. Everyone loves a homemade cookie. I could charge 2-for$1 and make a fair amount of dough (pun intended).

That said, I said to myself, 'Why not make cookies with Pancake Mix". I had almost an entire box and it's almost like flour, right? Here's what I did:

2 cups of Pancake Mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
left over chocolate chips from my previous blog
1/2 cup of Terbinado (also an abnormal amount in the pantry)

1. I creamed the Terbinado with the eggs
2. Add a touch of maple syrup for that "pancake" effect
3. Stirred in the oil. (The box suggested adding oil for actual pancakes so I said "Eh, why not?") 
4. Slowly add the pancake mix till a nice consistency is formed (about 2 cups.)
5. Spoon out little drop cookies 2 in. apart on a cookie sheet and sprinkle the chips on top.
6. Bake for 10 mins.

I sold only about a half dozen (Boo! The "luring people with sugar" plan did not work) but they turned out pretty tasty. I brought the leftovers into the office and got positive feedback overall. Nobody would ever guess I used Aunt Jemima mix, bit one person said they taste "kinda pancake-y". Cool, huh?