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(post, David Silva)
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?