The Cooking Chronicles: Friendship Cookies

The cookbook I most remember from my childhood was a dog-eared, coil-bound Company’s Coming edition. I knew at some point I’d start my own collection of these seemingly indispensable books, and last year, I did. My first, Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen, supplied the recipe for Mack’s absolute favourite cookies, and on Wednesday, I turned to it again for an intriguing recipe for Friendship Cookies.

Calling for cake mix, water, oil, 1 egg, and white chocolate chips, it was the simplest chocolate cookie recipe I had ever come across. I was interested to see how the final product would turn out (and wondered how many experimental batches were made before the version made it to print).

I should have sifted the cake mix (it would have saved a lot of time trying to pound out the lumps), but other than that, it was a straightforward dump-and-combine recipe. I did only end up with about half of the four dozen that the recipe claims to make, but that was fine, as I couldn’t complain about having to put in much effort at all.

The cookies were soft out of the oven, and remained so the day after baking. The off-classic combination of dark cocoa with white chocolate was nice as well.

I just wonder about the name – one would assume that friends would be worth more trouble than a cleverly-developed secondary use of prepared cake mix.

Friendship Cookies

8 thoughts on “The Cooking Chronicles: Friendship Cookies

  1. The recipe does sound easy and they look delicious! I’m going to have to google it up and see what I can find.

  2. Raidar – I was tempted to post the recipe, but I’m still a little weary about the copyright issues surrounding that, so I ended up not doing so. I know it drives everyone crazy (looking at a picture and not being able to have access to the recipe), but until I have a definitive word about that issue, I’m afraid I will refrain from retyping recipes.

  3. Hey Sharon,

    No worries. I’m sure the world of copyright’s, look at the trouble it can cause on chowhound, is a bag no one wants to open. I’ll hopefully wrangle the recipe up somewhere, because they do look delicious!

  4. I love that book! I’ve made the lemon shortbread wedges and the “Oriental Crunch” popcorn several times (which is incredible despite its ridiculous name!)

    I had much worse luck with the Brown Sugar & Spice bears which while they looked great, were a pain to make (and tooth-crackingly hard).

  5. egirl – I haven’t done much with the book besides the two recipes mentioned. I do like the gift basket sections of the book though – I find just flipping through the pages inspires me to create my own basket.

  6. I had recently found a PDF download that you can get by signing up with their newsletter. I tried out a few of the recipes already, including the friendship cookies, and they turned out wonderfull!

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