Mrs. Salmi's Cookies

I admit that I may have a problem (probably several problems but those will have to be other posts) and this particular problem is with cookies.

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with cookies themselves I have a problem with eating them, or rather not being able to stop eating them.

I am the cookie monster.

I love those little portable pieces of joy.  How can one not love them?

I had some cake mixes that were going to go bad soon so I HAD to make these cookies. 

The back story:   I took piano lessons from the same lady that Mrs. Salmi's daughters did and at every recital, there on the refreshments table, would be the most glorious mound of pinky goodness - Mrs. Salmi's Cookies.

A couple of years ago I asked her for the recipe and she was very gracious to give to me.

So I in turn will pass along this recipe but be forewarned, once you make them, you might not be able to stop making (and eating) them.

One note, the cake mix she always used in no longer in production so I substitute strawberry cake mix for the original.

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mrs. Salmi's Cookies

1 pkg. Duncan Hines cherry vanilla cake mix
1/4 c. flour
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. water
1 c. chocolate chips (I used white chocolate chips this time)

Mix everything together.  Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.

Strawberry mix, vanilla extract, white chocolate chips (that's what I did this time)
Orange mix, coconut extract, & coconut
Orange mix, vanilla extract, & chocolate chips
Pineapple mix, coconut extract, & coconut
Spice mix, rum extract, raisins and/or walnuts
Chocolate mix, almond extract, & dried cherries

The possibilities are endless!  These are perfect to go along with your Cookie Ministry.

This is part of Full Plate Thursday & Works for Me.


  1. Love recipes like this! Quick and easy! Just pinned.

    Cynthia at

    1. Me too! Few dishes, few ingredients, what's not to like?! ;) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Thanks for dropping by Miz Helen! :)


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