Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cookies for Heroes

I do not bake much these days . . . you know, trying to eat healthier, it is just the two of us to eat a whole batch of cookies, etc. 

But yesterday, I had fun baking piles and piles of cookies . . . for some HEROES.

I wish you could pop in with me today for our Christmas party for WorldVenture retired missionaries. They are some of the coolest people and each a hero. You would hear amazing stories of their service to God in different countries around the world.

A little bag of cookies is a small gift, but it comes with deep respect.

This is a great recipe, that I have shared before. It was super easy to make four batches, so give it a try if you also need mounds of cookies for some of your heroes.

Gooey Butter Cookies

1 stick butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 box Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
1 cup chocolate chips
powdered sugar (for rolling the cookies)

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in the dry cake mix. Add chips.

Refrigerate dough for two hours or overnight. Shape into walnut sized balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

And if you are wondering, while this is a dainty cookie, guys love it. 

Happy baking!

PS. WorldVenture is the great mission organization that we serve with. 



  1. Glenda you are the best It is so rewarding to give back and I am taking little gifts up to Children's Mercy Hospital.

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  2. Way to go, Glenda! That's a good thing to do and those cookies are delicious! I am baking very little now also but it's always fun to do in this case.

  3. Truly a sweet idea put into action. Does WorldVenture have a web presence? Why not make that a hyperlink?
    And I liked hearing about you eating healthy... an honor to the Lord to mind the well being of a temple of the Holy Spirit.

  4. Interesting! I have always used a yellow (not lemon) cake mix and never chocolate chips...I might have to try this recipe.

  5. Aww, I love that you baked cookies for those everyday heroes. I'm sure it blessed them. You're such a beautiful soul. Merry Christmas!


  6. What a sweet thing to do for them!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe...anything with cream cheese is good :)

  7. What a magnificent thing to do. That is the true Christmas spirit.
    Thank you for including the recipe. I might just have to give that a try next weekend.
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I see we are both fans of lovely Suzanne.

  8. how sweet you are! :) i need to bake some cookies for my family...we haven't done hardly any holiday baking yet!

  9. LOVE this!
    I am going to bake
    for some unsuspecting
    recipients early next
    week and it makes my
    heart LEAP with joy to
    think of surprising them :)
    These sound melt in your
    mouth wonderful! Thanks
    for sharing your sweet
    moment with me on Monday
    Moments, Glenda!

    xx Suzanne

  10. The recipe looks delicious so I'll have to try it next week. I'm child sitting for my friend's three children and I'm almost positive they like cookies -LOL-.
    As you know, it's not the size of the bag of cookies, it's in the remembering. God bless you, Glenda, and Merry Christmas.

  11. wow...cookies sounds divine n irresistable..
    just found your your space Glends..
    awesome posts with lovely presentation..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  12. What a wonderful reason to bake! Yes for our heroes!

  13. These sound yummy Glenda and what a great reason to bake! Happy Week-end.

  14. Mmmmmm.....think I will need to add that recipe to my file.

    Merry Christmas!


  15. I love any cookie with cream cheese! Sounds super simple too. How nice to be able to share your goodies! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Ann

  16. What a sweet idea, and a yummy looking recipe--thanks for sharing.

    Happy Christmas,

  17. I had never heard of WorldVenture before--it sounds like a great organization! I'm in the midst of baking Christmas cookies now, so I hope mine look half as yummy as yours do!

    Merry Christmas!

  18. I just thoroughly enjoyed reading your 'about me' page! I'm so glad you told me you were also an MK/TCK so that I came here to discover more about you. We are kindred spirits.
    May you have a Merry Christmas, with all your memories! Sending love. Shanda


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