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Fabulous Food Friday #18

I am a go-by-a-recipe girl. I don’t have to follow it exactly, but I need a starting point. I am not a let’s-see-what’s-in-the-pantry-and-make-something-up kinda girl. I envy those women. This recipe, however, is my one exception. A few months ago, I pulled this together and now it’s an easy keeper!

Cheeseburger Pockets
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tube Grands Biscuits

Brown beef and drain if necessary. Take off burner. Add in cheese and mix until melted. Set side.
Preheat oven to 350º. Roll out each biscuit until thin. Place about 3 large TBSP of meat onto center. Fold in half and seal edges with fork tines. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Dip into mustard and ketchup.

*The last time I made this dish, I thought of these fun additions…Substitute cheddar cheese for pepper jack. Add a couple dashes of A1 sauce to the meat if you like that flavor. You could also sprinkle some chopped onions on top of the meat before you fold over the biscuit.

Thank you, Aunt Ellen, for changing my life with this recipe! Okay, that was little dramatic, but I love that these cookies are simply easy and simply delish!

Cake Mix Cookies
1 cake mix (I used triple chocolate for the cookies in the photo)
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs
Lightly whisk eggs and oil in a bowl. Mix in flour and cake mix until well blended. Roll into 2 inch balls and bake at 350ºfor 7-9 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. For really soft cookies, omit flour.

*So, of course, I have to have some extra tips for all the recipes. I had some leftover frosting in a tub that I “embellished” these cookies with. In the past when I have made these cookies, I have taken two chocolate cookies and sandwiched them with German Chocolate frosting. You could also use Cherry Chip mix and then use vanilla frosting. Sticking with the chocolate cookie you could also use this frosting to spunk them up a bit! So many possibilities! You can also make it easy on yourself and use a 2″ ice cream scoop to help with uniformity.

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    May 29, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    the kids would love both of those! might have to give them a try…sooner than later.

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    May 30, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I want that cookie, yummy

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    June 4, 2009 at 2:40 am

    You are making my mouth water. You do as great a job with the pic's as you do everything else. Luv it all!!

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    February 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    i'll make them tonight. i've made the cookies before.

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    December 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I keep trying to make these cookies because they sound absolutely delicious! but both times I have tried to make the cookie mix it turns out extremely thick and sticky, I can't even get it off my hands to roll it into the balls! any idea where I am going wrong?

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    Tammie Martinez
    January 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Holy cow!! You have saved me! My family will love this! Something different for ground beef! There are soooo many options of add-ins… mushrooms, onions, bacon, olives, etc my mind is reeling! Hahaha
    thank you!!!

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    January 10, 2014 at 1:08 am

    This recipe is definitely going into my emergency "what to fix on a busy weekday night file". As Tammie said, "the add-ons and variations are endless. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I know the entire family will love it.

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    January 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

    So is that 1/4 'cup' flour, for the Cake cookies recipe?

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    January 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    idahoragracer…yes it is! You are the first person to see that mistake so thank you for pointing it out! I fixed it.

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    January 9, 2015 at 2:15 am

    sounds yummy!!! How about adding in some fine diced onion & green pepper when you brown the meat, then add the cheese??
    And sorry, I am one of those who fly by the seat of my pants & try to make something from what I have…sometimes it works out, sometimes not!!! haha
    I love your blog!!!! <3

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      January 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Jan, that would be really yummy! Thanks so much for your sweet words!

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