Saturday, December 1, 2012

Affordable Treats

When the Christmas season comes, I expect my food budget to increase.  But, I try to moderate this increase.  I choose cookies that involve more work than cost.  I am careful about when I use nuts (an expensive ingredient) because not everyone likes them.  I make a variety of cookies and don't make all chocolate chip ones.  

Today I was pondering what snack to make to take to a gathering.  I found a very affordable one to make.  I realized that sometimes I make cookies because I want people to think I'm a good baker--I know this is prideful and totally silly!!  Once this occurred to me, I decided to make something I thought other people wouldn't make, but that would give variety.  

I made the snickerdoodle chex mix.  Here's a link to the recipe:  Snickerdoodle Chex Mix
I did substitute Rice Chex and Kix for the cereal, because that's what I have.  It's a simple and quick snack to make.  


  1. Sometimes it's okay to take pride in the gifts and talents God has given us. I've had your cookies. You are a good baker. Although, I love me some Chex Mix, too!

  2. Thanks for your encouragement my friend :)