Quick Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

With the holiday season approaching, I thought I would share my super fast chocolate-chocolate chip cookie recipe.  This is the recipe I turn to when I realize we have company on the way or an event that I somehow forgot about and I am FREAKING OUT because we have nothing to offer or bring along.  This is what I used to call our “Playdate Cookies” when the kiddos were younger.   They are super easy to make and taste oh so yummy!!

1 box of chocolate cake mix (we typically use Duncan Hines, it seems to make the softest, moistest (is that a word?!?) cookies

2 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup chocolate chips

Set your oven to 350 degrees

Mix the first 3 ingredients together; the batter will be very stiff.

Fold in the 1 cup chocolate chips

Put onto cookie sheets in rounded tablespoons (I use a 1 inch cookie scoop and that makes quick work of it.)

Bake for about 12 minutes  – do not over bake!

Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about one minute, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Pour a class of milk and enjoy!!

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And so it began…

Ever wonder how Kooky Critters started out?  Well here is our story.

 

It all started on a rainy summer day….

It had been raining for days… and not just a shower here and a sprinkle there. This was biblical type rain, coming down in buckets. It was the beginning of our summer vacation and me and the 3 kids had played every board game, watched way too many movies and had exhausted most of our craft supplies.

“Let’s go to the book store, guys” I said. We packed up and headed out into the monsoon, dodging puddles as we drove our way to our local Barnes and Noble. When we arrived, we browsed the aisles looking for story books, novels, crafting books…. anything to keep us busy during what appeared to be our New England rainy season.

I stumbled upon a “Make Your Own Plushies” book and the kids oohed and aahed. Looks like we had a winner! We all sat down on the floor and paged through the book. “Mom, can you make me this one… oh, and this one, and this one” came from my youngest. “I like this one” said my daughter. “Those are pretty cool”, from the 11 year old. They were pretty cool, but we could do better.

We bought the book and waded our way through the parking lot to our van. Back at home, while the kids were looking over the book together again, I started sketching. “What do you think of this guy?”, I asked them. “Yes, Mom! Make me one!!”, they all shouted. I got to work, cutting, sewing and stuffing. When he was finished, we named him Stinky and the first Kooky Critter was born. 🙂 That Critter still sits on my now 14 year old’s bed.

Now we are making personalized Tooth Fairy Critters like nobody’s business.  Of course, we have come a very long way since that first Critter and there have been many updates and improvements to our design.  We carefully hand make each and every tooth fairy pillow just for you.
We hope you like them!  Thanks for reading.
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Stinky…. our first Critter
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Kooky Owl New Year’s Giveaway

Kooky Critter Kooky Owl Giveaway!!

Happy New Year!

We have decided to do a quick little giveaway as a thank you to our fans on Facebook for a fantastic 2012.  We appreciate the support so very much; whether you purchased a Critter, commented on a photo or even just liked a status, it all helps to support and grow this little business of mine, so THANK YOU!!  I hope to see you all commenting and liking in 2013!

Here is our giveaway item…  Kooky owl in the winner’s choice of color

Shipping costs included for USA, Canada and Great Britain.  All other locations will have a shipping credit of $4.00 USD applied

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Custom Critters from your child’s drawing

Did you know we could transform your child’s drawing into a custom plush?  What better gift than to bring their imagination to life?   I have been working on quite a few of these lately and here are just a few.  If you are interested in a quote on a drawing your child has done, just drop me a note at kookycritters1@gmail.com!