Saturday, June 6, 2015

Spicy Mangodoodles

Part of my job is consistently keeping up with food trends. Of course, doing that covers a gamut of areas, one of which is "Packaged Foods". Because some of my work is styling for packages, I'm always browsing the shelves of the stores I visit to see the big brand names, as well as the small local products, are doing.

Though I'm usually a "bake from scratch" kind of gal, I like to pick up new flavors of mixes to try and see if I can tweak them a bit. I found this cookie mix the other day while scanning the shelves and was intrigued by the flavor - "Mango". Always a fan of the fresh mango, I thought I would give the mix a try. One of our favorite ways to eat fresh mango and pineapple here at home is to sprinkle the spicy taste of Trechas all over it. I also love "Snickerdoodles" so that pretty much sums up how I came up with this easy recipe. Give it a try, or if you find the mix and try something different, let me know in the comments below. I'm thinking of putting a scoop of mango sorbet in the middle of two of these cookies for a yummy summer ice cream sandwich. Sounds good, right?

Spicy Mangodoodles

1 Box of Pillsbury Mango Cookie Mix
1/2 Cup softened butter
1 Egg

Trechas Spicy Powder (Usually found in the produce section or Latin aisle of grocer)

Make Cookies per instructions on back by mixing the soft butter, egg and cookie mix until a soft dough forms. Roll in balls and then dip tops in Trechas powder. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes. The powder can burn quickly so keep an eye on your cookies depending on what size you make. I used 1 and 1/2 tsp of dough per cookie.