Fudge Crinkle Cookies

I went to see the movie, Margin Call.  Have you heard of Margin Call?  Yeah, I hadn’t until the day before I agreed to see the movie.  I only watched 1/2 of the trailer online ahead of time.  What could go wrong?  Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, that guy from Heroes, that guy married to Jennifer Connelly, and that guy from Gossip Girl…..

I found it so BORING!  It’s called a “financial thriller.”  The most thrilling thing was when I noticed that the Gossip Girl guy’s character was wearing white socks with suit.  White socks with a suit are scary!

Maybe this movie was too smart for me.  It did take me about 40 minutes to figure what MBS were.  They kept saying MBS all the time!!!  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mortgage backed securities.  I get it, I get it.  Geez, the screenwriter could have just spelled it out a little easier!  I even worked in the mortgage industry for years and I was like, HUH?!

You know what’s EASY to understand?

Fudge Crinkle Cookies!!  I was emailed this recipe recently and it’s so easy!!  I’ve learned to keep boxes of cake mix on hand for these quick wonders too.

Fudge Crinkle Cookies


1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil’s Food cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, mix cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla with spoon until dough forms.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll balls in powdered sugar and place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.  Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.