Recipe: Family Visit Cookies

Each time Sean and I have a Family Visit we enjoy having freshly baked cookies. Everyone likes cookies, but since prison is not a place you can get this kind of warm baked goodness we had to get a little bit creative. Here is our recipe so you can enjoy them too. These cookies are not by any stretch of the imagination considered to be healthy, planet-friendly, or something you would likely incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. They are, however, super tasty and really hit the spot when one has no other choices available. Normally we make classic chocolate chip but recently we created a spring time version that is sure to stick around through summer. We hope you enjoy!

Ingredients: 3 packages Betty Crocker ‘just add water’ Blueberry Muffin Mix, 2/3 Cup granulated sugar, dash of salt, 1 Cup plus 2 TBSP room temperature butter/margarine (whatever the prison gives us), 1 egg, 2/3 cup white chocolate chips (we order Ghirardelli brand)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend the butter/margarine and sugar together in a big bowl with a sturdy spoon. Mix in the egg. Add the salt and packets of muffin mix, gently mix until dough forms. If needed add a bit more egg. You want a soft thick dough that is no longer sticky. Add the chocolate chips until it looks good to you. Place rounded spoonfuls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake 8-10 minutes.

For Ice Cream Sandwiches: If you want to be extra, place some white chocolate chips on top of a couple cookies right out of the oven. Cut an ice cream bar from the vending machine in half and sandwich between two cookies with the melted chips on top. Whoa, behold your yummy treasure and savor it’s gooey chocolatey goodness. We recommend eating with a spoon. It’s going to get all over the place and that’s ok, it’s part of the fun!

This is the kind we normally use

Did you try our recipe? We would love to hear how it turned out! Feel free to leave a comment below, email us: or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Thank you to our supporters and friends for your encouragement, kindness & clear bags for Family Visit!!!

**Disclaimer: All photos taken inside my home with products I purchased **

About Sean & Eiam

Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in adult court in El Dorado County, California and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16 without a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime for which he was convicted. Sean and I have been friends since grade school and we were married in 2017. We live and grow together in love with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith, and hope for our future. We embrace this journey, wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to our hearts. This blog is about the past we share, our life together and our fight for justice. Thank you for reading. God bless.
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