Saturday, April 28, 2012

M K 's Wham Bam cookies !

In honor of my one year anniversary with Mary Kay (even though we all know my whole life has actually been Mary Kay) ;) , I've decided to share with you one of my favorite Mary Kay Ash recipes from her personal cookbook! These were here favorite "go-to" cookies when she was having guests or inviting top directors into her home for a "career coffee." (there's some old school terminology for ya!) These are truly the easiest of easy cookies to make, and I always feel so special making them, knowing that one of my biggest life heroes made them all the time. You'll get a little feel for what made Mary Kay Ash, well, Mary Kay... simple, beautiful and so inviting.

You'll only need 5 ingredients:

  • 2 sticks butter softened, salted is best to offset some of the sweetness
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar! Once well mixed, add the egg. Now in a smaller bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda. Once that's stirred together well, add it to the creamed mixture and stir!
For the true Mary Kay way, add a few drops of red food coloring... just 'til the mixture is rosy! ;)
These things are buttery enough all on their own so don't worry about greasing your cookie sheets. Make the dough into tiny little balls, about 1 inch. Now, you can either pop them in the oven as is or..
for the true Mary Kay way, put some flour on a little plate, get out a cup, place the bottom of the cup in the flour and "wham bam" on top of each cookie to flatten them a bit! But only one "wham bam" you don't want them too thin! Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of this process, but you get the drift right?
Bake for 4 minutes and bring them out! Let cool for about a minute and then remove them from the cookie sheet to keep them from baking longer! This recipe yields 100 cookies... yes... ONE HUNDRED COOKIES, so watch out. You'll think you haven't eaten any when really you demolished twenty. ;)
Mary Kay always said, "Everyone has an invisible sign hanging around the neck saying, 'Make me feel important'."

Why not make someone else feel important today... gosh, with ONE HUNDRED COOKIES on your hands, why not make FIVE people feel important today? You've got the time, I'm sure of it... they only take 10 minutes. So go ahead, spread a little Mary Kay enthusiasm today, and don't forget to reward yourself with a few, as well! :)
[the day I "pinned" myself with my Mary Kay pin one year ago]

Happy Anniversary to me and happy Wham Bamming to you!


  1. Okay girl, I've tried 3 batches of these. The first batch turned out like mashed potatoes, and the second two have been tiny pancakes! I cannot figure it out

    1. Never had that happen. Use only all purpose flower and check the age of baking soda, use large egg and check your oven temp and cycling temps. Then to be on save side maybe leave out 1 tablespoon of butter. Would you have an altitude problem. I am a retired Home Economist that use to work for gas and electric companies and help people with their recipes and ovens