This is a great and easy cookie to make on short notice! It reduces the time by using a cake mix as the starting point. Use whatever cake mix you have on hand and add any special ingredient to it which you’d like.
1 box cake mix (any flavor….white, yellow, chocolate, spice, fudge marble, etc.)
1/4 cup soft shortening
2 tablespoons water
Optional: 1/2 cup-1 cup special ingredient(s)…..see ideas below*
Mix all ingredients thoroughly with hands. Chill dough for 20-30 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes until delicately browned. (Do not overbake. Cookies will be soft when removed from oven, but will be crisp when cool.) Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
*Special ingredient ideas: butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, nuts, candied fruit, peanuts, etc.
Sample cookie ideas: chocolate cake mix with peanut butter chips, yellow cake mix with chocolate chips, fudge marble cake mix with chocolate chips, devils food cake mix with butterscotch chips…….be creative!
Submitted by Jill McClelland