Need a super quick cookie recipe for the Holidays? Here is one my DH clipped from a "Hints from Heloise" column a couple of years ago. It has become our favorite cookie recipe.
All you need is:
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix only the ingredients listed above in a large bowl. Do not follow the actual cake mix recipe! Drop spoonsful of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool and eat them up!
I alter this recipe just a bit. I use egg substitute instead of real eggs and I use extra light Olive Oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
We have tried this recipe with almost every flavor of cake mix made - even angel cake. Our favorite is definitely the chocolate fudge cake mixes. And then we add m & m's to the batter, or sometimes chocolate morsels, peanut butter morsels, marshmallows - anything we can find really.
It's even better when you can get the cake mix on sale for super cheap - or even use a coupon.
The cookies taste completely homemade, so it's easy to fool your guests ;)
I wish I had a picture to show but we ate them all :) LOL