For today's recipe I thought I'd throw out a little something sweet for when you need to whip up a batch of cookies super fast and don't quite want to go the 'ol break-n-bake route. These things are sooooo simple and the options are only limited to your imagination.
CAKE MIX COOKIES:
1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 c. oil
Mix ingredients together and stir in 1/2 bag of baking chips (chocolate, peanut butter...). Place cookies on an ungreased baking pan and bake in 350 degree pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes.
You can also add in nuts or fruit, if you like. Some great combos are chocolate chip cookies (duh)made with yellow cake mix, and chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or chocolate mint chips (yum!). You can also use a plain yellow cake mix and omit the chips altogether. Roll the cookie dough in cinnamon and sugar for Snicker doodles that will stay moist until the last one is eaten! Another tasty version is lemon cake mix with no chips at all. Simply dust with powdered sugar when they come out of the oven.
If you keep a box of cake mix in the cupboard and chocolate chips in the freezer you'll always be prepared for begging kiddies or unexpected company. You'll always be able to have a batch of oh so yummy cookies whipped up quicker than you can say, "Dessert anyone?".