Wow! Yay Facebook! That’s where I first saw this cookie shortcut. Thank you, Wendy Z. If you don’t know this secret already, you’re in for a delightful treat. These cookies are simple and quick to make, and will bring smiles to any and all who have the good fortune to eat them.
Note: Attention bakers! This recipe isn’t a substitute for your traditional Christmas favorites—the ones you love to bake each year. No, this is designed to help you make lots of yummy cookies, lots of ways without spending lots of time baking them. Oh, I know, I used to be a purist. Everything had to be made from scratch, but now, well, time is precious…I’ve let that go.
Ready? Here goes:
1 cake mix (any variety)
½ c. oil (I use coconut)
Mix all ingredients, then add about 1/2 cup (each) of whatever suits you…your favorite nuts, any variety of chocolate chips, M&Ms, Reese’s pieces, toffee, raisins, dried cranberries or apricots, coconut…anything! Go ahead – be creative!
Drop spoonfuls on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (parchment paper is very helpful)
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes
Let cookies cool for about 10 minutes – they will be easy to pick up and put on cooling racks
This recipe will make about 4 dozen scrumptious, light and crispy cookies.
I recently took some Mixxies (lemon with orange zest and red velvet with walnuts) to some co-workers. They were a hit! What kind of cake mixes do you already have in your pantry? What better way to say Merry Christmas than with a plate of fresh-baked cookies! Now that you know this secret, you can give a mountain of cookies to your family and friends.