Y'all know that I don't as a rule use cake mixes for cakes, but I have on lots of occasions used them for cookies if I'm in a hurry. This is a recipe I have used for years and very likely came from on of the "big name" companies, and even more likely Duncan Hines because that is the only cake mix I buy.
Check the box for spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, and give it a pinch or two extra. I think mixes are little bland sometimes.
You can make your cookies chewy or crisp depending on the cooking time; 7 minutes for chewy; 10 minutes for crisp and brown.
Something else I find very helpful is to chill your dough well before baking.
You'll be thanking me for this one when you get behind on your Christmas cookie baking!
Did I mention I'm linking this recipe to Tuesdays at the Table. Check it out
Cake Mix Cookies
about 2 dozen
1 box of your favorite cake mix
1/2-1 cup, nuts, dried fruit or a combination
1 jumbo egg
1 stick of butter, softened
1. Empty cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
2. Put in jumbo egg.
3. Add softened butter.
4. Mix until dough ball forms.
5. Place dough by tablespoons on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper)
6 Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, 7 for chewy, 10 for crisp and brown.
7. May add chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit.
8. Chill dough if you like for a more uniform cookie.