Cake mixes bought with the best of intentions have been sitting in our cabinet for far too long -- and then I ran across this recipe yesterday. 20 minutes later, I had 2 dozen great cookies. My edges were a little thin and crisp, but that was MY FAULT; I didn't follow the directions and roll the dough into little balls, but just dropped the dough onto the pan. I will be more diligent next time. A cookie recipe really can't get any simpler than this and still be any good. NOTE that most of the reviewers who gave this recipe less than 5 Stars had *changed* the recipe. My advice is to follow the recipe exactly (2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil with an 18.25 ounce box of cake mix) without adding, subtracting, or changing anything -- then get creative on the next go-round, if you like. That way you KNOW if your changes improved on the original or not. Just for kicks, I made a frosting mix and topped some of the cookies with it. That was good, too. I think the real beauty of this recipe is that it is SO simple, yet results in good cookies. That said, a little imagination (or just checking out what other reviewers added) can give you a wide variety of cookies with just a simple addition or two. Have fun!
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Cake mixes bought with the best of intentions have been sitting in our cabinet for far too...