I didn't really know how to rate the original recipe, since I strayed so far from it! Made these using a Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix. Added the Reviewers' recommended 2 T. oil and 1 t. vanilla. Also added a pinch of salt and about 1 t. instant coffee granules mixed with a few drops of water. (These are difficult to mix - make sure your butter is room temp - my arm was sore from mixing!) Cut dough into thirds and made 3 different kinds. Craisins, white choc. chips and walnuts; Skor candy bar; Reese's Peanut Butter cups. I baked them all for somewhere between 13 and 15 minutes. The craisin cookies were quite soft after cooling. The Reese's and Skor cookies were more firm, but still soft after being completely cooled. I ended up putting all back into the oven on 200 for about 15 minutes. Now I have pretty crisp cookies! This was quite a bit of work, but they taste pretty good with the add-ins and now I know what to do. Don't skimp on the add-ins! *****Also wanted to mention that these puff up quite a bit while baking, but start to flatten as soon as they come out of the oven. I used a small cookie scoop which worked nicely and didn't flatten them at all - they spread out on their own while baking. Perhaps adding a little flour would them stay a little puffed-up? Also, not a strong choc. flavor, but could add cocoa or choc. chips. I posted a pic. Made about 33 cookies.
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I didn't really know how to rate the original recipe, since I strayed so far from it! Made...