Use your favorite yellow (or white) cake mix for these cookies.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix butter, shortening, egg yolks and vanilla. Thoroughly blend in cake mix 1/3 at a time.

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  • If dough is dry add 1 to 1/2 teaspoons water. Half cup chopped nuts, chocolate morsels, coconut, or raisins can be added to dough.

  • Roll dough into long smooth roll and chill until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Slice cookies about 1/4 inch thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet about 8 minutes or until cookie is light brown around edges. Cool cookie on sheet about 1 minute before removing to rack.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 32.4mg 11% DV; sodium 213.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2009
I made these and added 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup or so of milk chocolate chips. The dough will seem very dry but it cut fine after chilling and baked up beautifully. I don't think Jennymoon did it right....they aren't that bad. They tasted like little yellow cakes with built in chocolate frosting...Yum!! They were a very good quick cookie to make in a hurry.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2003
This is by far the worst cookie recipe I've ever had the misfortune to find and make. It's dry difficult to cut and doesn't taste good. Spare yourself! Read More
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5 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2003
This is by far the worst cookie recipe I've ever had the misfortune to find and make. It's dry difficult to cut and doesn't taste good. Spare yourself! Read More
(83)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2009
I made these and added 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup or so of milk chocolate chips. The dough will seem very dry but it cut fine after chilling and baked up beautifully. I don't think Jennymoon did it right....they aren't that bad. They tasted like little yellow cakes with built in chocolate frosting...Yum!! They were a very good quick cookie to make in a hurry.... Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2005
Not as bad as Jennymoon stated. Cut the oil increase butter to 1/2 cup and add nuts or chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2009
The batter smelled tasted and looked wonderful...alas it was utter deception. These cookies burn easily even at a lower temp setting. They thin out very quickly and end up very hard without being burnt. The idea is great b/c you can use a variety of cake mix flavors and add-ins. They turned out very dry and looked a mess... Read More
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