These cookies are easy to make, and so delicious. Oatmeal and walnuts add to the chewy texture.

Karen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, mix butter and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in cake mix, quick oats, and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass that has been buttered and dipped in sugar.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

104.9 calories; 1.5 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 17.4 mg cholesterol; 116.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2006
I LOVE this recipe! I don't think I'll ever make cookies from scratch again; plus there are so many variations that can be done with this. A few that I have tried are: Coconut cake mix, with 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips; Lemon cake mix with 1 cup white chocolate chips; Strawberry cake mix with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 3/4 cup white chocolate chips; Carrot cake mix with 2/3 cup oats and 1/2 cup raisins. YUMMY! I have so many more flavors to experiment with! I did find that I had to bake them a bit longer than the recipe called for, about 11-12 minutes. Try this one, you won't regret it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
Doesn't taste anything like real cookies but a good short-cut. Something about yellow cake mix just doesn't taste right to me I guess even though the oats and walnuts were a good choice. The good thing is this recipe is easy to change up using the same measurements but various ingredients. Tonight's sweet-tooth attack was handled by a spare box of vanilla cake mix 1/2 cup sweetened coconut 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 tsp almond extract 1/4 cup oil and a splash of milk. The kidlet loved them and named them Puffy Clouds. I still prefer the real thing. Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
I LOVE this recipe! I don't think I'll ever make cookies from scratch again; plus there are so many variations that can be done with this. A few that I have tried are: Coconut cake mix, with 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips; Lemon cake mix with 1 cup white chocolate chips; Strawberry cake mix with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 3/4 cup white chocolate chips; Carrot cake mix with 2/3 cup oats and 1/2 cup raisins. YUMMY! I have so many more flavors to experiment with! I did find that I had to bake them a bit longer than the recipe called for, about 11-12 minutes. Try this one, you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
Didn't have a yellow mix so instead used a devil's food. Also used margarine. I didn't press down left them in balls as I like a cakier softer cookie. These were delish! They tasted like little brownies. The only other mod. I used nuts and choc. chips and M&M's to equal 1/2 cup total. These were not sticky at all and were a snap to make economical and very uniform because the dough was beautiful to work with and easily made so with the help of a cookie scoop. I only had an ALDI'S brand mix which is super cheepo and they still were wonderful. Didn't taste like a mix at all. Versatile recipe and so quick and easy not to mention good-tasting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
My mother made these for my kids when she came to visit. She used a lemon cake mix and added a package of lemonade kool-aid and a Tbls. of lemon juice. These were sooooo good. I can't wait to try other variations......... I just tried another concoction of a spice cake mix with craisins raisins and walnuts. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
I have been using this recipe for a few years now and just noticed that I have never reviewed it! This is my favorite recipe when I need to make some cookies in a pinch. I always have a cake mix eggs butter and oatmeal on hand then I can add in whatever else is handy. We have done all sorts of combos using things like chocolate chips toffee bits coconut raisins nuts white chocolate chips etc. They are universally loved by everyone who has eaten one. I wouldn't say these are a top tier gourmet cookie but they are so darn tasty considering how incredibly quick and easy they are to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
GREAT cookie. Very tasty and very easy to make. I thouroughly enjoyed the very large amount that I ate Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2003
This batter goes together easily and quickly. They would be great roll & bake but I used my cookie scoop and flattened them a little because they don't spread much. I substituted with a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips instead of nuts then sprinkled powder sugar after baking. They were crispy and chewy in all the right places! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
These are the best cookies I have ever made! I made these with some vanilla extract chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I flattened them a bit before putting them in the oven and baked them for only 8 minutes (they were just barely golden on top when I took them out). I will never make cookies from scratch again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2003
This recipe couldn't be easier!!! I substituted white cake mix for pecan mix and added pecans instead of walnuts. I also increased the baking time to 14 minutes because I used a baking stone instead of a cookie sheet. More of our favorites include cherry cake mix with white coconut chocolate mix with walnuts and golden mix with raisons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2007
I just drug them out of the oven and I have already eaten two! I used golden butter cake mix and walnuts. I WILL be keeping this recipe around!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
Doesn't taste anything like real cookies but a good short-cut. Something about yellow cake mix just doesn't taste right to me I guess even though the oats and walnuts were a good choice. The good thing is this recipe is easy to change up using the same measurements but various ingredients. Tonight's sweet-tooth attack was handled by a spare box of vanilla cake mix 1/2 cup sweetened coconut 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 tsp almond extract 1/4 cup oil and a splash of milk. The kidlet loved them and named them Puffy Clouds. I still prefer the real thing. Read More
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