Saturday, December 16, 2017

Devil's Food Cake Mix Cookies (a re-post)

Simple and so good- these are great to add to your cookie sampler platter for Christmas.

It's always good to have a box of cake mix handy for those unexpected times when cookies are needed.

I make them with and without nuts, with and without powdered sugar--and they're always a hit.

1 box devil's food cake mix
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tbsp. water
1/2 c. vegetable shortening (I don't ever cook with shortening, except when an old recipe of mine calls for it and I don't want to change a thing.)
1/2 c. chopped nuts *optional
Powdered sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, water and shortening until well blended. Stir in nuts. Shape into small balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You may do a second dusting in powdered sugar after they are baked and cooled for a whiter cookie.

 Makes about 48 cookies.

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