From Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner Column
Design-to-Suit Cake Mix Cookies
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Up to 1 cup of chopped nuts, candy, chips, raisins, oatmeal, coconut and/or sprinkles
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease thoroughly.
Combine the dry cake mix, egg, oil and 1/4 cup water until well blended. Some mixes may need just a teaspoon or so more of water to make a dough that sticks together.
At this point you can either make plain cookies (drop by rounded teaspoonful onto prepared cookie sheets), fold in the cup of other ingredients and then drop onto the cookie sheets, or roll dough into 1-inch balls and insert a candy (Rolo, Junior Mint, etc) or a whole nut or maraschino cherry or the like. In each case, leave about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are no longer shiny. (I would start checking at 8 minutes, since some candies may add so much sugar the dough will more easily burn.) Makes about four dozen cookies.
Per cookie: 70 calories (47 percent from fat), 3.8 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 1g monounsaturated), 3.9 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 8.8 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber, 98 mg sodium.