Need something for a company potluck at the last possible minute? Are your teenagers' friends hunting through the cupboard for snacks? Do you just not feel like taking the time to measure out a bunch of ingredients? Then this is the recipe for you... the very first cookie recipe I learned to make as a kid....
The proper name would be Cake Mix Cookies, but it's always felt like cheating to make them, so I call them cheater cookies.
one cake mix
optional: chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, oil and eggs until blended. Stir in choc chips (if using). Drop by small scoop (or walnut size) onto ungreased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let sit on pan for about 4 minutes, then move to wire rack to cool.
This is great when using a yellow or chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips. Today I simply used a 'rainbow chip' cake mix. Simple, and they disappear fast.