In case of emergency, open box.

Any time cake mixes are on sale for 99 cents, I grab a box of spice cake mix to have on hand for my "go-to" emergency cookie recipe. I got the recipe from a friend many years ago, so I'm not sure of its origin.

These cookies have a texture of their own. They aren't as "oatmeal-y" as the usual oatmeal cookie recipe, but they are still nice and chewy.

The spice cake mix gives them a wonderful flavor. They taste great plain, but I think everything is better with a glaze or frosting, so I give them a drizzle of a glaze of confectioner's sugar and a little milk.

Oatmeal Spice Cookies

1 18.25-oz box spice cake mix
1 cup rolled oats (quick oats also work fine)
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup soft butter (1 stick)
1 tsp vanilla

Optional glaze: confectioner's sugar and a little milk.

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together cake mix, oats and brown sugar. Add egg, milk, butter and vanilla and blend until well combined.

Drop onto greased cookie sheet (I use the smallest Pampered Chef scoop). Bake 8-10 minutes.

If you'd like to glaze them, let cool completely. Mix together confectioner's sugar and just enough milk to make a glaze.

Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen


Julie said...

those look yummy!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love east to make cookies. These look great.

Anonymous said...

I'm adding them to my cookie list :)

Anonymous said...

Your such a wealth of information. Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Wow! Those look really good, and simple! Perfect for this Lazy Mom.

Sara said...

This sounds like a fun way to use a box of cake mix!