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