This is the easiest chocolate cookie recipe I have ever made. Wish we had Pinterest when my kids were growing up, they would have been baking every day, but my kids would talk their older sister into making cookies for them almost every day. She learned early to make recipes and became a great baker, loved it, still does and she is a great cook.
But with this kind of recipe, I would have been buying baskets full of cake mixes since almost everything you need, except fresh eggs and oil. And any variation you would like to add; coconut, nuts, (there yummy) chocolate chips, or chocolate sprinkles to roll cookies in. Use your imagination, let me know what you decide.
So grab a large bowl and spoon, no need to break out the Kitchenaid mixer for this recipe.
In that large bowl, mix cake mix, oil, vanilla and eggs with spoon until dough forms. Hum, to easy, yep just like that. I’m sure you have seen some of these recipes using boxed cake mixes, so many things you can do with them. Dump cakes are great too, many a time I made these.
Now the only time-consuming part is waiting for the dough to chill so you can roll tablespoons of dough to roll in some sugar. I had some fancy gold sugar crystals to roll them around to coat.
Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. I have used powdered sugar with one of my batches during the holidays.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on pan; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered in a large container or Ziplock bags. Enjoy!!
Another way to use this cake mix is to stir up the ingredients, measure out cookies in a heaping tablespoon and wrap the dough around a Rolo candy, flatten slightly and bake, You will have caramel and a bit more chocolate in every bite!!