Ok, so I'm far from home. I want to make a treat. I don't have a lot of cash, I need to please a lot of people. What should I make?
My sister found this recipe, and we've been playing with it for the past 10 years. Are you ready for this?
One box cake mix (lemon and chocolate are both delicious) (18.25 oz size)
One large egg, beaten
2 cups Cool-Whip
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Combine cake mix, beaten egg and Cool-Whip in a large bowl.
The mix can be chilled at this point for easier handling.
When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350, roll the mix into walnut-sized balls, coat in powdered sugar, and place on a parchment lined or greased cookie sheet, two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until set, but not brown.
Cool on a wire rack, and watch them disappear! This makes a lot of cookies - enough for half a dozen women to scarf at a playdate before their husbands even know they are there! (About 3 dozen, if you want to get technical!)
Or you can share. Your choice.