One of my favorite people on the planet, Dana, knows a thing or two about being efficient. She's a single parent. Who home educates her three children. To top academic scores and honors. And runs her own business. Which has grown from nothing to a client base of hundreds in under four years. Almost entirely by satisfied word of mouth. Featured not only in her local paper but also on The Old Schoolhouse magazine's Speaker Bureau.
So when she mentioned that she made 24 dozen cookies for the freezer in under an hour, I paid attention.
Dana's secret lies in knowing the appropriate use of "semi-homemade."
The basic recipe: One box cake mix, 1 egg, 1 stick melted butter, add-ins (chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles etc) to taste. Mix and divide into two rolled logs to freeze. Slice cookies off log as needed and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
The variations are endless depending on what flavor cake mix one selects and which add-ins. Dana warns if you select chocolate cake mix, add a tablespoon or two of water. Other varieties of mix don't seem to require this.
Delicious simplicity with endless variety. Perfect!
For other holiday cookie recipes, check out the links at Raising Olives.