Melba's Swap Shop: Cookies are always good

Melba's Swap Shop: June 25, 2013
Modified: June 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm •  Published: June 26, 2013
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MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

COOKIES ARE ALWAYS GOOD

DEAR READERS: After your wonderful response to Bobbie Foreman's request for cookie recipes, I know why there is a town in Oklahoma named Cookietown.

MELBA

DEAR MELBA: My 9-year-old granddaughter likes to make these cookies when she comes to my house.

CAKE MIX COOKIES

1 cake mix, any flavor

1/2 cup cooking oil

1 egg

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. In large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, oil and egg. Mix well.

• Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes.

JAN DAVIS, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: I've used this cookie recipe with great success.

Try them with chocolate cake mix or substitute lemon cake mix. The whipped topping needs to be regular, not fat free or sugar free.

CHOCOLATE CRINKLES

1 box chocolate cake mix

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

13/4 cups prepared whipped topping

1 cup sifted confectioners sugar

• In large bowl of electric mixer, blend together dry cake mix, eggs, nuts and whipped topping. Dough will be stiff. Refrigerate about 30 minutes until easy to handle. Heat oven to 350 degrees and move oven rack to middle of oven.

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