Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
This recipe comes from a local church, fundraising cookbook. It was submitted by Janice, by dear stepson's Mom. These a good yummy comfort type cookies. Great with that special cup of coffee or glass of milk. Cook time is per cookie sheet.
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels (optional)
- Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl and mix together with spoon.
- Combine oil, eggs& vanilla extract, beat slightly and then add to dry ingredients, stir well.
- Stir in pecans and mix well.
- Stir in chocolate morsels if you choose to add these and mix well.
- Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Drop about 2-inches apart.
- Bake at 325°F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Thank goodness for a good cookie recipe that works when I am out of milk and almost out of sugar!! I omitted the cup of sugar, nuts and chips and added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. I also did 1/2 cup of applesauce to replace 1/2 of the oil the recipe called for. I was going to add raisins but then realized I was out of them too!! These were easy and tasty too!
Let me start by saying I have raised 5 children to adulthood with limited funds, so everything was homemade in my house - I am not, by any means, a novice cook. That said, I was in a hurry and thought I would grab an easy recipe for cookies and, unfortunately, chose this one. The batter was a greasy mess, they spread badly, and could not be removed from the pan without scraping, but when finally removed, crumbled into a still greasy mess. I am very upset that I have wasted the money on the ingredients and the time on these, and still don't have cookies to show for it. Stay away from this recipe!
The cake mix part of this recipe drew me in and I am so glad it did. AFter mixing the ingredients together minus 1/4 c of sugar, I felt it was much too oily. I added in between 1/2-3/4 c flour and the batter felt more cookie like. These cookies came out great as per DH and B-I-L. They are sweet and crunchy. I dd add in a 1/4 bag of chocolate chips as well and the blend of oatmel and chocolate was a HUGE hit.
I will make these often, and I mean often! Thank you for a very adaptable recipe. I am making them this weekend with raisins. Made these again for the From the Pantry Challenge Feb 2012. Jelly I love the ease of these and the "health" aspect of the oatmeal. The boys are working on redoing my pantry so this was a perfect fit for Sunday dessert. Served with ice cream of course.