In order to keep up with work and do some other fun holiday activities with my daughter, we've had to simplify our holiday baking from what we did last year. In 2005, we made 13 different kinds of cookies all completely from scratch. I think we over did it a bit. On Christmas Eve, my mom offered my daughter a cookie and she said "I'm sick of cookies." LOL! This year, I think we'll make more like 6 or 7 and the following recipe starts off with a cake mix. It is probably the easiest cookie I've ever made and amazingly delcious - goey and chocolately. So if you need a quick, easy cookie especially if you are baking with a young child, here's a recipe for you.
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
1 tub of Kool Whip or other frozen whipped topping (thawing it is ideal but it works frozen if you mix it longer)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar (for rolling)
Mix all ingredients except sugar until well-blended. Roll dough into 1-inch balls then roll balls in sugar and placed on an ungreased pan. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.