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Orange Crispy Cookies

 Orange Crispy Cookies
"A boxed cake mix brings these cookies together in a snap," says Fort Bragg, California's Barbara Wentzel. Big on orange flavor but short on kitchen time, the crowd-pleasers are the solution to your bake sale needs. In fact, they're getting so tasty, you might have trouble getting them past your family and to the sale!
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in cereal
  • and walnuts if desired. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for
  • 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 134 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.