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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!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 134 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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