If all y'all haven't already gotten my cake mix cookie recipe, here it is...
One box cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350F. Empty the cake mix into a large bowl. Stir out the big lumps. Add eggs and oil. Stir until combined. Drop rounded spoonfuls about an inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown.
Now that you have that, you can play with what kind of cookies you want to make. Today I made mint patty chocolate cookies and snickerdoodles.
For the mint patty cookies, you'll need - natch - a bag of mint patties in addition to the above ingredients. Follow the recipe above using your favorite type of chocolate cake mix, but after you take the cookies out of the oven, wait a couple minutes and then press one mint patty into the center of each cookie. Transfer to a paper towel (or a baking rack for you fancy folks) and allow to cool.
For the snickerdoodles, mix 3 tablespoons of sugar with one teaspoon of cinnamon. Take about a tablespoon full of the mixture and add it to the above cookie recipe. Then, instead of dropping the cookies, make 1" balls with it. Then take the balls and roll them in the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture. Set those on the baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart, then press them done with the bottom of a glass. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges start to brown and centers are set.