1 (18.25 ounce) devils food cake mix
1/2 Cup vegetable shortening
2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon water (Mom adds vanilla instead of water)
1/2 Cup sifted powdered sugar
(Mom also add finely chopped pecans.)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stirring until smooth.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Yield is 4 dozen.
These are self trimming cookies that are moist and chewy. We make dozens and freeze them before the holidays. They can then be taken out of the freezer as needed. Fresh homemade cookies are minutes away! This recipe came from a high school classmate, Sherry!