Easy recipes that use cookie mix as an ingredient include the raisin-oatmeal cookie recipe from MyRecipes and the citrus-kissed fig thumbprint cookie recipe from Betty Crocker. The former recipe calls for an oatmeal cookie mix, while the latter recipe makes use of a sugar cookie mix.
To prepare raisin oatmeal cookies, soak 1/2 cup of raisins in 1/3 cup of hot water. Retrieve the raisins after five minutes, and set them aside. Combine the contents of a 17.5-ounce package of oatmeal cookie mix with 1/2 cup of softened butter, 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Fold in the raisins. Place tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches of space in between each cookie. Bake the cookies at 375 F for 10 minutes or until they develop a deep golden hue.
To make citrus-kissed fig thumbprint cookies, combine 17.5 ounces of sugar cookie mix with 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of melted butter and 1 egg to make a dough. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of orange zest. Shape pieces of the dough into 1-inch balls, and arrange them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Press into the center of each cookie with your thumb, and fill each indentation with 1/4 teaspoon of fig preserves. Bake the cookies at 375 F for approximately 8 minutes or until the edges start to brown.