To make cookies using a cake mix, combine a box of cake mix with oil and eggs, distribute balls of dough on a cookie sheet, bake the cookies, and frost them after they cool. This recipe offered by Pillsbury takes about 40 minutes and yields 36 cookies.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and pour a package of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Funfetti Cake Mix into a mixing bowl. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl, and add 1/3 cup oil. Stir the mixture into a thick batter.
Pinch off a small section of dough, and roll it into a 1-inch ball. Set the ball on an ungreased baking sheet, and repeat with the rest of the dough. Put several tablespoons of white flour on a plate, dip the bottom of a clean glass into the flour, and press it over one of the dough balls. Repeat with the rest of the balls, dipping the glass into the flour after each one. This prevents the glass from sticking to the cookies.
Bake the cookies for six to eight minutes, then remove them from the oven, and cool on the baking sheet for one minute. Transfer the cookies to a rack or plate until they cool to room temperature, then frost them.