I made these last night just as "something different" for Father's Day, and now I'm thinkin' I might need to hide 'em so I don't eat 'em all before we make it to Dad's house this afternoon.
1 18.25oz box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 cup of Butter-Flavored Shortening
1 Tbsp of Water
Combine water, shortening, and eggs and beat until mixed smooth; then add cake mix powder and mix into dough. (It'll seem like there's not enough liquid, but keep mixing, it makes a pretty stiff dough). Form dough into balls (I used my 1Tbsp measuring spoon to scoop for consistent size, it makes a decent-sized cookie), then roll 'em in powdered sugar 'til they're coated.
Place the dough-balls two inches apart and bake on a greased cookie sheet (I used the Butter-Flavored Crisco for that) -- 375 for ten minutes.
Cool 'em on the cookie sheet for about five minutes, then use a spatula to move 'em to foil or a cooling rack.
The recipe text that I have says this makes four dozen, but I came up with three cookies short of three dozen, so maybe I should have scooped with a smaller spoon... They're good though, a lot better than the two batches of cookies I burned for Christmas. ;)