This is an old-time recipe.
1 (18.25 ounce) box cake mix*
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon water
Combine all ingredients using one of the flavor variations below. Stir until well blended. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and top as desired. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
To chocolate, add 1 teaspoon instant coffee
To cherry, add 1 cup chopped nuts
To yellow, add 1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup peanut butter
To white, add 1 tablespoon cinnamon
To orange, add 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
To lemon, add 1 tablespoon lemon peel
To spice, add 1 tablespoon candied citron