Cheater Cookie Dough--7 Virgins

Marsha Gardner


I don't use too many mixes in my kitchen, but these cookies make the exception. They were the perfect cookie to use to teach my granddaughters, and they had 7 virgins to choose from.

We call them 7 Virgins because my oldest granddaughter thought I said virgin instead of version. She told her teacher that she she made 7 virgins with her grandma and it has become a family joke.

Since then I have added several other "virgins".

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min



1 box
yellow cake mix
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
self-rising flour
1 c
real mayonnaise (don't use salad dressing)

How to Make Cheater Cookie Dough--7 Virgins


  • 1In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and beat to a firm, smooth dough. Pack dough into measuring tablespoon and level off over sides of bowl.

    Drop 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 350° for 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes til they are no longer "wiggly" when touched. Transfer to completely cool on a sheet of foil (shiny side up).

    Store covered at room temperature or freeze to use up within several months.
  • 2VERSION 1:
    Add 10-12 oz. mini chocolate chips along with the mayonnaise and use beaters to incorporate into dough. Continue as above.
  • 3VERSION 2:
    Add 1 bag (12 oz. or to taste) peanut butter morsels plus 1 c. finely chopped dry roasted peanuts. Continue as above.
  • 4VERSION 3:
    Frosted Plain - bake up plain cookies from basic recipe and right out of the oven, while still hot on the baking sheet, wipe top of each cookie with a dab of canned ready to spread frosting (any flavor).
  • 5VERSION 4:
    Sugar Cookies - Bake up plain cookies from basic recipe. Flatten each spoonful of dough slightly with 3 fingers and dust in colored sugar. Continue as above.
  • 6VERSION 5:
    Spice Cookies/Gingersnaps - when putting mayonnaise into recipe, also beat in 1 T. ginger and 1 T. apple pie spice (or less to your liking). Continue as above.
  • 7VERSION 6:
    Pecan Sandies - when beating in mayonnaise also beat in 2 c. finely chopped pecans. Continue as above.
  • 8VERSION 7:
    Chocolate Cookies - use devil's food cake mix instead of yellow cake mix in basic recipe. Continue as above.
  • 9VERSION 8:
    Lemon Crinkles/Orange Crinkles- use a lemon cake mix instead of a yellow cake mix and add 2 teaspoons lemon/orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon lemon/orange extract to basic recipe. Roll balls in powdered sugar before backing. Continue as above
  • 10VERSION 9:
    Red Velvet Cookies - use a Red Velvet Cake mix in place of the yellow cake mix. Continue as above.
  • 11VERSION 10:
    Spiced Chai Latte - use a white cake mix in place of the yellow cake mix. Add 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon spiced chai latte mix. Continue as above.

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About Cheater Cookie Dough--7 Virgins

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids