Last night hubby and I experimented with making sugar cookies in an electric mini pancake maker. Last year, I bought a mini pancake and mini doughnut maker during the holidays and never really used them. So, we decided to see if we could use them for something other than what the box indicated.
We took a basic sugar cookie recipe, dropped small little portions into each pancake area, and closed the lid for about a minute (depending on how crunchy or soft you want them). They came out great. They were slightly larger than a Nilla Wafer and tasted fantastic.
Now that we know that works, we could buy the refrigerator rolls of cookie dough and just make a small batch of a few cookies when we want them!