I bake a lot, and I really enjoy baking from scratch. I love the process and experimenting with new recipes and ingredients that challenge me. But sometimes, for one reason or another, I just don’t have time to bake from scratch, so hacks and shortcuts are welcome.
Especially when those hacks lead to pumpkin spice cookies.
A hack or shortcut isn’t always a bad thing. I’ve found one ingredient that makes absolutely delicious cookies (and muffins, and cupcakes, and breads) with half the effort as baking from scratch.
Enter, cake mix.