Baking From A Box

When I do my holiday baking, I usually make everything from scratch–most things really do taste better that way. But I’m not too proud to take shortcuts when a box mix works really well, like with these peanut butter kiss cookies or these pumpkin spice cookies. Last weekend I did some baking from a box to send some goodies back to college with my son.

Baking From A Box

These are are easy as could be–just thaw (overnight) and bake. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool before succumbing to the warm, flakey, chocolatey goodness!

Baking From A Box

Santa brought me this Ninjabread men kit, and I knew they would be perfect to bring a smile to my son’s face on his first night back in his dorm room.

Baking From A Box

This kit did require some work–make the dough, refrigerate it, roll it out, cut out the ninjabread men, bake, and decorate–but they turned out surprisingly well!

Ninjabread Men

Do you ever do your baking from a box? 

Do you have a favorite box mix recipe?

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9 Responses to Baking From A Box

  1. I usually never bake from a box. I’m a “from scratch” type of girl however I HAVE made frozen dinners lol but I do see there are lot of really good looking box type (frozen) baked goods at TJ’s I’ve been eyeing…

    And those chocolate croissants! YES! I’d make those haha, I can’t make that from scratch! :P
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  2. Gingerbread ninjas?! These are amazing!! Love basically any TJ prepared food:)
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  3. Kim says:

    Ummm…the majority of my limited baking comes from a box. I just don’t enjoy the mixing and measuring!!!
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  4. When I am time crunched I totally bake from a box!

  5. neurosciency says:

    i just tried the apple blossoms from TJs today. i was wondering about the chocolate croissants though. i may try those next.

    and those gingerbread ninjas are awesome!

  6. Kierston says:

    I’ve never baked from a box. I only started baking a few years ago. I enjoy that time to slow things down :)
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