Ruth Macy of Barre, Vermont has an easy way to dress up a boxed cookie mix. “I combine 1/3 cup of baking cocoa with 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon,” she says. “I add this to the mix for a quick and tasty change of pace.”
When my children were younger, we'd make dozens of different cookies and candies. Then we'd pack up an assortment of each and deliver them to friends. These mouthwatering wafers were always a favorite.—Phyl Broich-Wessling, Garner, Iowa
"Because you start with a store-bought cookie mix, it takes no time at all to make these minty treats," says Christina Hitchcook of Blakely, Pennsylvania. She usually drizzles melted chocolate chips over the cookie tops, but pink candy coating looks lovely for Valentine's Day.