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Cheaters Never Win, Except in This One Case
We're fairly certain anyone who's ever had to manage a full-time job and bring something to a bake sale has made treats from a boxed mix and then passed them off as "from scratch." (Not that we've, uh, ever done this.) Betty Crocker's new Pumpkin Bar Mix and Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix are seasonal options, while King Arthur Flour's Coconut Macaroon Cookie Mix requires just one additional ingredient (water). If allergies are a concern, most Naturally Nora mixes can be made without dairy and eggs, and most don't contain soy.

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