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The Really, Really Good Cheat
We're pretty sure anyone who's ever had to hold down a full-time job and bring something to a holiday cookie exchange has considered making treats from a boxed mix or refrigerated dough. (Not that we have any experience whatsoever doing this.) Immaculate Baking Company has three seasonal varieties, available at Whole Foods Market: Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough, Ginger Spice Cookie Dough and Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Dough; while Betty Crocker has a new Snickerdoodle mix this year.

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