Sugar cookies can be time-consuming to make from scratch; sometimes we just need a cookie that is quick and simple to make without any hassle. That’s when you buy a mix.
Now, just force those guilty thoughts that you’re cheating if you use a mix out of your head. We’ve all resorted to using a mix from time to time.
I happened upon this Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix in the Dollar Tree and I immediately saw a lot of potential in this little bag. How can you go wrong when you buy a dozen and a half cookies for a buck?
And just because you’re using a mix doesn’t mean you can’t spruce your cookies up a bit with some food coloring, homemade buttercream icing, and some bright-colored Sixlets.
I used milk in the cookie mix instead of the water the directions called for. I also added green food coloring to the batter to give the cookies the St. Patty’s Day theme I was shooting for. I dropped the batter onto the cookie sheet instead of rolling the cookies out which saved even more time, and look how decorations can trick you into forgetting your cookies started out as a mix.
These cookies were delicious and no one even questioned that they weren’t made from scratch.
Sixlets are a nostalgic candy. What candy most says nostalgia to you?