An Ode to Ready Made Dough

I used to be a scratchist. I made everything from scratch and sniffed at those who didn’t. After all, it barely takes more time to mix up some dough right? But then I started the breaking down of my barriers with the peanut butter dough for my Reese’s cup cookies at Christmastime. Then I started making Birthday Cake cookies with cake mix and next thing I knew I was throwing refrigerated cookie dough in the cart without a second thought.

The thing is, it’s just so versatile. Pinterest is full of cookie dough hacks that let you make treats from the ordinary to the crazy complicated. But my favorites involve next to no work. I was able to whip up these delicious Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Cookies in 15 minutes with just sugar cookie dough and Brach’s Pumpkin Spice candy corn.

Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Cookies

Don’t they scream Fall to you? You slice, bake, add the candy corn immediately upon removing (it’s okay if they melt into the dough a bit), and then let cool.

So good!

For a few of my favorite ready made cookie dough hacks, click below…

Cookie Dough Oreos
Add ins and fillings
The motherload of ideas from Pillsbury

And just for fun, here are my birthday cake cookies…
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

For more fun Pinterest Remakes, here are a few of my favorite bloggers:


  1. These remind me of my favorite bakery cookies! They look so good!

  2. What a fun idea. My husband would love the candy corn ones!

  3. These look so yummy! I know my daughter would love to help me make some of these!

  4. I love the idea of putting candy corns in cookies! That is perfect for fall. I also love the round sprinkles you used in the birthday cookies.


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