Using a packaged oatmeal cookie mix add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and 1/4 cup of dried orange peel
If you use a packaged sugar cookie mix,, add 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder your cookies will come out better. If you are using chocolate chip mix,add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. You have no idea how old that package is, so you will have lighter cookies. (I hate flat cookies.
Using a package brownie mix? Try adding Amaretto; just reduce the water by 2 tablespoons and replace it with the Amaretto or other liqueur. (I like Ghiradelli the best.)
Reduce the number of shapes in the sugar cutout cookies; it’s easier to decorate.
Sprinkles make everything better.
Make a list check it twice going to the store multiple times does not save time.
Check out the pinwheel recipe on this blog; it will save you a few hours.