—Jennifer Coduto, Kent, OhioGet RecipeTaste of HomeChocolate Pecan Skillet CookieBake up the ultimate shareable cookie. —Becky Ruff, Monona, IowaGet RecipeTaste of HomeHungarian Nut RollsIt isn't officially the holidays until I've made this treasured nut roll recipe from my husband's grandmother. These are great muffins to have for breakfast or a late night snack with a cup of hot cocoa. Muffins and cookies are two entirely different things. That’s how cake mix can be a great trick for the lazy chef: it practically does all of the work for you, and no one will be able to tell that you didn’t make them from scratch.. You can customize homemade cookies from any cake mix, and Tasty shows you 9 ways you can do just that.. 9 Varieties. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, IowaGet RecipeTaste of HomePecan Coffee CakeMy mom serves this nutty coffee cake for Christmas breakfast each year. If you have a muffin batter, make muffins. —Joyce Larson, New Market, IowaGet RecipeTaste of HomeContest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin BreadA touch of cinnamon helps blend the flavors in this tender pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Their wonderful herb flavor makes my husband think I fussed. —Kathy Zielicke, Fond du Lac, WisconsinGet RecipeTaste of HomeGingerbread-Spiced Pumpkin PieThe first time I made this was for Christmas a couple of years ago. For variety, replace the chocolate chips with an equal quantity of M&M's or chocolate chunks. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Remove brittle by lifting aluminum foil out of pan and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. (You know, the kind with a nice cracked pattern on top, and a tiny bit of almost under done center). —Dorothy Bahlmann, Clarksville, IowaGet RecipeTaste of HomeHerb Biscuit LoafThese buttery, pull-apart biscuits are a sure way to make any meal special, from Thanksgiving dinner to a weekday supper. If you use a cookie dough as the basis, they'll be more like cookies. Beat ingredients together for two minutes, pour them into the bundt pan and then bake for 50 minutes at 325 degrees. —Christina Pope, Speedway, IndianaGet RecipeTaste of HomeCaramel-Pecan Cheesecake PieIn fall or any time of year, this nutty, rich and delicious pecan pie recipe is one I am proud to serve. Like what you see here? —Walter Max, Wabasha, MinnesotaGet RecipeTaste of HomeCoffee Maple SpritzI like spritz cookies because they're easier to make than rolled cutouts but I can still be creative with different shapes and sizes. Subscriber Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you're short on time. I found it when I was looking for something to bring to church. since. —Megan Behr, Marion, IowaGet RecipeTaste of HomeMaple Butter TwistsMy stepmother passed on the recipe for this delicious yeast coffee cake that's shaped into pretty rings. If you haven't yet combined your ingredients into a batter, make cookies. This is a nice twist on traditional cinnamon swirl yeast breads. Just make sure to cut cookie bars small—they're super rich. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Even as more people have expanded their baking skills, a simple, easy recipe is always a good one to have on hand. These big and buttery cookies are the closest I’ve come, but I’m always open to new options. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, KansasGet RecipeCinnamon Apple Cider Monkey BreadI use the cold-weather staple apple cider—plus apples and more cinnamon—to turn plain cinnamon rolls into monkey bread. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North DakotaGet RecipeTaste of HomePumpkin Bread PuddingOld-fashioned but never out of style, I got this favorite pumpkin recipe from an elderly aunt. I knew I had to try this one (and about a dozen other recipes from the book). • You can turn most cake mixes into cookie dough.• All you have to do is add 1/2 cup of oil and two eggs. When the top is golden and the edges are turning a bit brown, this sheet pan cookie is ready to come out of the oven. Once this giant cookie is room temperature, you can slide it off the cookie sheet and break into pieces. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. We went on a diet so I no longer keep white flour in the house, however a single cake mix managed to elude me. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts. You can take out or add in all sorts of mix-ins. —Regina Stock, Topeka, KansasGet RecipeTaste of HomeClassic Pumpkin PieNothing says Thanksgiving like a slice of pumpkin pie. She always used extra sweet potatoes from her garden in pies, breads and cakes and added black walnuts from her trees for good measure. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. And I don't really see any way to think of this as modifying the banana bread recipe; you need a cookie base for your cookies. Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. Changing the boxed cake mix flavor makes for whole new holiday cookies. All that’s left to do is to press the cookie dough into an ungreased 12×17″ rimmed cookie sheet (seriously, can this get any easier?). Add 1/2 cup of nuts of choice -- pecans or walnuts -- if you like. I updated my mother's recipe using instant oatmeal to make it even easier to fix. My boys love the sticky sweetness. This moist cake is full of hearty apples and nuts, while the caramel topping adds a delectable finish. —Sharon Cable, Dyersville, Iowa.Get RecipeApple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon ButtercreamThese apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! Everyone who’s sampled this—my husband, my book club gang and my teammates at Taste of Home—have devoured it. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, WisconsinGet RecipeTaste of HomePraline Pumpkin TorteHomemade pralines, big poufs of whipped cream and spiced cake make this torte You need just a few ingredients—fewer than any chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever seen (a bonus for when your pantry is looking a bit bare). My only advice would be not to go past two total cups of mix-ins. Making this snack is so simple—I don’t even bother with a hand mixer for this one. Muffins and cookies are two entirely different things. Line a 15x10x1-in. Note that the batter will be very thick. Or go super fancy by mixing the chocolate chips and pecans into the dough, then gently folding in 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries. This was a cake they could eat. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, WisconsinGet RecipeTaste of HomeRustic Honey CakeWhen my boys were young, they couldn’t drink milk but they could have yogurt.