I know what you’re thinking: Cookie mix is for people who can’t cook. Because that’s what I thought when I was given a box of Jacques Torres French Kiss Cookie Mix. But then I broke down and made these one night, and they blew my mind! The cookies come out with giant fields of dense chocolate—more chocolate than you have a right to expect. The box is the result of a partnership between the gourmet-chocolate maker and the down-home folks at Vermont-based King Arthur Flour. It consists of big disks of awesome-quality dark chocolate, and a powder mix that doesn’t have any weird partially hydrogenated vegetable oils or preservatives. You just add butter and an egg.

French Kiss Cookie Mix, $12.95

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