Is that applause we hear? It should be, because we just discovered the ultimate gourmet cookie hack. In this day and age, a girl鈥檚 supposed to balance work, happy hour and cycling class, and then whip out the perfect dessert for this weekend鈥檚 party. Sometimes it聽just isn鈥檛 possible. Enter Krista鈥檚 Baking Co.聽This sweet genius solved all of our problems by boxing up the easiest cookie mixes ever to聽help you balance life and still make Martha Stewart look like a novice.

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Snickerdoodles

The boxes ship straight to your door, and we kid you not, each mix is a total breeze. You鈥檒l go from opening the package to pulling out some decadent-smelling baked goods from the oven in just 20 minutes flat. According to Krista, 鈥淭hese are for you; you busy mom, amazing dad, independent woman, charming boyfriend and caring friend. Some may say you can鈥檛 boil water, but this is your chance to prove them wrong.鈥 And prove them wrong you will.

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Krista鈥檚 Baking Co delivers cookie mixes that are classic with a serious twist: We鈥檙e talking vegan gingersnaps complete with a real tub of molasses, salted espresso chocolate chip or just plain old snickerdoodles (with seriously the BEST organic cinnamon sugar ever). As if that wasn鈥檛 enough, you can even get your hands on seasonal favorites like this summer鈥檚 lavender sugar cookie. Hello, fancy!

The boxes come with pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step directions that you can check off as you go (read: foolproof). For most of the mixes,聽you just聽need a聽stick of butter and an egg from your pantry, and the rest is totally ready to go. Even more genius? Instead of messing with a cumbersome mixer, the recipes all call for melted butter. You just take the packaged sugars, mix them with the melted butter, then add in everything else and voil谩! You鈥檙e ready to pop 鈥檈m in the oven. Don鈥檛 forget to sprinkle on a dash of the artisanal salts and sugars included (major shoutout to聽the coffee flake salt on聽the chocolate chip cookies). Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the gourmet scent wafting from your oven as your guests arrive and declare you Queen of Cookies.

So what do you think? Did these cookies just save you a day of kitchen disasters and transform you into hostess extraordinaire?