Does using a box mix count as baking?

@Daelii (4889)
United States
December 17, 2017 8:02pm CST
I had my girls pick out some different cookies things they wanted to bake this year. Some were recipes for new things found on pintrest and others they selected were those box mix ones in the grocery store. Like they had ones to make hello kitty cookies and ninja turtle cookies. Tonight we made the ninja turtle cookies. Does that count as baking? or does it not because it was from a box?
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18 responses
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
18 Dec
If you put it in the oven I consider it baking. Also, did you know if you get a cake mix and dump in a can of pumpkin you don't need to add any other ingredients? It's also healthier.
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@JudyEv (119153)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec
I have never seen canned pumpkin here.
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@1creekgirl (9926)
• United States
18 Dec
I figure anything that doesn't come out of Walmart ready to eat can be considered homemade.
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@josie_ (6547)
• Philippines
18 Dec
Baking is define as cooking by dry heat in an oven. So the answer is yes. Unless you use a no-bake recipe. But what's important is your girls are having fun.
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@marguicha (90683)
• Chile
18 Dec
I guess that if you have a nice end product it is baking.
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@rina110383 (24145)
18 Dec
Love the smiles of those cute kids.
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@Druzzz (46)
• Spain
18 Dec
Does it come from your oven? If the answer is yes, well, it’s baking
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@Marty1 (31934)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Dec
as long as you put effort into them and put in the oven then, of course, it is baking! have a fun time baking with your adorable kids!
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@kobesbuddy (41060)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Dec
If it comes out of your oven, I call it home baking:) The kids don't mind at all, as long as they are joining in the fun! And you of course, have lots of fun with them
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• United States
19 Dec
I would say it's baking, maybe easy baking but baking nonetheless. The most important thing is the happiness on their faces.
@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Dec
It depends on the person. If you are used to baking completely by scratch, then the answer would be an obvious no, it's not baking, not in the real sense anyway. Then again, you had your girls helping you, and that is an easy way to get them involved, so then the answer would be yes, it's considered baking. Especially since they helped make those cookies.
@Hannihar (29948)
18 Dec
It you have to add more things to the recipe then I would say it is baking.
@JudyEv (119153)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Dec
I would consider it baking. Hope the cookies turn out well.
@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
18 Dec
of course, it still takes effort and an oven.. right?
@Icydoll (13153)
• India
18 Dec
Cute kids :).nice to see them
• China
18 Dec
My answer is yes. By the way, your kids look so happy.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
18 Dec
Well at least there having fun.
@Courtlynn (65778)
• United States
18 Dec
Yes, its baking.
@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
18 Dec
I like whatever they make. The kids are very..very...very..cute.