i would love to say that i always have time to bake from scratch but...let's be realistic! i don't so - i was really happy to find this mix from our local great harvest bread company. they make it from scratch with oats, whole grains and chocolate chips. all you have to add is butter, an egg and water. very easy and it makes A LOT of cookies. i am happy with it and definitely plan on adding this as a pantry staple.