It can feed eight, or one very hungry cookie lover.
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Duncan Hines Holiday Mega Cookie
Credit: Duncan Hines

With some parts of the country already seeing snow, the reality of a winter spent largely hunkering down is starting to set in for some. The good news is that our impending hibernation brings with it an excuse to eat all of the various baked goods and holiday delights we too often deprive ourselves of. 

On that note, perhaps you might be interested in a Mega Cookie from Duncan Hines that essentially looks like a personal pizza-sized cookie. This thing sure looks like a simple yet indulgent way to get into the holiday baking spirit with as little effort and knowledge as possible. It's also meant to serve eight, but there's not, like, a rule saying you need to share this. 

You don't need to be any sort of star baker to pull this off. All you need to do is stir together the cookie mix, melted butter, and water until blended, and then evenly press the dough into the included (and ungreased) pan. Then, you can either pop it in the microwave or into an oven preheated to 350ºF. Making a Holiday Mega Cookie is the sort of thing a well-supervised child could handle, which might make it the perfect way to get the kids in the kitchen and working on something they'll love. 

If you're some kind of Grinch who can't stand holiday baking (or just find sugar cookies overrated), the good news is that there are plenty of other Mega Cookie options available, including Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate Chunk. So if sugar cookies aren't your thing, but quesadilla-sized cookies are, I hope you like chocolate.

The Holiday Mega Cookie should begin popping up on store shelves at retailers like Walmart across the country starting in November. After all, it's never too early to scratch that holiday baking itch.