You are here: Home » Christmas » Smart Cookies Smart Cookies Christmas,Holidays,Recipes,Special Occasions http://relish.com/articles/smart-cookies/ by RelishJanuary 1, 2011 With a box of vanilla wafers, you're on your way to some great, homemade treats. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/bourbon-balls-relish.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint We're believers in baking from scratch—especially this time of year. No matter how you slice it, the taste of a store-bought pie, cake or cookie simply cannot compare with a home-baked confection. On the other hand, we know a good shortcut when we see one. And while our baker's pride wouldn't dare let us try to pass off a packaged cookie as a holiday treat, we're not opposed to giving those sweet little nibbles a foot in the door as a time-saving ingredient. Here are three recipes that make quick work of a box of vanilla wafers. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Honey Cheesecake Sweet, rich and oh-so-satisfying, this cheesecake will please guests or family. Bourbon Balls These dense, sweet treats are bourbon-rich enough to be a very adult indulgence.