Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flavor of the Month: Cookies Galore!

The flavor of the month for December was cookies! A perfect theme for the holidays :D To see more delicious cookies visit Bake at 350!

After Kidlet's birthday I go in to super Christmas cookie baking mode.Cookies are the best gift we give to our family and friends and they ask about them every year!

Simple Gingerbread cookies!

Raspberry Thumbprints. This is just my sugar cookie dough pressed slightly and filled with some raspberry jam! White chocolate is drizzled on top.

Hidden Mint cookies are Kidlet's favorite! This recipe is by Paula Deen and can be found Here!

Reese cup cookies. This isn't really even a recipe. It uses refrigerated sugar cookie dough, bake in a mini muffin pan and stick mini reese cups in when they come out of the oven!

Snickerdoodles! These are my favorites!
This is a new one we tried this year. I do not remember where the recipe came from :( It has a cookie dough bottom, pretzels, peanuts, caramel, and chocolate! Yum!

Simple sugar cookies. I made so many of these that some were put in the freezer for later!

And finally, Cream Cheese Candy Cane cookies! These are always a big hit with the kids as well. The recipe is as follows:

1/4 c. butter, softened
1 (3oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened
1 egg
1 pkg. Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix
1/4 tsp. red gel or food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese and
egg; blend well. Add cake mix; mix until well blended. Divide dough in half.
Add food coloring to half of dough; blend well for even red color.

For each cookie, measure 1 tsp. white dough and 1 tsp. red dough. Roll out
each into 4" ropes. Place ropes side by side. Lightly roll together; twist. Place
2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet; shape each to resemble candy canes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes or just until edges are golden brown.
Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Makes about 3 dozen.

Whew that was a lot of cookies! I hope you've all had a lovely holiday and are having a rocking good New Years Eve!


  1. Oh my goodness! That's a LOT of cookies! Every one looks scrumptious!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Okay seriously, your bento box lunches are so super awesome! I am inspired to make my 4 yr olds daycare lunches better in the New Year :) Thanks for sharing so many fantastic ideas!

  3. Wow Jenn!! You baked a lot and every kind of them are looking nice and yummy :) I have to learn to bake from you.

  4. Wow, those look wonderful, especially those with pretzels, chocolate and caramel! yum.

    btw...your bento is fabulous. I am going with my 19 yr old daughter this week to by a few kits and will send them to school with my teenagers! They all love your ideas and want their lunches to be just like them.

    Yay to you for inspiring me and making healthy lunches look yummy for my teens!

    Happy New Year!


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