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Grandma’s Christmas Cookies

The one and only Christmas cookie.

The downside of these, is that you will want to eat around 10.

My grandma made this every Christmas,

and I am yet to find a better Christmas cookie.

Simple and perfect.


Bake chocolate chip cookies as normal.  I used Pillsbury, because I still have the bucket of it… but any cookie dough works.

Then when they cool, ice them with vanilla icing.  Pillsbury happens to be my favorite for icing.

Sprinkle with crystal sprinkles, red, green or both.

Now here is the key to these:

Put them in the freezer. 

Once cold, they are perfect.

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Campfire Cookies.

Okay, found another one.  This makes me miss summer.

These smore cookies are from Fahrenheit 350 and look AMAZING…

Real easy to make with store bought as well, all you need is cookie dough grahm crackers and mini marshmellows.

But if you want to bake them from scratch, get the recipe (and a ton of other great ones) here.
Yeah. I’m all about these.
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Wine, Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Wine

My boyfriend’s family makes homemade wine, a lot of amazing homemade wine.

red wine grapes

This passed weekend we had the annual Wine Day party.

They start the wine making process and crush the grapes for next year. The rest of us watch, eating tons of food and drink great wines from the passed years.

grape crates

crates with red wine grapes

pressing grapes

This year they started with 2.5 tons of grapes (I did say a lot), so you can just imagine just how much amazing food and wine had to be enjoyed through that process. Really rough day.

wine bottle So what do you bring to this party?!

Cookies definitely.  Easy to eat without having to put down your wine glass, which no one wants to do.

Since Pretzel M&Ms worked so well, I decided to try out

Pretzel rods wrapped in chocolate chip cookie dough.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel

Another cookie that could not be easier to make…

I just used a bag of UTZ pretzel stix, because I thought they were the right length.

bag of utz pretzels

And then I used Tollhouse cookie dough on some and Pillsbury cookie dough on others to see which came out better.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel

I just wrapped each pretzel stick in cookie dough, as thin as I could get it.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel before baking

And then bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

cookies in oven

(I noticed that Toll House took longer to bake, and spread away from the pretzel more.  They are easy to fix back into shape with a spatula, still I would recommend using Pillsbury for this cookie.)

spatula and cookie

Pretzel chocolate chip cookie stix.

pretzel sticks in chocolate chip cookies

I feel like these need some sort of dipping sauce,

like peanut butter and Nutella…something.

chocolate chip cookies with pretzels

I’ll work on that…

Any Suggestions?

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Oreo Stuffed Cookies, Available in Mini

Picky Palate somehow made these cookies better…by using mini Oreos.

mini oreo chocolate chip cookies
Minis mean you can eat more then one! I appreciate that.
Great idea.

Check out the recipe from Picky Palate here!

More stuffed chocolate chip cookie ideas.

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had some red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting left over from a party.

chocolate chip cookie dough and cake

So I decided to experiment.

chocolate chip cookie ball

My first thought was cake balls, those amazing little things Starbucks sells on a stick.  I attempted them, wrapped in cookie dough of course, but the cake didn’t spread out with the dough so they fell apart.

When that didnt work, I just put a scoop of cake ontop of the Toll House cookie dough to bake.

red velvet chocolate chip cookie dough

And got perfectly red velvet infused chocolate chip cookies!  The icing and cake melts down into the cookie dough without burning or loosing taste.

chocolate chip cookies with red velvet cake

I took about 3 slices worth of the cake

red velvet cake

mashed it up in a bowl

scooped the cake on top of the cookie dough on the baking sheet

cake and cookie dough

bake for 10-15 min at 350

And you have red velvet chocolate chip cookies.

directions to make red velevet chocolate chip cookiesMight be the best way ever to make use of left over cake.

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Pretzel M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&M chocolate chip cookies are always good, so I thought I’d try to make them even better and use Pretzel M&Ms.

They are bigger then regular M&Ms, but the cookies stayed in one piece and tasted amazing.

SO easy to make!

Cookie Dough and M&Ms

I just used Tollhouse cookie dough, and the pretzel M&Ms.

Takes about 25 minutes, and cost $12 (I bought the 36 oz tub)

Use about 2–4 M&Ms in each tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet. (press the dough a little bit so the M&M is half way covered-they are fat)

M&M chocolate chip cookies

Bake for 15 min

M&Ms in chocolate chip cookies

Make sure you let them cool off and settle so they don’t fall apart.

Pretzel + chocolate in a cookie. Heaven.

chocolate chip M&M cookies

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…Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Original : The Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookie

oreo chocolate chip cookie

This cookie has become popular for obvious reasons.  I first found the idea on Picky Palate, a great blog for recipes that are easy to love.  I made my own batch of these cookies the college way, with Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie dough instead of homemade.  Still, they came out amazing and impressed anyone who tried them.

So I got to thinking, these cookies were simply too good to just stop at Oreos.


Just think of all the cookies we can shove into a chocolate chip cookie!

My first one,

The Nutter Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie.


You’ll start to notice I also love anything peanut butter.

nutter butter in chocolate chip cookie

 What Youll Need:

package of Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies

package of Pillsbury ready to bake chocolate chip cookie dough.

These came out amazing!  I was worried that the peanut butter filling in the nutter butter would melt out of the cookie, but it melted down perfectly.

So you end up with a big peanut butter chocolate chip cookie with a soft peanut butter bottom!

 Preheat the Oven at 350. 

wrapping cookie

Wrap each cookie entirely with cookie dough.

 Took me 2-3 squares of cookie dough for each cookie.

stuffed cookies on baking sheet

Place on baking sheet an inch 1/2 apart.

Bake for 15 min.


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