Halloween Highlight: Witch Hat Cookies

Witches are known for green faces, warts, and their iconic hair accessories. Make these for your little goblins to gobble up this Halloween!

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Witch Hat Cookies
Ingredients
– 1 pkg. fudge stripe cookies
– Orange canned frosting or orange melting chocolate
– Hershey Kisses

Directions
1. Lay out cookies face up or down onto a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. I like the striped look, but if you’re more into an all brown “hat” flip the cookies upside down so chocolate side faces up.
2. Pipe a dollop of orange frosting or melted orange chocolate into hole of cookie.
3. Press on a Hershey Kiss into frosting to create the top of the “hat”.
4. Refrigerate until frosting is set.

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Until tomorrow….like and comment below!

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Flag Cookies

Happy 4th of July!

To celebrate America’s Birthday, I made these cute flag cookies

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Although time consuming, these cookies weren’t too hard with my newfound love for bag sugar cookie mix!

Flag Cookies

Ingredients
– 3 bags sugar cookie mix, prepared to bag directions
– Red and Blue gel food dye

Instructions
1. Make all three batches of cookie dough, coloring one red and one blue at the end of the mixing process. Make sure you make each bag mix separately to make this process much easier.
2. Wrap each batch of colored cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

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3. Split your red dough into 5 pieces, white dough into 4, and shape the blue into a square-shaped log.
4. Start by rolling out 2 flat, rectangular sheet of red and white dough, roughly the same size.
5. Begin layering your cookie dough as follows (you will be building from the bottom up): Red, White, Red, White
6. Set your blue square log on the left side of your striped cookie dough stack.
7. Roll out your remaining red and white chunks of dough to rectangles that are half the size of your original layers.
8. Layer these pieces next to the blue log as follows: red, white, red, white, red
9. Wrap the cookie stack in plastic wrap and press the cookie dough together to compact and seal the layers.
– Preheat your oven to 375 now!
10. Place cookie dough in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm.
11. Cut slices out of your dough and place about 2 inches apart.
12. Bake for 6 minutes.
13. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then on a cooling rack until completely cool.

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Note: if you have extra dough from trimming or the like, knead the scraps together to make these cool tie-dye/splatter cookies!

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These cookies are sweet and festive for your 4th of July party!

If you love sugar cookies and flags, “like” this post. Make sure to share your photos with me too!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Fourth of July is coming up.

Can you believe it?! It’s almost JULY, people! Where did the last 6 months go?

Anyhow, in true American spirit, I am in the mood for classic Americana ranging from my new clothing purchases to the food I have ready for my menu this week.

To me, this week is all about celebrating our country, the people who serve/have served, watching fireworks with family and friends, hitting a baseball game, barbecuing, and making as much “classic American” (oxymoron?) food as I possibly can…and then waiting for the moment where my jeans don’t zip….

So to start off this week, I’ve made Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops. I drizzled them in chocolate to fancy them up a bit (didn’t think about red and blue until I finished….facepalm)

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Confession: I tried using the BIG cookie dough squares and sandwiching a lollipop stick between two chunks…this resulted

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Holy Monster Cookies! So I made a new batch with the following recipe/instructions…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Ingredients
– 1 package chocolate chip break-n-bake style cookie dough
– 12 lollipop sticks
– Melting Chocolate for drizzling – totally optional

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Carefully insert a lollipop stick halfway into each cookie dough chunk.
3. Place Cookie Pops on a lightly greased cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges.
5. Optional: When cool, drizzle with melting chocolate

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“Like” this post if you love chocolate chip cookies and 4th of July week and make sure to share your photos of your concoctions in the comments below!

Triple Threat Bars

Question of the Day: What is better than Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreos, and Brownies? (answer to come later)

Easter is over, but is your sweet tooth still running on “high”? Goodness knows mine is! Discount candy at the store isn’t helping and I think I’ve officially overdosed on M&Ms and Reese’s.

With a candy-induced tummy-ache, I spent the week looking to make something a little more “substantial” to treat some lucky trauma nurses and remembered an amazing, but complicated recipe that was floating around the internet under a more lewd name (Let’s just say it was a reference to brownies being promiscuous…)

So we go back to the Question of the Day: What is better than Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreos, and Brownies?

All three in the same bar! 

These Triple Threat Bars are super easy to put together (thanks to my modifications!) and even easier to make disappear after cooling!

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes of chocolate chip cookie dough OR 2 bags of cookie mix, prepared
  • 1 package Oreos – you wont use the whole thing, but might be tempted to sneak a few with a big glass of milk…not that I did that or anything…
  • 1 (8×8) box brownie mix, prepared

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass pan with cooking spray.
  2. In the bottom of the pan, press in cookie dough until level.
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  4. Layer Oreos on top of cookie dough until covered.
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  6. Pour brownie mix on top of oreo layer and smooth or tap on counter until even.
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  8. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until brownie layer is just barely undercooked (it will set in the fridge).
  9. Let cool on the counter for 10-15 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  10. Cut into 20-30 pieces. Following the pattern of the Oreos is the easiest way to cut.

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Mine were so ooey-gooey, that I kind of just scooped out the cut pieces and ate them over the sink! My first bite was full of molten brownie, but my second bite I got a nice chunk of soft Oreo and let me just say, it was heavenly…

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I’ve found so many great dessert recipes for this week, so be on the lookout for new treat recipes in the next few days! My best suggestion if you’re worried about keeping all of these delectable yummies around your house is to share them. Think about how many people will be very happy campers when they get some delicious treats this week! Goodness knows these trauma nurses will be even more cheerful with one of these Triple Threat Bars in their hands!

Let me know what you think of this recipe by “liking” the post and sharing with friends! If you make them, take some pics and Instagram that stuff! Then post your picture in our comments section!