Have A Sweet Christmas

The tree is trimmed, the presents are wrapped, and our kids are ready to impress Santa with their sugar cookie creations! Let the festivities begin. It’s the most wonderfully sweet season of all! Merry Christmas! 


Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Another Sweet Year! 

Now that it’s March St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are going to have to wait their turns this month because first in the sweet treat line up are several loved ones’ birthdays. Hmmm? How can we spoil these special people? That’s easy! Cake Batter Birthday Crunch! Full of lots goodies smothered in cake batter. Now the hard part – resisting the urge to devour this gift ourselves! 

  Cake Batter Birthday Crunch

Ingredients

5 cups popped popcorn

3 cups pretzels

2 cups Bugles

8 ounces white almond bark 

½ cup yellow cake mix

1/4 cup sprinkles

1 cup mini M&Ms

1 cup crushed Birthday Cake Oreos

Directions

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread out all ingredients except sprinkles, cake mix and white almond bark.

Break almond bark in a few pieces. Place almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving for 20 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.

Stir cake batter into melted white almond bark and add sprinkles.

Pour melted white almond bark on top of all ingredients on the cookie sheet.   Use a spatula to evenly coat all ingredients. 

Break into pieces once cooled. 
Sing Happy Birthday! 

Sweet Slices

We’ve got a perfect Valentines Day dessert that’s the definitely a crowd pleaser. Cookie Butter Cookie Pizza with fun toppings! Bake up a tray of cookie butter blondies, slice them like a pizza, and decorate them with everyone’s favorite toppings. Anyway you slice it, you’ve got a ❤️ly little treat for all of your ❤️ed ones. Happy Valentines Day!!!

Cookie Butter Cookie Pizza    

Cookie Butter Blondies Recipe

Sweet Short Cut

Do you love sugar cookies, but hate the amount of time it takes to make them? Jeez, by the time we make the dough, chill it, roll it, cut it with cookie cutters, bake them, and finally… deep breath…frost them, we’re over it! Not really, but you get the point! What if we told you there’s a way to get all of this done in a fraction of time? Frosted sugar cookies in bar form are ingenious and essential for this busy Saturday. Cut out some time this weekend and give these a try. No pun intended!

Ingredients
1stick butter flavored Crisco
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1bcup white chocolate M&Ms
I jar vanilla frosting

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large 13×18″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together Crisco and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Gradually add in the flour, about a cup at a time, and the baking soda and salt until fully incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips and white M&Ms.
Spread the dough into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to slightly pull away from the pan and the top is lightly golden and set. Cool the bars completely in the pan.
Once bars are cool, frost with vanilla frosting. Cut into bars and serve.

* recipe adapted from The Domestic Rebel

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Sweet Screams for Snow Ice Cream

I scream. You scream. We all scream for Snow Ice Cream! Did we read our texts right? Did it say, “No School due to extreme weather conditions”! What to do on a day when it’s too cold to play for long in the snow? Use the frozen stuff to make snow ice cream, naturally! A perfect addition to celebrate one more day of winter break!

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: About 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 cups clean snow or shaved ice (more or less depending on the density of the snow)
  • optional topping: sprinkles!!!

Method

In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired.

The ice cream should be fluffy and not runny, but it melts quickly, so dive in right away!

*recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven