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Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Cookies

by Freebies4Mom on December 13, 2019 12:06 pm


Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Cookies & Meijer Deal
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It’s time to share some holiday cookies! I made Country Crock Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies using Country Crock from Meijer. Take advantage of this current mPerks offer at Meijer to:  Buy one (15 oz.) Country Crock Spread, Get a FREE Country Crock Spread (thru December 25). Find your closest Meijer store and sign-up for mPerks so you can get this deal too!

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I shopped at Meijer for Country Crock and the ingredients to make Country Crock Holiday Cookies. I enjoy baking at this time of year so I can deliver treats to our neighbors. Baking with Country Crock is easy because it adds delicious flavor to your baked goods. Country Crock Spread is made from simple ingredients:  delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

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I enjoyed making these cookies from the basic Country Crock Holiday Cookies recipe and adding these mix-ins:  dried julienned cranberries, white chocolate baking chips. My kids helped me deliver these cookies to neighbors to wish them Happy Holidays.

During the hectic holiday season, this is an easy recipe you can whip up as a gift for friends and neighbors. Don’t forget to pick up your free Country Crock Spread when you buy Country Crock Spread at Meijer thru Dec. 25.

What kind of Holiday Cookies will you make?

Leave a comment on my post to tell me what mix-ins you’re using for your Holiday Cookies?

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Originally posted December 17, 2016.

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Shop Family Dollar for Christmas: Santa & Rudolph Cookies, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts
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You’ve got to make these Santa & Rudolph Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle. See what stocking stuffers and gifts I picked up at Family Dollar for Christmas. I shopped for Christmas recipe ingredients, stocking stuffers and gifts at Family Dollar and saved $6.75 by using Smart Coupons. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, digital coupons you can apply by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 100 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. Your pocketbook will love this newest way to save at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons!

Save Hundreds with Smart Coupons at Family Dollar

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? It’s so easy to save money at Family Dollar without using a loyalty card. After logging in, I clip my coupons, email them to myself so I have a printable list, then go shopping at Family Dollar where I enter my phone number into the keypad at the register.  I can always find Family Dollar Smart Coupons that I can use on my shopping trip because they issue such a wide variety of high-value coupons. My favorite coupons are the ones they occasionally release that are valid on any purchase! Please check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the most up to date offers as they change frequently.

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I saved $6.75 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a $5 off $25+ coupon on any purchase, an OREO coupon, and a Betty Crocker baking mix coupon. You’ll want to check the Family Dollar website for the current Smart Coupons. With over 100 coupons to choose from, you’ll definitely find a few coupons to use!

I also like to browse the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and help me make my shopping list. When I went shopping, I found lots of Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers priced at $1 WOW (my favorite price!). Don’t forget to take advantage of other ways to save at Family Dollar including weekly deals and $1 WOW prices. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you find at Family Dollar for Christmas?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Print your shopping list and head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.

Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

Ready to learn how to make my Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butter cookies? I promise they are easy to make and your kids can help you! This is an “assembly only” recipe, so no baking is involved! I melted chocolate chips that I bought at Family Dollar using a double broiler on the stove. If you’d like a thinner chocolate on your cookies, I recommend using brown melting chocolate. Here are the instructions to make these cookies:
Santa & Rudolph Cookies from Nutter Butters from Family Dollar

SANTA & RUDOLPH COOKIES

Ingredients Needed:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Red Hot Candies
  • Small Round Red Chocolate Candies
  • Candy Eyes
  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Red Decorating Sugar
  • White Melting Chocolate
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips or Brown Melting Chocolate

Step 1 – Microwave your white melting chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate in the microwave following the package instructions.

Step 2 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted semisweet chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate. I like to dip them so only one side is complete coated with chocolate.

Step 3 – Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the white melting chocolate:  halfway on one side (for the beard) and a third of the way on the other side (for the hat).

Step 4 – Apply two candy eyes, one red hot candy and two pretzels to create the face of the Rudoph Cookie.

Step 5 – Dip part of the hat in the red decorating sugars being sure to leave a strip of white for the hat’s furry white rim.

Step 6 – Apply two candy eyes and one small round red chocolate candy by dabbing on a small amount of white melting chocolate to the back so they will stick to the cookie.

Step 7 – Drip a small amount of white melting chocolate onto one side of the hat to create the hat’s white pom pom.

Now you’ve got adorable cookies for Christmas and you didn’t even have to turn on your oven! Let’s see what else we can make for dessert.

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Now that you’ve got your cookies, let’s make a trifle! My family loves candy canes, so I crushed candy canes to include in my Candy Cane Crush Trifle for Christmas. Here are the instructions on how to make this dessert:

Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar

CANDY CANE CRUSH TRIFLE

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Vanilla Pudding (chilled overnight)
  • Brownie Crumbs (prepared day before)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes (crushed)

Step 1 – Your first layer will be vanilla pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 2 – Your second layer will be brownie crumbs. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 3 – Your third layer will be crushed candy canes. You can crush them by placing them inside a sealable plastic bag and then crushing them with a hammer (kids love to help with this part).

Step 4 – Your fourth layer will be chocolate pudding. Smooth into an even layer with the back of a spoon.

Step 5 – Your fifth layer will be whipped cream. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and serve!

Santa Cookies and Candy Cane Crush Trifle from Family Dollar
Christmas Stocking Stuffers from Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I looked for stocking stuffers and found some great ones! There was a wide selection of Christmas candy and I got glow clappers, solar dancers and crystal growing kits.

Christmas Mugs from Family Dollar

I found these adorable Christmas Mugs for only $2 each to use as gifts. I also stocked up on small gift tins for only $1 each. They are the perfect size for gifting cookies to neighbors (not too big so we can deliver them to a lot of neighbors).

Christmas Gift Tins from Family Dollar

Be sure to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar before you go shopping! Remember to enter your phone number into the keypad at the register when you checkout. It’s a smart money-saving tool to make your dollars go further this Christmas!

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Originally posted December 12, 2016.

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Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies ~ #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s®Pin It

I love baking treats for the holidays! I’ve got a really easy cookie recipe to share with you: Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies made with Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix and Hershey’s® Candy Cane Kisses that I purchased at Randalls. You’ll love the combination of the chocolate and candy cane flavors plus I’ve got an easy trick to turn your sugar cookie mix into a chocolate sugar cookie mix. I think you’ll agree with me that the ease and love are baked right into these cookies!

Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies ~ #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s®I shopped at Randalls for my Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix and Hershey’s® Candy Cane Kisses in the baking aisle and the holiday section. I rely on Betty Crocker™ cookies mixes to be able to make cookies with the small amount of time I have to bake.

Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies ~ #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s®

The trick to turning your sugar cookie mix into a chocolate sugar cookie mix is to add an instant chocolate pudding mix to it. You’ll get a really nice chocolate flavor plus your cookie will be super moist. Because you’re adding in the instant pudding, you’ll need to add in a little water so that your cookie dough will take form.

Here is my recipe for Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies. My kids loved it so much that they’ve already requested a second batch! It’s also the perfect cookie for gifting to neighbors and friends because it’s so pretty and festive.

Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies ~ #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s®

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Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies

Ingredients:

1 bag of Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix (17.5 oz)
1 bag of Hershey’s® Candy Cane Kisses
1 stick of butter softened (1/2 cup)
1 egg
1 package (about 4 oz) chocolate instant pudding
1 Tablespoon water (or as much as you need to get dough to form)

Directions:

1.  Soften butter at room temperature about an hour before baking
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
3.  In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with an electric mixer
4.  Spoon dough into small balls on an ungreased cookie sheet
6.  Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
7.  Allow cookies to cool about 10 minutes before pressing in the Candy Cane Kisses in the center of each cookie

I hope you love my cookie recipe!

Chocolate Candy Cane Kisses Cookies ~ #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s®This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker™ and Hershey’s® . The opinions and text are all mine. Please read my Disclosure Policy.

Originally published December 18, 2015

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Christmas Punch Recipe

by Freebies4Mom on December 5, 2019 12:00 pm

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Here’s my recipe for Christmas Punch using Canada Dry® Ginger Ale. I was proud of myself for creating a new way to garnish the Christmas Punch by using fresh cranberries and fresh mint leaves to create a Holly Garnish on top of an orange slice.

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Christmas Punch Recipe

Ingredients:

1 2-liter of Canada Dry® Ginger Ale

1 can of frozen Orange Juice

1 can of frozen Apple Cherry Juice

fresh mint leaves (for garnish)

fresh cranberries (for garnish)

orange (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Combine Canada Dry® Ginger Ale, frozen Orange Juice and frozen Apple Cherry Juice in a punch bowl
  2. Mix punch until frozen juice has melted completely
  3. Add thin slices of orange as garnish
  4. On top of the orange slices, add two fresh mint leaves and three fresh cranberry halves to form your Holly Garnish

Enjoy sipping your Christmas Punch!

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My kids were impressed with the fruity flavor of this Christmas Punch and my husband thought that the Apple Cherry juice added a really nice flavor to it. Now I don’t own a punch bowl, so I used a clear glass trifle bowl which was almost as large as a punch bowl. The rest of the punch went into a glass pitcher that fits nicely in my refrigerator. The advantage to using the trifle bowl as a punch bowl is that I was able to put this adorable Santa Mini-Tree Skirt around it as a decoration (best seen in my top photo).

Punch 630x420Punch is such a fun beverage to make because you can get really creative with what you mix together. I love the flavor and sparkle that Canada Dry® Ginger Ale adds to it. Because punch is best served with lots of ice to keep it cool during your festivities, you want to be careful not to dilute it too much. My rule of thumb when making punch is to use my Canada Dry® Ginger Ale as my water for my frozen juices. So I’m not adding any water to my punch (besides the melting ice cubes). This gives the punch just the right strength so that it’s delicious to drink immediately after mixing or after a few hours on ice.

Punch2 630x399I’m letting my kids help me pick out a new holiday movie to watch with your $5.00 VUDU credit from this deal. Watching movies during the holidays is my favorite way to relax and enjoy time off from our busy schedules with my family. Do you have any holiday movie recommendations for us?

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Which beverages do you enjoy for the holidays? Post a comment and tell me!

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originally published on: Dec 9, 2015 @ 08:00

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#shop Pomegranate Rosemary Butter Cake #HolidayButter #shop

I love holiday baking using bundt pans, so I used my Holiday Wreath pan to inspire me to create a fragrant Pomegranate Rosemary Butter Cake decorated with a red ribbon, green holly, and pinecones. I picked up Land O’ Lakes butter at Walmart to make the best-tasting butter cake I’ve ever made. It’s also the best-looking butter cake I’ve ever made. My kids were so impressed with my cake decorating that they thought I had purchased the cake already decorated. They’re used to my quick decorating method – a few shakes of powdered sugar. It works when you are short on time, but I’m glad I invested the time in decorating this cake because the results are something to celebrate. Next time I make this cake, I’ll refer to my photo to help the decorating process go a little faster! Pin my recipe for inspiration for your next bundt cake!

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My mom taught me that choosing the brand and type of butter you use for baking is important because it has a big impact on the final taste. I usually use Land O’ Lakes Butter in my baking because I know I’ll achieve the best taste with it. I love that they use a “Flavor Protect Wrapper” that protects the butter from anything else in your fridge (i.e. you don’t want your butter absorbing onion or garlic flavors).

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When baking a bundt cake it’s important to bake it long enough so that the cake batter is completely cooked in the middle of the cake. There’s nothing worse then a gooey cake middle! I baked my butter cake on the middle rack at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. You want the top of the cake to be golden brown and you can test if it’s done by sticking a toothpick into the thickest looking area of the cake. Let your cake cool before placing a serving platter on top of the cake – carefully flip both the serving platter and the bundt pan over and the cake should easily release from the bundt pan onto the serving platter.

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When decorating a bundt cake made from a decorative pan, it helps to look at the pan while you’re decorating. Sometimes details you may want to highlight will “disappear” on the cake after baking due to air pockets or an uneven release from the pan. You can easily bring them out using frosting – but you have to be able to see them first! I used fresh cranberries as the red holly berries and in the middle of the cake because they’re so pretty. The pinecones became the yummiest part of the decorations. That’s because I used chocolate fudge frosting as the base. Combine the chocolate flavor with a thin slivered almond crunch on top of a fragrant dense rosemary-infused cake and my tastebuds were doing a happy dance! I hope you love this cake as much as I do!

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Pomegranate Rosemary Butter Cake
 
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A fragrant dense butter cake for the holiday season.
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups Land O' Lakes Unsalted Butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4½ cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 tsp crushed rosemary
  • pinch of salt
  • frosting for decorating (red for ribbon, green for holly, chocolate for pinecones)
  • slivered almonds (for pinecones)
  • fresh cranberries (for holly berries and center)
  • fresh rosemary (as a garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with a rack positioned in the middle of the oven.
  2. Prepare a 9-cup bundt cake pan by throughly coating inside with non-stick baking spray with flour.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar and softened butter with an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine eggs and vanilla. Add to large bowl of sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a separate large bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, crushed rosemary, and a pinch of salt.
  6. In a measuring cup with a pour spout, combine the milk and pomegranate juice to make a milk mixture.
  7. Alternate adding a small amount of flour mixture them a small amount of milk mixture into the large bowl of sugar mixture and keep mixing with the electric mixer.
  8. Lastly gently fold in the pomegranate arils with a large spoon.
  9. Pour cake batter into bundt pan and level the batter out so every part of the pan is filled evenly.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes, Test with a toothpick for doneness and adjust baking time as needed for your oven.
  11. Cool cake in the bundt pan for at least 30 minutes (drape a tea towel over it), then place a serving platter on the top and flip the bundt pan over to carefully release the cake onto the serving platter.
  12. Let cool thoroughly before decorating with icing. Alternatively you can decorate by sprinkling with powdered sugar.
  13. Tip for creating Pinecones with Slivered Almonds: use chocolate frosting in dots for slivered almonds to stick to. Start at the bottom of the pinecone (closest to the serving platter) and work your way up to the top of the cake. The slivered almonds look best pointing downward. Even if the pinecone is shown facing upward in the bundt pan mold - reorient all pinecones so they face down (see photo).

If you’re baking for your family, or giving the gift of homemade goodies – visit the Land O’ Lakes Holiday Recipes for inspiration. You’re going to bake up something beautiful with Land O’ Lakes Butter!

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Pomegranate Rosemary Butter Cake #HolidayButter #shopThis post is sponsored by Collective Bias® and I received compensation for it. My opinions are my own and they are not edited by Collective Bias®Please visit my Disclosure Policy.

 originally published on: Nov 24, 2013 @ 15:30

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