Turkey Sugar Cookies

Turkey Sugar Cookies

Dana was getting inspired by Thanksgiving and wanted to make a nice treat for my son’s class.  So, she decided to make some Turkey Sugar Cookies.  That alone sounds good, but Dana added my son’s favorite candy to the mix.  Yep, Candy corns to form the turkey feathers.  These cookies are quick, easy and super delicious!  Plus, they look amazing! Super cute Thanksgiving Cookies that are perfect for any Thanksgiving Table.

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Dana and I picked up a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Very Merry Cookies Cookbook.  It has opened our minds to tons of different Christmas Cookies.  The cookie that Liam has been hounding us for, is a Gingerbread Man Cookie.  We decided to try out the recipe and it was delicious!  A must try.

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Fudge Crinkles

Fudge Crinkles

Fudge Crinkle Cookie

For the next couple of posts I am handing the reigns over to my wife Dana!  She was in a Christmas cookie kind of mood and we decided to have a Christmas Cookie Marathon.  Dana is a great baker and here is her first recipe.  Fudge Crinkles.  I have never had these before, but they are like little chocolate pillows of awesomeness!  Dana blew me out of the water with these.

Fudge Crinkles

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, oil and eggs by hand until a dough forms.  This is a temperamental dough so you do not want to use a mixer.

Mix till just combined

Coat your hands in confectioners sugar and then shape the dough into 1 inch balls.  You may have to dust your hands a few times.  The dough is really wet, so keep lots of confectioners sugar on stand-by.

Roll into balls

After the dough balls are formed, roll them in even more confectioners’ sugar.  This gives them that sweet snowflake look that you see in the main picture.

Roll in confectioners' sugar

Then place the sugar coated cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Roughly 2-3 inches apart.

Ready to bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until the center of the cookie just starts to set.

Perfectly Cooked

Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Fudge Crinkles
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 30
 
The perfect Christmas cookie
Ingredients
  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (15.25oz)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, oil and eggs by hand until a dough forms. This is a temperamental dough so you do not want to use a mixer.
  3. Coat your hands in confectioners sugar and then shape the dough into 1 inch balls. You may have to dust your hands a few times. The dough is really wet, so keep lots of confectioners sugar on stand-by.
  4. After the dough balls are formed, roll them in even more confectioners' sugar. This gives them that sweet snowflake look that you see in the main picture.
  5. Then place the sugar coated cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Roughly 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until the center of the cookie just starts to set.
  7. Perfectly Cooked
  8. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/fudge-crinkles-a-great-4-ingredient-cake-mix-cookie-32614

Quite possibly the easiest and tastiest cookies around.

Special K Bars

Special K Bars

When I was a child my Mom would make us these amazing little bars as a treat.  They were delicious and tasty.  They have a sweet peanut buttery taste but a little crunch from the cereal.  I just recently found out how easy they are to make.  They are super simple.  Just five ingredients and they only take 10 minutes.  You can not beat these treats.

Special K Bars – (From Mom)

  • 1 cup white Corn Syrup (Karo)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
  • 6 cups Special K cereal or you can substitute Corn Flakes

Grease a 13×9 pan.

Place a large sauce pan over medium/high heat and add the corn syrup and the sugar.

Corn Syrup and Sugar

Bring to rolling boil and remove from heat.

Rolling Boil

Stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla in.  Mix until smooth.

Mix in the peanut butter

Fold  in the 6 cups of Special K or corn flakes.

Special K folded in

Spread in greased 9×13 pan.

Spread into a 13x9 pan

Let set for 15 minutes or so and then they are ready to eat.

The Special K Bars

These bars are super easy and extremely delicious.  They are a must try.