Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Egg Nog Icing

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This recipe is one I've been kicking around since I visited Mount Vernon in September. Given my love of George Washington and chocolate, this wasn't a stretch to come up with.  Knowing GW liked chocolate too?  Even better (even if chocolate wasn't really truly enjoyed in baking until after he was gone...) but I did ...

Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow

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 Usually when we do food gifts for friends and neighbors, we do a sweet popcorn mix. This year, we're changing things up a bit and doing Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. Still simple, still sweet, still fun to give, but a little different flavor and ingredients! Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies Ingredients 6 C. Chex Mix ...

Andes Mint Fudge

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Andes Mint is the perfect flavor to use as a base for  a good holiday fudge- make a batch and share with family, friends, teachers, and neighbors this season, but only if you want it to be asked for again and again! A quick and easy fudge recipe is a must in your holiday baking repertoire ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Mix

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This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We love to make things to give as gifts, or with purchased gifts.  Edible gifts are fun to make- we've made many this year, including jars of soup mix for the Hawkwing organization. Yesterday we made Chocolate ...

Reindeer Trifle + #Giveaway

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The folks at Hostess challenged me (along with other bloggers) to make either a fun centerpiece or a fun holiday recipe with their products.  Let Hostess snacks make your family’s holiday recipes a little sweeter. From Ho Hos to Twinkies, you can create a delicious holiday tradition for everyone to enjoy. We decided that since ...

Homemade Kit Kat Bars

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Homemade versions of popular candies are almost always better than the "real" thing and this one is no exception. My husband adores Kit Kat bars.  Maybe too much.  Ok, ok. We all love them.   I love making my favorite candy bars at home, it's the challenge of trying to recreate a favorite flavor minus some additives ...

Homemade Rock Candy

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Rock Candy is one of those sweet treats from childhood that takes you back-it wasn't anything fancy, not covered in chocolate, just good sugary sweetness.  It is also a lot of fun and very easy  to make at home in any colors you want to match any holiday or party color scheme (shh don't tell ...

Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles

Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles

These little Oreo Cookie Truffles are easy to make and delicious.  The chocolate and coconut are a great flavor combination.  Coated in blue candy and topped with shredded coconut makes them perfect for the upcoming holidays.  They would also be a great treat for a "Frozen" themed birthday or party. Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles Ingredients: 1 package Oreo Cookies ...

Holiday Cookie Recipes: M&Ms Cookies

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Still plenty of time to gather your holiday cookie recipes- here's another fun and easy one called Holiday M&M Cookies!!  These can really be for ANY holiday, just swap out whatever season's M&Ms you have.  I suppose you could even just have plain old M&M cookies too...if you want. I like the festive ones for ...

M&M Holiday Cookie Bars

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Part cookie, part bar. This M&M cookie bar is a tasty Christmas treat for an after school snack, or to add to your holiday baking for sharing.  While they are delicious for a year round treat using holiday M&Ms makes for a festive, seasonal dessert. They are perfect with a big glass of milk  and ...