Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies  – pistachio cookies with vanilla filling and a chocolate drizzle! The perfect Christmas cookie!

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies - pistachio cookies with vanilla filling and a chocolate drizzle! The perfect Christmas cookie!

It’s Christmas cookie season!

How excited are you?!

And how was Thanksgiving?!

My kids were out of town and since I very rarely get a night without kids and I’m also always whining about the lack of poke in our tiny city, BF drove us 45 minutes Wednesday night so we could have a Thanksgiving sushi burrito and poke bowl. He had to work real Thanksgiving and I was happy not to cook a single thing this year.

And then I never left the house the rest of the weekend except to pick my kids up yesterday.

It was perfect.

Poke House, Round Rock TX- Hot Cheetos Sushi Burrito

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Hey guys! Are you shocked that I have more cookies for you?

I’m all cookies, all the time right now.

We have a bunch of new neighbors moving in right now (military community) and I have never been more excited for new people. They’re not even out of their moving trucks before I’m trying to hand tins of cookies to them.

I think baking is officially my favorite thing about the holidays.

I picked up ingredients for these yummy M&M’S® Brownie Cookies recently from the baking aisle at my local Walmart. The Walmart baking aisle has become my home in recent weeks – they have literally everything I need for my holiday baking.

Anyway, so what you need for these cookies is a box of Pillsbury™ Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting, and M&M’S® Brand Minis Milk Chocolate Baking Bits.

And then you need some vegetable oil, eggs, a tiny bit of flour, but that’s it!

Super simple and fuss free!

These cookies are so delicious. The taste of brownies with frosting and M&M’S®? I’m all about them!

Plus, they’re easy enough for my kids to do the bulk of the work. So we got the gift of family time by baking together and then we were able to gift the cookies to our newest neighbors. Sweet treats are definitely two gifts in one!

Are you giving any goodies away as gifts this year? I think everyone in my life is getting cookies and fudge!

If you’re planning to stock up on Pillsbury™ and M&M’S®, make sure you take advantage of the Ibotta offer at Walmart!

(Sidenote: I insist that you download Ibotta immediately if you don’t already have it. I’ve been using it for years and my lifetime earnings is at $224.85!)

M&M’S® Brownie Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Minis Milk Chocolate Baking Bits divided
  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, beat together brownie mix, eggs, flour, vegetable oil, and water until combined. Fold in about 1/2 of the M&M'S®. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake 9 - 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are crackly. Cool completely.
  4. Spread generously with the frosting and sprinkle with reserved M&M'S®.

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Maple Bacon Fudge – the perfect sweet and salty treat! These are great in Christmas cookie tins and at holiday parties. 

Maple Bacon Fudge - the perfect sweet and salty treat! These are great in Christmas cookie tins and at holiday parties.

Hey guys, happy almost weekend!

I haven’t talked to you since Halloween so how was trick-or-treating? We’re really lucky that literally everyone in our large neighborhood has kids so Halloween is always a fun night around here.

But I guess now it’s time to move onto Thanksgiving.

Or Christmas according to my Snapchat feed.

You guys. Stop. It’s too early.

Normally I’m that psycho putting out lights the day after Halloween but I just can’t handle it happening so early this year.

Plus, it’s still stupid hot in Texas.

I won’t lie, though, I was in Austin yesterday and may have run into Trader Joe’s for some of their holiday goodies. Christmas trees, I can skip for now. Buttercream truffles? GIMME.

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