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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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Cranberry Macadamia Nut Fudge - make this easy fudge recipe for your holiday party or cookie swap!

Happy Monday, y’all!

The holiday weekend flew by, right? I’m not ready for today! I need a few more days of doing nothing!

But the good news is that we can officially move onto holiday treats now! Yaaaaay!

So tell me, do you stick with the same holiday treats every year or do you switch it up and try new things?

I usually do a mixture of both. I always make my crockpot candy, my almond bark drop cookies, the cranberry orange cookies, and my mom’s snack mix. And then I always try a couple new recipes.

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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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30+ Christmas Cookies! So many delicious Christmas cookie recipes in one place - you are sure to find something you love!

Happy Monday guys!

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Did you do the whole Black Friday thing? I did not. I ordered a bag and some new glasses – prescription, not sun – and then I spent the rest of the day doing all the millions of dishes we somehow created on Thanksgiving.

I did go for groceries on Saturday and found $5 turkeys so you better believe we have a freezer full of turkey right now.

And then I found a cat on the top shelf in our shed yesterday, talked Fat Baby out of calling it Potato, and sent my husband 57 photos of the cat while he was at the gym.

He was all, “Did you steal somebody’s cat?”

And then, “Where did the cat get a can of cat food?”

I don’t know, found it in the pantry, did you buy cat food?

Oh! We also put our Christmas tree up! Which means it’s time for me to start planning the ridiculous list of cookies I want to make on the 24th of December! If you’re like me, this list should be a big help. So many delicious ideas – I wish I had time to make them all!

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I am so excited that it’s time for one of my favorite parts of the holidays season: cookies! I plan on going cookie crazy over the next month so get excited!

This first cookie I made is so awesome. It’s like a regular chocolate chip but has the Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces throughout. This was my first time buying the Peppermint Crunch and I expected it to be like the green ones but it really does have a fun little crunch. And the red is just so festive!

I love these so much and will be including them in my Christmas Eve baking this year!

One year ago: Artikchoke Dip

Peppermint Crunch-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 7 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar on medium speed just until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Mix in the flour until just combined.
  5. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball; place on prepared sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Take a glass (or something with a flat bottom) and gently flatten each cookie.
  6. Bake, rotating the baking sheets midway through baking, until the cookies are very lightly browned in the centers, about 10 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until firm enough to handle, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack.

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