Peppermint Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

What's Christmas without some peppermint? Since I shared the perfect cut-out sugar cookies yesterday, I had to show you a fun little twist for Christmas. Peppermint sugar cookie sandwiches is what I came up with. Whew, I got some peppermint up on the blog just in time for Christmas. I can rest easy for a minute! These festive sugar cookie sandwiches are incredible! They're minty, buttery, and have a slight crunch. The crunch is more so from the pepperminut crunch in the sandwich frosting rather than the cookie. The cookie becomes soft. It's like eating a heaven sammich. I think when you add the small cut out in the center of the cookie and combine that with the frosting peaking out and festive sprinkles, it really pulls the sandwich together. It brings a little something special to these cookies. On another note, there are only 6 days until Christmas. Tomorrow after the husband finishes working his overtime, we're going to brave the crowds and finish our shopping. … [Read more...]

The Perfect Cut-out Sugar Cookies

The Perfect Cut-out Sugar Cookies

So, I had this recipe posted when I first started my blog ages ago. Okay, maybe not ages ago. Almost 2 years though. I wanted to do a re-post of it and what better time to do that than cookie season! So, these "perfect" cut-out sugar cookies are buttery and keep their shape perfectly. This cookie is absolutely amazing with frosting. Please, for the love of cookies, add some frosting to these cookies. The frosting softens up the cookies and brings the perfect touch of sweetness. 98% of the time I say frosting is more. The only exception are the drop sugar cookies I just posted a week or two ago. Those babies were made for my frosting-hating husband and they are fantastic. My son was helping cut out the sugar cookies. That means about 75% of the cookies were train cut-outs. The boy is obsessed. He also couldn't help but have raw sugar cookie dough fall into his mouth. *sigh* I know. Raw eggs, but sometimes it's impossible to catch them before it's all said and done. … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pistachio Bread

Cranberry Pistachio Bread

Okay, so I know I've said before how I'm a canned cranberry girl. I love the gel. This is still very true, but I decided to be adventurous and buy some fresh cranberries. I had big plans for the cranberries! They were going in my cranberry pistachio bread. This bread is a winner. It's loaded with cranberries, pistachios, orange zest, cream cheese, and white chocolate. Yeah, seriously. This bread should have been named overloaded bread, but the flavors co-mingle perfectly! It's quite festive and would be perfect for your Christmas Eve party. This bread is tasty slightly warmed with a little butter. It has a sweet and tart flavor and a beautiful crunch from the pistachios. The butter added a little bit of a saltiness to round everything out. So, try it with butter! You won't regret it. The cream cheese swirl in the bread is beautiful. I thought it would be a layer in the bread, but it turned into a swirl. No complaints by me, it turned out prettier than I even … [Read more...]

How to Survive Holiday Cooking

How to Survive Holiday Cooking

We're switching it up a little today! We have a special guest! Liz over at Goedeker's is sharing with us How to Survive Holiday Cooking! Head over and check out the great tips that she shares on her blog! While you're there, take the "What Holiday Dish Are You?" quiz and tell me what your results were! I got the main course! The songs say this is the most wonderful time of the year, and for most of us, it probably is! Yet this wonderful time can also be one of the most stressful, especially if you're hosting a holiday dinner. With kids running through the kitchen and family members inputting their opinions on how certain dishes should be made, holiday cooking can become a total nightmare. But don't throw up your hands just yet! The whole reason we gather together for holidays is to spend time with family and friends, not be stuck in a kitchen. This year, try using these tips to survive the craziness of cooking the holiday meal. Preparation is Key When cooking a massive … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Wreaths

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Wreaths

This post was sponsored by Nestle Toll House. All opinions are mine alone. Who loves to eat cookie dough before it's baked? Uh, pretty much everyone, right? I know we're big fans. I would normally go for a truffle kind of cookie dough item, but this Christmas I wanted to get real festive with it. I found the perfect little silicone bundt pants to make these chocolate chip cookie dough wreaths possible. One of my favorite things about the holidays is the time spent in the kitchen. I have so many great memories being in the kitchen with my mother especially around the holidays. The Christmas music playing in the background and the aromas of baked goods filling the house bring back the most cherished times. I'm taking a different route this year. Instead of baking a delicious chocolate chip cookie, I made a chocolate chip cookie dough wreath. It's a new and fun twist on the old classics and you can incorporate vibrant Christmas colors throughout the wreath. This … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #20

Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party

Our Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party is Complete. I would like to introduce the new fellow co-hosts. You're probably going to notice a few changes to the link up, but the rules and what you can enter will stay the same. Just a little revamping and definitely more exposure! Miranda's Favorite Miranda's Favorite Tiffany's Favorite Amanda's Favorite   Most Clicked Recipes Spinach, Roasted Pepper, and Havarti Quiche via A Dish of Daily Life Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix via 365 Days of Crafts Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (12/08 - 12/14) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <div align="center"><a href="http://www.cookiedoughandovenmitt.com" title="Cookie Dough … [Read more...]

Fried Oreos, Book Review, & Giveaway!

Fried Oreos, book review, and giveaway!

I don't know if I've really touched base on this, but my husband and I really thoroughly enjoy music. Wesley even bought me a blue tooth speaker for the kitchen the one year for Christmas. There's nothing more relaxing than listening to some of my favorite tunes and doing one of the things I love most, baking. Of course, I play it while cleaning up my messes, making dinner, and pretty much any other time I'm in the vicinity of the kitchen. I bet you're wondering what my love for music has to do with fried Oreos, a review, and a giveaway. Well, I'm getting to it. The book I reviewed is called Recipes and Road Stories. A little back story Hannah and Caroline Melby recently released their book Recipes and Road Stories, a collection of stories and recipes from their years traveling together as musicians. By the time Hannah was in the 11th grade and Caroline was in the 7th grade, the Melby sisters were touring the country in bluegrass bands, with Hannah on fiddle and … [Read more...]

Eggnog Donut Bread Pudding

Eggnog Donut Bread Pudding

Do you know what could make donut bread pudding any better? Eggnog! I've always been a huge fan of eggnog. I think it's definitely a flavor that you can either love or hate. Every year we faithfully buy some eggnog. Normally everyone has a tiny glass. Not this girl. I like to get my fill of it. I go for seconds and thirds. This year I saw some southern comfort eggnog that I have my eye on. Sometime before Christmas eve, some of that liqueur goodness will be coming home with me. Now I told you that I froze some of of those delicious cake donuts. Say hello to some repurposed cake donut bread pudding. I sliced them up into nice little rounds. Being half frozen made this super easy for me. You could easily let them thaw out and crumble them. That would also work great! If I wasn't feeding this delicious eggnog donut bread pudding to children, you can bet your buns I would have put a healthy dose of alcohol in this. You know, to keep your warm and cozy. However, kiddies … [Read more...]

Fluffernutter Muffins and Spread

Fluffernutter Muffins and Spread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias I've always loved giving and receiving homemade gifts.  It's kind of my thing. I have even packaged up homemade peanut butter dog bones to give the family's fur babies. What I love most about homemade gifts is that they are personalized. Someone went out of their way and crafted something amazing for you! Being that I can't get enough of baking, I find myself always giving away my extras as gifts. These fluffernutter muffins are no exception. As I write this post, they are being enjoyed by my husband's co-workers. Homemade gifts are always the most cherished and remembered gifts. They can be very budget friendly too. For a project like this, Kraft has some of my favorite products. A large canister of Planters Dry Roasted peanuts and a couple bags of Jet Puffed marshmallows and you'll have 4-5 pint jars of fluffernutter spread to hand out. … [Read more...]