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Sweets

White Chocolate Sugar Cookie M&M’s Arrive In Candy Aisles This Holiday

Photo courtesy of M&M’s

With the holiday season speeding towards us like a California Governor to the last Turbo Man figure, we’re strapping on and enjoying all the new seasonal sweets that are hitting the snack aisles.

One that’s particularly noteworthy is M&M’s debuting their new White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies. The limited-edition holiday flavor features a white chocolate, sugar cookie-flavored shell with a crispy center.

For fans of either the rich textures of white chocolate or the buttery crunch of sugar cookies, this sounds like the perfect holiday amalgam.

You can now find the new M&M White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies in stores nationwide and online at MMS.com.

Happy holidays, everyone!

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Cravings

Pop-Tarts Now Has Frosted Sugar Cookie Flavor

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Winter is coming and we’ve started to notice the first chill in the air, the wind that reddens our cheeks when we step outside. Luckily, that also means lots of hot cocoa, snow, and deliciously sweet treats. So it should come as no surprise that your favorite junk food has just merged with your favorite winter cookie. Sugar Cookie Pop Tarts are here, everyone!

The Pop Tarts are made of a  sugar cookie-dough flavored filling inside a vanilla crust. They’re covered in a crackly white frosting and decorated with “retro winter images.” This is another limited edition flavor, joining the ranks of pumpkin pie and red velvet Pop Tarts for the cooler months. We’ll take a box of each please, and a warm mug by the fire.

Sugar Cookie Pop Tarts @Amazon 

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Sweets

Harry Potter Cookie with Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Hidden Inside

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During the height of the Potter craze, most of us wanted nothing more than to receive that Hogwarts acceptance letter in the mail. We would’ve chosen that over our top college pick any day and taken a chance to leave our muggle lives behind in a heartbeat. While those days are now past, this Hogwarts cookie with a letter awaiting inside offers tasty consolation.

Made by Tina of Sugar Bean Bakers for a friend’s birthday, the recipe calls for just a few easy steps. The cookie itself consist of a simple sugar cookie recipe, then gets topped with marshmallow fondant. The “official” Hogwarts acceptance letter is folded and placed inside beforehand, making a delightful surprise for any Potter fan.

For those of you still waiting by the mailbox for that fateful day, these Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Cookies will hold you over ’til then.

H/T + PicThx Sugar Bean Bakers

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Recipes

Soft-baked Sugar Cookies

These soft baked sugar cookies are just like you get from the grocery store. You know the ones – they come loaded with frosting and sprinkles, not a speck of brown in sight. Just pure, soft, melt-in-your-mouth pillows of sugar. I thinned my frosting a bit too much, but was already disheartened from not getting it as red as i wanted, so I gave up and just went ahead frosting them. They still tasted great & looked pretty, no harm no foul.

These would be a great addition to your holiday cookie lineup, and you can adapt the decorations for just about any time of the year 🙂

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

For the cookies:

  • 4 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7-8 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; line sheets with parchment.

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Beat in vanilla until blended. Gradually add flour mixture and beat on low just until incorporated. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

3. When ready to bake, scoop into 1-ounce balls (about 1 tablespoon) and gently press down center to flatten a little bit. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until set, they should not be browned at all. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

4. To frost the cookies, sift powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add melted butter, vanilla, and milk to the bowl, whisking until smooth. If frosting is too thick, whisk in additional milk as necessary, 1 teaspoon at a time. If frosting is too thin, add additional powdered sugar.

* To save for later, scoop into 1-ounce balls, flatten slightly, then freeze to bake at a later date. Add a couple extra minutes to the baking time if baking from frozen.

*Baking in 1-ounce balls, this batter will make up to 4 dozen cookies