Hey ya’ll, this week I am going to share with you an incredibly colorful product that I think you will love. This company is called “Color My Cookie”. They have these most darling cookie sets that come in easy-to-use packaging. It’s so convenient because the cookies are already baked and have an iced white coating on them. They come ready for you and your kids or grandchildren to decorate saving you valuable time and money.
I have been watching the development of “Color My Cookie” for a while now and finally, we can bring you this review of their fun-filled cookie kits. They have a wide range of sets to choose from, and if you are a fellow cookie decorator, then you have to check them out! I was allowed to review one of their cute sets, and I jumped at the chance. The set I chose was the “Princess Magic” set and my review will be based on what I created with this particular set.
First off, below you will find the contents of what comes in the cookie sets.
The cookie kit comes with:
1 edible color palette with edible watercolors
2-3 small cups for water and sprinkles
6 ready to decorate cookies
Unpacking the cookie kit:
This company really packaged this cookie kit very well. All the cookies were intact and all items accounted for. The contents were packaged in plastic bags (cookies, sprinkles, tiaras). The cookie kit had packing material all around it and the kit was put inside another box for extra protection.
I give them a 5/5 Star Rating for their awesome packaging.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Painting and decorating the cookies
Oh my goodness, this is so fun and so easy! You and your children or grandkids are going to love this. This is the cutest cookie kit I have ever seen. I chose the “Princess Magic”cookie kit. It is absolutely adorable.
Their cookie kits come in 2 convenient sizes this is a large cookie kitthat contains 6 cookies.
The next size cookie kit is a mini and contains 3 cookies.
For ease of decorating and fun, I give them a 5/5 Star Rating.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Can you believe how easy and adorable this cookie kit is? They have so many morecookie themes to choose from. Find your special cookie kit today by clicking on the picture below…
The cookie is a shortbread cookie that is traditionally a Scottish treat made with real butter, which gives the cookie its signature crumbly texture. Icing the cookie gives it just the right amount of yummy sweetness for you and your family to enjoy.
I give Color My Cookie a 5/5 Star Review hands down. I highly recommend this product. You and your family will have so much fun decorating these cookies together. Super easy and fun and the children will love it!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
This product is great for birthday parties, all holidays, teacher appreciation week, and so many more. Get yours today and have fun decorating them with the kiddos.
Don’t forget, Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 1-7, 2022. This would be a perfect gift for the special teacher in your child’s life.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching! It is May 8, 2022! Color My Cookie would be the perfect gift for the awesome mama in your life.With some flowers of course! 😉
For more information,watch my video below from unpacking the product to decorating and enjoy!
I think these cookie kits from “Color My Cookie” are the cutest little cookie kits I have ever seen! They offer so many different kits for special occasions. Check them out now and see all of their awesome and easy kits. Get yours here at Color My Cookie.com Click >>here>> to get your sitewide 10% discount at checkout!
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Hi, Ya’ll, didn’t think you could create a beautiful Easter table on a budget? Think again! Read on to find out how.
Have you ever found yourself on the fence when it comes to decorating for a special holiday, like Easter? You have the desire to have a special holiday table and someplace you can go to that is beautiful, yet you don’t know how to begin, whether you will have time enough to pull it all together and how you will pay for it all.
But, I’m here to tell you that Easter and an Easter table are not out of reach, just because you don’t have tons of money. There are ways to create an Easter table that will make your family and friends think that you spent a fortune on it. The great thing is, most of it can be found at your local thrift store, garage sales, or Dollar Tree.
Below you will find my 7 easy steps to “Create a Beautiful Easter Table on a Budget.”
1. The Centerpiece
It’s all about the details, the centerpiece is your focal point. Here’s an adorable Centerpiece using different shapes and sizes of candleholders, eggs, and more. It’s a DIU project that you can do with your family. Click the button below for instructions to create this beautiful centerpiece for your Easter Table. Scroll down to “Now for the Centerpiece” for the instructions.
Mix in solid-colored placemats in these fun colors such as orange, red, blue, green, and build your Easter theme from there. You can then add a moss-colored charger to your solid-colored placemats. Next, place a dinner plate on each charger. You get the idea, right? For instructions click the button below. You will scroll down to you come to a section titled “Time to Set the Table.” This will provide you with everything you need to create an elegant centerpiece plus instructions on how to do it.
You can get Silver Plastic Flatware and Napkin Sets, 4-ct. Packs or by the case. I have used these several times and they look realistic and very elegant. These glasses are so pretty and make any table look beautiful. You can buy the glasses individually or buy the case.
Ditch the round plates for Royal Norfolk® Solid White Square Dinnerware and bring elegance and beauty to your table. With these classic white colors, you can create your most elegant Easter table.
These unique Royal Norfolk Solid White Square Dinnerware plates will make your family feel like they are dining at an up class restaurant right in your very own home. Click on the button below to find out more.
With an array of colorful Easter eggs, little bunnies, small Easter-themed containers with candy or flowers. The possibilities are endless. Just use your imagination. How about placing some fake carrots in a mason jar you may already have with flowers and setting them on either side of your centerpiece? Like the picture to your left.
You can use candles to help decorate your table along with the centerpiece. You can also use colored plastic Easter eggs filled with candy or use real eggs that you and your kids have colored. How about some colored glass vases and put littleeaster-colored flowers in them? Whatever you decide it will be elegant and beautiful.
How about a beautiful Easter-themed Tiered Tray? You could use it on your dessert table for a centerpiece and place all of your other desserts around it. You just dress it up with easter items and arrange them until you get your desired look. You can create this look to the left by clicking on the button below for a DIY Easter project.
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Baking is a fascinating process that yields delicious results. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, there’s always something new to learn. So here are fourteen things about Baking that you may not have known. Enjoy!
1.Baking is a Science
Baking is absolutely a science as well as an art. When you add flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., you have to do this in a sequence of steps that bring you to the same ending, something edible every time.
As a baker, we can think of ourselves as chemists and scientists. Why may you ask? We add different ingredients together in a sequence of steps that create delicious goodies. If done correctly, you can bake over and over again.
So, to sum this up, “baking is simply a form of chemistry that results in edible results rather than other chemical solutions or creations.” This quote is brought to you by Delighted Cooking
2. Baking is an Art
Why is Baking considered an art? Think about this for a moment; if you are adding all of these ingredients together and making, let’s say, a cake from scratch, then you are creating art! By the time you cook your cake frost it and decorate it, you have created a beautiful piece of edible art.🎂
We, as bakers, can be compared to an artist who paints or artists that sculpt. A painter creates beautiful pictures for us to look at and enjoy using paintbrushes of different sizes and paints of different colors. Sculptors create beautiful pieces of statues, bowls, animals, etc., using molding clay and a variety of tools to shape and mold their sculptures. And they use a firing process for baking the clay or sculpture. We bake our goodies just like they do, except we use an oven.😉
We sculpt our cakes, cookies, pies, etc. We can then decorate them using paintbrushes, a rotating cake stand, cake, cookie painting, cake spatulas to smooth out the icing on our cakes, and tools for shaping and cutting fondant. And I could go on and on. You get the jest of it, though, right? Do you see the similarities?
3. Baking is a Trade
If you love to bake, why not make a career out of it and do something you enjoy. Of course, this may require a certification that you can usually obtain by doing an apprenticeship. You can get these through bakeries that offer training such as Publix, Kroger, Ingles, technical or community college programs to help you obtain an associate degree or certificate. Usually, a college degree is not needed.👩🎓
Steps to becoming a baker:
Obtain your apprenticeship- through bakeries such as Publix, Kroger, Ingels, technical or community college programs.
Obtain a business degree- do this only if you are interested in opening your on bakery. You can do this by taking courses in small business management through a continuing education program.
Get your Certification- certification is not usually a requirement by most employers, however, if you obtain your certification it will put you ahead of the competition.
Attain additional experience- if you want to advance your career, gain more experience. Learn different techniques and skills that will lead you to owning your on business and creating high quality products that you can be proud of.
4. Baking is an Addiction
Baking is most definitely an addiction for me. I can honestly say without a doubt that “baking is my happy place.” I enjoy getting in my kitchen and baking cakes and goodies for my family for any occasion. It is a soothing therapy for me.
One of my favorite things to do is take a recipe and make it my own because it is challenging and fun! I came up with a recipe years ago that I call my “goulash.” My kids love it, and it’s always a family favorite at get-togethers.😉
5. Baking is Therapeutic
Yes, Baking certainly is therapeutic. If you are having a stressful day or week, measuring out ingredients and mixing them all helps relieve stress and anxiety. It makes me happy knowing that I am creating something beautiful and tasty for my family.
Creating things has been shown to make us happy if we feel out of sorts. Also, it gives us a feeling of accomplishment and triggers our senses of smell, touch, taste, and then, finally, seeing our result. So, the next time you feel anxious or stressed, try Baking. Baking will help you feel more relaxed, happier, and enthusiastic about life. Not to mention it can give you a sense of personal growth.😁
6. Baking is Precise
You may be wondering why Baking is so precise? Because when you measure all of your ingredients out and have your oven set to the correct baking temperature and time set, your Baking becomes like a science. If you follow your recipe step by step, you will produce the same results every time.
The correct amount of flour, eggs, oil, sugar, etc., is critical to the product’s taste and the proper consistency and density. When we are baking, we wear different hats. That must be why a chef’s hat is so tall because we are scientists, biologists, artists, painters, and sculptors. Dang, we are so talented!😊
7. Baking is Forgiving
No, Baking is not very forgiving! Instead, you ask for a disaster if you don’t measure the ingredients and take shortcuts. Baking is a science because you are mixing exact amounts of flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., together, guesstimating is a big No-No. So if you are baking cookies and trying to take shortcuts, you may wind up with cookies hard as rocks.
On the other hand, cooking is more forgiving. You can usually get away with adding whatever ingredients that you want to a recipe and make it your own. Baking, not so much. With Baking, the slightest miscalculation could mean a flat, dense cake should you forget the eggs. And the taste would be awful!😝
8. Baking is Challenging
Yes, Baking can be very challenging. But, not to worry, practice makes perfect (well, almost perfect). We are human, and I can guarantee you that you will still make some mistakes along the way. I have been baking and cooking for 46+ years, and I still make mistakes at times. So, it doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or just starting; you will make mistakes. When that happens, chalk it up to experience and a lesson well learned.
Because Baking requires exact measurements and the correct baking times make it more difficult. At the same time, whatever you are cooking can usually be saved if you make a mistake by modifying your recipe. Flour is one of the ingredients that can make them dry and challenging if you add too much to your cookies. Add too much flour to your biscuits, and they will be dry and crumbly.🤦♀️
9. Baking is Rewarding
Oh gosh, yes! Baking can be very rewarding because you can create all kinds of delicious treats for your family and friends. It helps relieve stress and anxiety and gives me a sense of well-being and accomplishment. And it also lifts my mood.
Lord only knows after the pandemic we have had in the last two years, I can honestly tell you that Baking and cooking have helped me a lot! Another great thing about Baking is you can spend quality time with your kids and teach them a great lesson. Who knows, they may grow up to be a famous chef.👩🍳
10. Baking is Delicious
Baking cakes, cookies, pies, etc., is so delicious. Nobody can deny that! There is nothing better than a piece of cake and a good ole cup of coffee, except enjoying it with family and friends. You can bake up some deliciousness that no one can resist when you have suitable recipes.☕
Get yourself some good recipes and get your Baking and cooking on!
11. Baking is Beautiful
This beautiful cake says it all! Yes, Baking is gorgeous. Even if your cake does not look like the above picture, it is still a beautiful form of art that you created. To me, Baking is not about how beautiful the goodies turn out to be, but how much fun and thought I put into it.
Watching my family eating and enjoying what I baked is beautiful to me! 😊
12. Overmixing is Bad
The number one mistake people make when mixing up their cake batter. Overmixing results in a dense cake. That is weak and will fall in the middle, as in the picture above. The taste of an overmixed is disgusting. Once you overmix, there is nothing you can do to fix it. So, guess what? That means you will have to toss the cake and start all over. Bummer!
I will use flour as an example; if you mix the flour into the butter, mix it until no more white flour is showing. Then you will know the flour is incorporated with the butter. Always follow your recipe step by step. Never skip over the numbers because you will be asking for a disaster.😣
13. Baking is Versatile
When I think of versatility with Baking, I think of muffins. Muffins are a popular breakfast item for many people, including me. You can get them in sweet form or spicy. People can find something in a muffin to satisfy most picky eaters.
With muffins, you can add almost any flavor you can imagine. I love a maple muffin with bacon on top. When my son-in-law first introduced me to them, I thought he had lost his mind! But once I tasted that sweet and salty taste of the bacon, OMG, it was awesome! So, don’t be afraid to try different flavors of muffins. You may be surprised deliciously.🤤
14. Baking is Fun
Baking is most definitely fun. I enjoy baking cookies for Thanksgiving and decorating them with my grandkids. It is so much fun to see the colors they come up with and their designs on the cookies. They enjoy it too.
The holidays are my favorite time to get in the kitchen and bake cakes, cookies, pies, etc., for gift giving and for all of the family get-togethers.🤗
I hope you have enjoyed “14 Things About Baking You May Not Have Known,” learned something you didn’t know, and walked away feeling better about baking those goodies.
Remember, always follow your recipe step by step, and you should be fine. So, get out there and get your Baking on and enjoy what you are baking. I know you can do this!
Hi, Ya’ll, most of us have probably wondered at some point which recipe requires more flour, cookies, or cake. Well, wonder no more! Today, we’re going to take a look at a few recipes and see just how much flour is needed for each.
First up, we have our classic chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for 1 and 1/2 cups of flour. For our cake, we’re going to be using a classic whiterecipe. This one calls for 2 and 1/2 cups of flour. Finally, our last recipe is for sugar cookies. This one calls for 1 and 3/4 cups of flour.
Now, let’s take a look at the results!
As you can see, the cookies require the least amount of flour, while the cake requires the most. This means that overall that our cake took more flour than our cookies. Thanks for reading, and I hope you find this information helpful.
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My mom is the one who got me into baking. I can remember licking the bowl after she was done making a cake. I’m not exactly sure why I was doing that, but I’m sure it was because it tasted good. I don’t know how old I was and I don’t remember it being something that my mom made me do. She probably thought I did it on my own, but I don’t know. The point is, she taught me how to bake, and it has become a passion of mine.
Because of my mom, I love to bake for my family for many reasons. I love to see the anticipation on their faces as they wait for me to reveal the finished product. I love how much fun we have sitting around the table enjoying a meal together. I love to hear their excited chatter as they dig into their dessert first and then move on to the more savory parts of their meal. Baking makes me happy!
I believe baking is just as joyful activity as it is practical. I believe that everyone should bake, whether you cook or not, and you don’t have to be a professional pastry chef. The techniques I have learned and mastered over years of baking have improved my cooking skills as well as my baking skills. Or maybe it’s the other way around; maybe my cooking skills have improved my baking skills.
I can say without hesitation that my passion for baking has brought me a lot of joy in my life especially when I bake for my family. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment when I get in my kitchen and create something I know that my family is going to love. When they sit down and dig in and I see the look of satisfaction on their faces, well there is nothing in this world like the feeling I get when that happens.
I have an eleven-year-old granddaughter that loves to bake as well. So, for Christmas, I made her a recipe book with a lot of my recipes to get her started on her baking journey. Some of the recipes I passed on to her were from my mom and my grandmother. She absolutely loves it! It makes me proud to know that I am able to pass along family recipes to my granddaughter. I know she will do great things with them as well because she has that passion for baking as I do.
If you love to bake or just starting out, I encourage you to continue your journey with baking. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than to create a dessert, dish, etc., and watch the people you love enjoying the fruits of your labor. This is what the joy of baking is all about.
Will you make mistakes along the way with your baking? Of course, you will! That is just part of the learning process. I have been baking for 46 years and still make mistakes from time to time. It just goes with the territory. But whatever you do, don’t give up and quit just start over again and use this as a learning curve. It can be frustrating I know, but the next time you won’t make the same mistake again.
I hope that you will acquire a passion for baking as I have. It will bring joy to your life as it has mine. Once you get bitten by the “baking bug, “there is no turning back. You will love the feeling of knowing that you have made a dish or dessert, that your family is going to love, then the passion and joy of baking will be in your blood. When you see the look of pure satisfaction on their faces, you will know what I mean.
I hope this will encourage you to take your baking to the next level and never ever give up! The baking world is only a mixer away. Now get your baking on girl and show your family how good you are! You can do this!😊
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Whether you’re a beginner or expert Baker, you can never have enough cookie cutters. There are so many to choose from, it may be overwhelming.
When it comes to the best cookie cutters for all your baking needs, appearance is a big factor. If the cookie-cutter doesn’t look like what you are wanting to create, then it’s no good to you. Price is also another factor that we take into consideration when buying bakery supplies. Buying and using quality products will ensure a longer-lasting experience.
I’ve been baking for over 46 years and I know from experience, that buying the best quality products is always in your best interest. Quality products will always last longer than cheap products!
Here are 6 of the most popular cookie cutters:
When it comes to the most popular Christmas cookie cutter, no list would be complete without a Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is a Christmas tradition in many countries and cultures around the world.
1. Wilton Christmas Tree Comfort Grip Cookie Cutter
This cookie cutter has a comfortable grip to protect your hands. Perfect if you only want to cut out Christmas trees. It has extra deep sides for cutting thicker cookie doughs. Also, great for cutting out Christmas tree shapes in brownies, sandwiches, cheese, crispy treats, fudge, and more. Amazon’s Choice-Rated 4.8/5 Check out the product features below…
If you want more than just a Christmas tree cookie cutter, then this one is for you, especially if you have little ones. You can create fond memories with your family by making these adorable shapes for Christmas. The set includes gingerbread boy and girl, snowman, candy cane, sleigh, stocking, present, star, snowflake, and Christmas tree. This set would make a great gift for the baker in your life. Rated 4.6/5 Check out the product features below…
3. Ann Clark Cookie Cutters 11-Piece Christmas Cookie Cutter Set
This cookie cutter set is proudly made in the USA with certified food-safe American stainless steel. This 11-piece cookie cutter set includes a candy cane, snowflake, Christmas bulb, snowman, angle, sweater, mitten, star, tree, gingerbread man, and a reindeer. Get your creative juices flowing with this cute set just in time for Christmas! Amazon’s Choice-Rated 4.7/5 See product features below…
Not just for cookie dough, making your creations endless
4.Ann Clark Cookie Cutters for Every Season 7-Piece Set
Now here’s a nice set that includes 7 seasons that includes a pumpkin, turkey, easter egg, snowflake, shamrock, heart, and gingerbread man. Just think of the memories you can make with your little ones for any holiday or event. Includes a recipe booklet! Rated-4.5/5 Seel below for product features…
7-Piece set allows you to cover many of the year’s major holidays
Not just for cookie dough, making your creativity endless
Made in the USA with certified foodsafe America steel
5. Wilton Cookie Cutters Set, 101-Piece — All Occasion
This cookie cutter set has 101 pieces there’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste. Enjoy a year full of special occasion cookies, sandwiches, brownies, or whatever your creative mind can come up with. Since these cookie cutters are made out of durable plastic, then you can have fun with your little ones as well without worrying about them hurting their hands! Amazon’s Choice-Rated 4.6/5 See below for product features…
1/3 inch comfort edge and deep blade for ease of use
6. Bonropin Ice Cream Cupcake and Sweets Cookie Cutters Set
This little 6-piece cookie cutter set is perfect for a birthday party, pool party, barbeques, or any occasion you want to make them for. Not to mention that it would make the ideal gift for the baker in your life! Made with food-grade stainless steel and is safe to use. Amazon’s Choice-Rated 4.6/5 Check out the product features below…
6-piece cookie cutter set includes: Ice Cream Cone, Popsicle, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Cupcake, Love Cake and Candy
Great for pool parties, birthday parties, barbeques, showers, etc.
Smooth surface that’s safe for your hands and fingers
These products are some awesome cookie cutters and I am so happy to share them with you! Do you have a favorite cookie cutter? I would love for you to share it with me. Pictures would be great of your holiday creations or any special occasion you want to share with me.
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So you know how I mentioned that I love my Kitchenaid mixer?
Well, I’m here to tell you that sometimes it is not enough…
Okay, okay, so I’m kind of silly and exaggerate, but seriously, a good dough blender is one of the most important tools in your baking arsenal.
I know that you can use a fork or tater smasher (southern lingo for “potato”) to blend your shortening or butter into your flour, but using a dough blender is so much quicker!
My favorite one is the old handheld one I found in an antique store here in my hometown about 1-2 years ago for about $1.50. I love using this dough blender. Check out my video below so you can see what it looks like…
Now, let us get on with my review. Enjoy!
Top 6 Dough Blenders Review
Spring Chef Dough Blender– Amazon’s Best Seller for a dough blender or “pastry cutter” as they are sometimes called. I picked this one to be my number one choice. Read on and you will see why. Impress your family and guest with flakier flufier biscuits, pie crust, cookies, etc. With this sturdy dough blender you can get the job done so you can be on your way to less time spent in the kitchen and you will be wondering how you ever made it without this awesome dough blender. Check out the features below… RATED 4.8/5
2. Zulay Kitchen Professional Dough Blender- Amazon’s Choice. You will find that this is not your typical dough blender when you use it. This little gadget is not just for dough blending. You can use it to chope fruit, vegetables, nuts, avocados, and eggs for egg salad plus more. No more sore hands or wrists after using this dough blender with its comfortable handle. Especially helpful with those suffering from arthritispain. So, if you are an arthritis sufferer like me, then this may be the one for you! Look at the features below… RATED 4.7/5
3. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Dough Blender and Cutter– Amazon’s Choice and for good reasons. If you love baking biscuits, pies, and pastries then this could be the one for you to add to your kitchen gadgets. It cuts cold hard butter and shortening into your flour with ease. Non-slip handle for a comfortable grip. Below you will find product features… RATED 4.8/5
4. Gorilla Grip Pastry Dough Blender and Butter Cutter- This durable dough blender will help you get the job done with its thick durable blades for a variety of foods with ease. With its curved blades and rocking motion, it allows you to seamlessly blend cold butter and shortening into your flour. Available in size medium and large. Check out the product features below… RATED 4.8/5
5. Orblue Dough Blender Pro-Premium- Now you can ditch your fork and tater masher. This might possibly be the only dough blender you will ever need. You can effortlessly blend your cold butter and shortening into your flour with ease. Shortens your preparation time which is a plus. Wow, your family and friends with your homemade soft flakey biscuits, pie crust, and pastries like a pro! See product features below… Rated 4.6/5
Ergonomic handle for ultimate precision and comfort
6. KitchenAid Gourmet Pastry Blender- Amazon’s Choice and it should be because this tool ensures proper blending of your cold butter or shortening for a better baking result. Because of the curved tempered stainless steel wires, it allows your repeated motion to break the butter and shortening down into smaller pieces as it mixes through the dough. This in turn is what makes for a flakey and delicious crust. Check out the product features below… Rated 4.7/5
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My top 5 Christmas Cookies I am sharing with you this week take me back to my childhood years when they came out of the oven all warm, chewy, and in some cases gooey.
I remember smelling all of the spices blended together to make the delicious aromas of those buttery, chocolatey, and spicey gingerbread men cooking. Darn, now I might just have to make some today! Ok, let’s get to it so you can get busy making yours!
Everybody loves cookies, so this week I am going to share with you my Top 5 Christmas Cookie Recipes to help you get in the Christmas spirit!
If you are looking for a holiday cookie that rolls out nicely and is tender and crisp then you have landed on the right page. They’re perfect for any kind of cookie-cutter you want to use. It holds its shape beautifully and you don’t have to worry about them running together when baking. Don’t restrict this cookie to Christmas! This cookie is good any time of the year for any occasion.
Quick and easy to make. 5 minutes to Wow! These delicious cookies are a big hit at parties or just whenever you are craving something sweet and chocolaty. Have plenty on hand because they will go fast!
This classic cookie is so easy to make and it has a soft plump center with lightly crisped edges. Your family will come back for more. This cookie is not one that you can use a cookie cutter on. They will not turn out well at all!
Now, who can celebrate Christmas without Gingerbread men cookies? There is nothing like smelling the warm aromas of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger wafting through your kitchen. Smelling this lets you know the holidays are here. Nothing says it like gingerbread cookies!
Donnas’ Best Holiday Butter Cookies has become a staple at our Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. This recipe is easy and fun to make with the kids and you can make the dough up ahead of time and leave it in your fridge overnight to help save time. You will need to let it set out about 15 minutes so that it is firm yet easy to roll out. Cut out your desired shapes with cookie cutters bake and decorate. Check out my Soft Cookie Frosting to decorate these cookies for a festive look.
There you have it “My Top 5 Christmas Cookie Recipes”. I know that you are going to enjoy making these delicious cookies with your children or grandchildren. These cookies will make you a hit at your next family gathering and trust me they will disappear quickly! So, what are you waiting for, get baking and enjoy!☕
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These days we “All” need to find ways to save money and time. With the prices of groceries, gas, and everything else skyrocketing, we need ways to save our money and get more bang for our buck. And ways to save our time.
So, I have put together a list of 10 things that I do to save money and time. Maybe, some of these will inspire you to save money too and your time.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s get to it…
1. Shop sales always– You never know when there are going to be mega sales at your favorite store until you check out their site on a regular basis.
2. Do not buy things at full price- If there is something you are thinking of purchasing, wait for it to go on sale before you buy it. This includes clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, appliances, or even food. I always wait for sale times before I make my purchases-I save tons of money this way.
3. Always look for couponsonline– If you are looking for coupons online, do not limit yourself to the sites that offer the coupons that you want. There are many other sites that can provide you with great coupons that can save you money on things that you were planning to buy anyway.
4. Create a meal plan for the week– Do this before you do your shopping. My goodness, you have no idea how much time this will save you! You can print a meal planner off the internet for free.
5. Make a detailed grocery list from your meal plan– This way when you get to the grocery store you want be trying to figure out what you need for the week. Such a big time saver and this will help you to save money because you want be buying unnecessary items you really didn’t need. You can print these off the internet for free.
6. Another time saver- Make freezer meals ahead of time . This is a big time saver especially if you are a busy mom taking kids to and from school, taking them to play in sports, to practice, etc. You just set the frozen meal out for 20-30 minutes and pop it in the oven to cook for the time your recipe specifys.
7. Shop the perimeter of the store first- Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy, Frozen Foods, and Meat sections, as these sections have fewer processed foods, preservatives, and more natural ingredients.
8. Shop only once a week- On the same day each week. By shopping regularly you will have a feel for how much you need to buy that week and you will also see how prices change on a weekly basis which is helpful when you are watching your spending.
9. Buy in bulk- When it makes sense or buy generic when possible. My husband and I share vegetables, soups, bread, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. when we buy in bulk with family members which helps us all save money. And they do the same for us.
10. Use a mix for part of the recipe-Oftentimes a mix will be cheaper than buying all of the ingredients separately. While you can use a mix for half of a recipe, adjust the other ingredients accordingly. You can also substitute alternative ingredients for featured ones. If a recipe calls for onions or garlic that are out of season, or if you just don’t have any on hand, try using shallots or garlic powder instead.
There you have it. I hope you enjoyed Baking With Donna: 10 Ways to Save Money and Time as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you. Maybe this will help you as much it has me.
I would love to know if you tried this and how much it helped you. Do you have anything to contribute to my 10 ways to save money and time? If you do please share below.