Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball means eating chocolate chip cookies in spreadable form for parties. Serve with graham crackers and cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Here we are, one week before Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Is your menu all planned out or do you usually scramble at the last minute? My family practically has the same menu each year, so no scrambling for us (and if you are scrambling, check out my Thanksgiving menu post). I also like to think Thanksgiving kicks off the season for get togethers and holiday parties, and as with any time you have more than two people in a room, you need some good party food (which almost always includes cheese). Now I’ve made some savory cheese balls before (like bacon cheddar and mini jalapeno popper) but haven’t shared a dessert cheese ball. Which is funny because this recipe actually comes from my childhood (with one slight change) – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheese Ball. That’s right – chocolate chip cookie in a spreadable form for graham crackers and cookies. Brown sugar, cream cheese, chocolate chips. Those three ingredients need to be at your party asap.

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Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars

Don’t have the time (or energy) to cut out and decorate gingerbread men? These Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars are quick to make and will put you in the Christmas spirit in no time.

Gingerbread S'mores Cookie Bars for Christmas baking season

Halfway through November, and I think my body is confused. On one hand, my brain has been wanting peppermint mochas, Christmas trees, and gingerbread. On the other hand, my heart has been lacking a bit of Christmas spirit. In fact, two weeks ago I was walking around the mall and wondering why Christmas trees were up everywhere. Then I realized Halloween is over and Christmas season has begun. A few days later, I got my first peppermint mocha of the season in hopes to liven my spirit. It worked for a little bit (or at least until my coffee was gone). Then I started craving gingerbread. I didn’t want to make gingerbread men because I’m lazy and quite frankly not very skilled at decorating. And when I’m feeling lazy like that, I often turn cookies into bars since all you have to do is spread the dough into the pan and frost. Except instead of frosting, I decided to top with mini marshmallows and make Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars.

As a baker during the holidays, I go through a ton of ingredients – butter, eggs, sugar, flour. Even though I’m all about getting the most for your money, sometimes you do need to invest in quality baking products (if you don’t believe me, try using cheap generic chocolate. No thanks). For these Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars, I teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill and used their unbleached all-purpose flour, which helps produce light, airy baked goods. If you’re looking for a chewy Christmas cookie that is reminiscent of everyone’s favorite campfire treat, these Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars need to premiere on your holiday table.

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Sweet Chili Mac And Cheese Shells

Sweet Chili Mac and Cheese Shells for a meatless Monday meal

Sweet Chili Mac And Cheese Shells with broccoli is meatless comfort food at its finest with a spicy cheese sauce to warm you up on those brisk, chilly days. My favorite part about being a food blogger isn't about working from home, receiving … [Continue reading]

German Chocolate Pecan Pie

German Chocolate Pecan Pie with coconut, pecans, and chocolate

German Chocolate Pecan Pie pairs together two classic desserts with its chocolate, coconut, and pecan filling baked in a chocolate pie dough crust made all from scratch. Last week was a roller coaster week of emotions. It started out hopeful … [Continue reading]

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta with toasted panko breadcrumb topping

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for some quick comfort food? Chicken Pot Pie Pasta topped with toasted panko breadcrumbs means eating pot pie during the busy … [Continue reading]

Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breasts

Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breasts with turkey pan gravy

When you're only serving 2-4 people for Thanksgiving and roasting a whole turkey isn't ideal, you can still have the flavors of Thanksgiving with Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breasts complete with Turkey Pan Gravy without having an … [Continue reading]