Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Hate cutting out sugar cookies? No need to roll and cut dough with Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies! Just scoop and bake then frost with a creamy chocolate frosting. Top with chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.


Hate cutting out sugar cookies? No need to roll and cut dough with Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies! Just scoop and bake then frost with a creamy chocolate frosting. Top with chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.

One thing I love about Christmas is all of the cookie recipes available. You have your special Christmas cookies like peppermint and gingerbread. Then you have your classics like chocolate chip and peanut butter. Then you have your fancy I’m-ready-for-Christmas cookies with their fun Christmas shapes topped with red and green sprinkles. I don’t think any holiday is complete without sugar cookies.

However, I’m not a fan of decorating cookies. I love eating them. I love looking at them. But I do not enjoy chilling, rolling, cutting, more chilling, more rolling, more cutting then decorating with my subpar art skills with sprinkles all over the floor. That’s when I opt to make sugar cookies by scooping and baking, like with these Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies. They are similar to my soft pumpkin sugar cookies but made for chocolate lovers with their chocolate batter and creamy chocolate frosting. Make them for your cookie trays. Make them for your friends. Make them for a snack while watching your favorite Christmas movies (Elf, anyone?)

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Cranberry Baked Brie

The easiest snack you can make for entertaining holiday guests – Cranberry Baked Brie served on a festive cheese board with crackers and fruit. Ooey gooey cheese ready in 10 minutes!


The easiest snack you can make for entertaining holiday guests - Cranberry Baked Brie served on a festive cheese board with crackers and fruit. Ooey gooey cheese ready in 10 minutes!

The countdown to Christmas is on! How many of you enjoy hosting family and friends? Or maybe you’re looking for a simple holiday snack. It’s always thoughtful to serve your guests a homemade dessert, but sometimes you don’t have the time. You still work a full time job on top of the usual Christmas tasks – decorating the tree, shopping for gifts, wrapping said gifts, watching your favorite Christmas movies, taking in the lights downtown while it’s still December. There are times where even I don’t have time to make a dessert for guests. When that happens, I put out snacks in pretty bowls and dishes. There’s nothing as disappointing as having a guest over only to find out there’s nothing to eat.

One way to make the snacks more presentable is with a cheese board. It’s no secret I love dessert, but I also equally love cheese boards. I’ve always said I have discipline not eating too many sweets, but when it comes to snacks, all bets are off. I may only eat 1-2 cookies, but I can eat a whole sleeve of butter crackers. One popular cheese for sharing is Brie. You can serve it cold, but I took it one step further with Cranberry Baked Brie. Brie melts so easily that in 10 minutes, you can have ooey gooey melted cheese. On top I added some sweetness with cranberry sauce and texture with chopped pecans. Even if you don’t have time to make dessert. Even if you are stopping at the store after work and only have 15 minutes to prepare something,baked Brie is your answer to quick entertaining.

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Ham and Cheese Baked Eggs in Toast

Baking a tray of Ham And Cheese Baked Eggs In Toast in the oven means you can make several servings at once for breakfast, brunch, or brinner. Great way to use up leftover Christmas and Easter ham.

Baking a tray of Ham And Cheese Baked Eggs In Toast in the oven means you can make several servings at once for breakfast, brunch, or brinner. Great way to use up leftover Christmas and Easter ham. This post is sponsored by Smithfield. As … [Continue reading]

No Bake Turtle Cheesecake Phyllo Cups

Looking for a bite-sized dessert to share with family and friends? These easy-to-serve No Bake Turtle Cheesecake Phyllo Cups with chocolate, caramel, and pecans will be a popular hit!

Looking for a bite-sized dessert to share with family and friends? These easy-to-serve No Bake Turtle Cheesecake Phyllo Cups with chocolate, caramel, and pecans will be a popular hit! Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? Did you go Black … [Continue reading]

Cranberry Orange Sangria

Make your next holiday cocktail an easy one with Cranberry Orange Sangria made with red wine, cranberry juice, and oranges.

Make your next holiday cocktail an easy one with Cranberry Orange Sangria made with red wine, cranberry juice, and oranges. We're 3 days away from the biggest food holiday of the year - are you ready for it? I'm ready for it. Probably because … [Continue reading]

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

You'll go nuts for a heavenly slice of Pecan Pie Cheesecake with a homemade pecan graham cracker crust that combines two classic desserts into one sinful bite.

You'll go nuts for a heavenly slice of Pecan Pie Cheesecake with a homemade pecan graham cracker crust that combines two classic desserts into one sinful bite. Last week was definitely an exhausting and eye opening week. This blog has always … [Continue reading]