Mini chocolate chip cutouts

I hope you can tell this is a Christmas tree

For my first cutout cookies of the season, I opted for a mini chocolate chip recipe and tossed in a few mini m&ms. I like my cookies thick, so these spread out a little more than I prefer. I will try to tweak the recipe to see if I can remedy that. I do recommend mini chocolate chips because the dough is easier to cut with cookie cutters.

These are very old, yet I can’t part with them!

I made my cutouts into cookie sandwiches because I am a terrible decorator. I use a simple vanilla and /or chocolate frosting.

A gingerbread man
Flip the gingerbread man upside down and you have a reindeer

Notes – remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. If you chill the dough, take it out a few hours before so it is easier to roll. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&ms (or you can use another cup of mini chips)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream butter, crisco, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend in yolks. Fold in flour. Dough may take a while to come together. Add a tbs or 2 or water if you want to help blend dough. Mix in chips and m&ms. On a floured surface, roll and cut. Place on your prepared cookie sheet. Bake one sheet at a time, for ten minutes. Cool completley.

Frosting – combine 2 tbs butter (melted), with 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbs milk, 1 tsp vanilla. You can add more milk or powdered sugar to get the texture you want. I added green food coloring

These are a Christmas tree, Santa’s ans stockings
A stocking sandwich cookie.

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Happy Opening Night of the NFL season cookies! Go Bills!

Go Bills!

Tonight is a very big night – the Bills season opener, which is also the NFL season opener. 😊 To celebrate such a monumentous occasionally, I made chocolate cutouts sandwich cookies, with footballs and football helmets. I put a simple buttercream filling between 2 cookies.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, so your oven cycles to the correct temperature. Line cookie sheets with nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, crisco and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Roll to desired thickness and cut. (I like mine to be on the thicker side)

On lined cookie sheets, place cookies

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool completley.

  • Filling ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbs heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – blend butter and powdered sugar. Add cream and vanilla. Spread between 2 cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you make these, let me know how they turn out.

Gingerbread men/Reindeer sandwich cookies

Gingerbread men sandwich cookies

In the spirit of the Christmas season, I present you with this gingerbread men recipe. You can also flip them upside down and they become reindeer! I can not decorate, so I made these into sandwich cookies, using a simple vanilla frosting recipe. The only thing I forgot to do was sprinkle sugar on top of the cookies before baking.

Reminders – 1) scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. 2) chill the dough at least a few hours. (You may need to let it sit out for a bit after the chill process to make it easier to roll out. 3) preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temperature

Reindeer sandwich cookies
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tbs water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Extra sugar

Directions – cream butter and sugar. Add egg, molasses and water. Blend in dry ingredients. Dough may be a little sticky. Cover and chill at least a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. On a floured surface, roll out dough to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Place on sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Cool completely.

Frosting – combine 2 tbs melted butter, 2 cups powdered sugar,1 tsp vanilla and add enough cream, a tbs at a time, to the desired consistency/thickness you want. Add food coloring if desired, spread between 2 cookies.

Yum!

Thanks for stopping by! If you make these, let me know how they turn out. I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace, happiness and love. And remember, be kind. We all need kindness

mini chocolate chip- crushed Oreos cookies stuffed with smores sandwich cookies

Mini chocolate chips, crushed Oreos and a smores sandwich cookie

I had some smores sandwich cookies that I picked up and thought they would be good to stuff in a cookie. So I put together a chocolate chip cookie dough, added some mini chips and crushed up the remaining 10 Oreos I had leftover from my peanut butter pie recipe. And I stuck a smores sandwich cookie in the middle of it. I have no idea if these will be good or not, but I think the people,at work will eat them.

1 1/2 tbs dough on the bottom and top and a smores sandwich cookie in the middle
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baming soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 12 crushed Oreos
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
C is for cookie!

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl, cream butter, Crisco, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and yolks and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Mix in chips and Oreos. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs of dough, slightly flatten. Place sandwich cookie on top. Scoop put another 1 1/2 tbs dough, slightly flatten, place on top of sandwich cookor. Completely cover cookie with dough. stagger on a cookie sheet that has been lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Bake 11 minutes. There will be light golden patches on top. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

The cookie monster got this one!

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