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3 Easy Holiday Treats

It’s time to get out your baking supplies and brush up on your holiday recipes! We’ve got 2 festive dessert recipes and 1 craft candy snack in this post, all super quick and easy to make.

“I’m MELTING!” Snowman Cookies

These cookies were super easy to make and they look adorable on any Christmas plate!

What You Need:

  • 1 pouch of Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 pouch of Cookie Icing in White, Red, Blue, & Green
  • 1 tube of Black Decorating Gel
  • 1 pouch of Rainbow Chips
  • 1 bottle of Chocolate Sprinkles
  • 1 bag of Full Size Marshmallows
  1. Follow baking directions on sugar cookie pouch, dividing dough evenly into 12 round cookies. I rolled the dough out and used a cup to make the perfect circle shape.
  2. On cooled cookies, draw a “snow puddle” with White Cookie Icing. Tip: Draw the outline of the puddle first, then go back in to fill the shape.
  3. While the icing is still wet, immediately place a marshmallow to one side of the cookie.
  4. Once the white puddle has dried and the marshmallow has set, pipe two “branches” onto each cookie using black gel.  Add fingers with chocolate sprinkles.
  5. Using the black gel again, dip a toothpick in the gel to draw on the two coal eyes and snowman mouth.  Using a small white dot of white icing, stick a nose onto the marshmallow with Rainbow Chips.
  6. Lastly, using the blue, red, or green cookie icing; carefully draw scarves around the base of the marshmallow.  With coordinating icing pipe on the three buttons beneath the scarf.
  7. Allow cookies to set for at least one hour before serving & enjoy!

‘Slay Santa Sleigh’ Candy Treats

I absolutely love the look of these festive candy treats! They are perfect for a little one who has to provide treats for school or any Christmas party & they are really easy to put together.

What You Need:

  • Full Size Kit Kat Bar
  • 2 Candy Canes
  • Fun Size Holiday Candy
  • Santa Shaped Chocolate
  • Baker’s Twine or String
  • Hot Glue Gun or Two Sided Tape
  1. Glue or tape the Kit Kat onto the 2 candy canes.
  2. Stack & tape or glue your mini candies on the back of the Kit Kat, pile as high as you can get!
  3. Glue Santa down in front of the stack of candy.
  4. Wrap & tie the twine or string around each candy cane and loop it up to Santa.
  5. Voila! You now have a Sleigh complete with presents & Santa for everyone to enjoy!

My Favorite Kind of Ginger Brownie

This creation was a little harder to create, only because I skipped a crucial step but I will make sure it’s much easier for you!

What You Need:

  • 1 Box of Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Water, Vegetable Oil, & Eggs called for on Brownie Mix Box
  • 2 Tsps Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Pouch Decorating Cookie Icing in White
  • 24 Mini M&M Candies or Red Cinnamon Candies
  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line 13×9-Inch pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over sides of pan. (This is what I failed to do) Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix brownie mix, water, oil, eggs, ginger, & cinnamon until well blended. Spread in pan.
  2. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely, about 1 hour. Freeze in pan 30 minutes.
  3. Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan, and peel foil away. Cut out 8 gingerbread mean using 3-inch gingerbread man cookie cutter. Gently push brownie out of cutter each time. Set aside end pieces for snacking. If cutter gets sticky, wipe clean with damp paper towel before cutting again.
  4. Decorate each gingerbread man with cookie icing; place candies for buttons. Let stand about 30 minutes or until icing is set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature with waxed paper between layers.

-M.

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