Cookie Mashup Tray Recipe!

 

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Hey guys!

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I had a work meeting Sunday morning so I spent a few hours on Saturday night baking up a cookie storm haha! With the holidays coming up I thought I’d share the recipes with you guys since the cookies went over so well with my co-workers. This tray is the best of all the cookie worlds, it has something for everyone but is still super easy and fun to make! (You wont have to make 4 totally different dough’s from scratch, don’t worry!)

This Tray Consists Of:

  • M&M’s cookies
  • White Chocolate & Sliced Almond Cookies
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

I started by making a triple batch of basic cookie dough and then separated that dough into 3 bowls and mixed in their individual garnishes (M&M, White choc & almond, and oatmeal choco chip). After these three were all mixed and ready, I went on to make my peanut butter cookies which is just a slightly different recipe. *See below for recipes

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Single* Batch Dough Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

*This recipe is for a single batch of dough making 10-12 cookies, If you want to make all 3 types of cookies just multiply the recipe by 3!

For the M&M’s cookies just add 1 cup of chocolate M&Ms to your single batch of dough.

For white chocolate & almond cookies add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of sliced almonds.

For Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of whole oats to your dough.

Single Batch of Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Reeses Pieces candies

Next step is to make small balls out of the dough and place on a cookie sheet – bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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You will have to make a few trays and bake individually until all your dough is gone.

Then just assemble on a platter and your ready to enjoy 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Cookie Wreath Recipe!

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Hey guys!

Over the weekend my mom and I decided to do some baking in preparation for Thanksgiving next weekend(for Canadians). I remember my mom making a cookie wreath when I was kid and loved it, I’ve been meaning to make one myself for a few years now but just never got around to it. This weekend I didn’t have much planned so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out!

 

Sugar Cookie Recipe: 

**This recipe makes two batches for a full wreath**

1 cup Butter

2 cup White Sugar

2 Egg

2 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

2 tablespoon Milk

4 cups Flour

3 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

Bake at 350*

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Instructions:

  • Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350*
  • Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and then go ahead and add your wet ingredients to the same bowl. Blend well.
  • Once you have your cookie dough, roll into three separate portions. Wrap 2 portions in saran wrap and then put in the fridge to cool for an hour (or until hard).
  • With your left over portion make your acorn cookies. I shaped mine by hand by rolling them into a ball and squishing them flat (photo below). Next I shaped the ‘cap’ of the acorn by pressing in on the sides of my flattened ball and then added a little stem and hash marks.
  • Brush cinnamon over the ‘cap’ of the acorn to give it some colour.

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  • Bake acorn cookies at 350* for 8 minutes or until desired (I like my cookies soft and chewy)
  • Next take your refrigerated dough portions from the fridge and roll flat. Cut out your leaf shaped cookies and lay on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350* for 7/8 minutes or until desired
  • Take some of your cookie dough scraps and roll into little balls and slightly flatten(to make berries) . Bake for 4 minutes.
  • Once all your cookies have been baked, let them cool in preparation for making the wreath!

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The best part – Time to assemble your wreath!

This can be done any way you want, I chose not to put any icing on my cookies because I didn’t think they needed it. I liked the way the neutral tones looked with the subtle hints of brown from the acorns and berries. I flipped my ‘berry’ cookies over to show the browned side as a contrast throughout!

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