Monday, November 26, 2012

I certainly hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend.
I spent mine with my sister, her family, Papa, and a lot of his brothers and sisters.  I adore my aunts and uncles.  

As I'm sure you noticed, I took a break from blogging, but I'm back and you're welcome! So, let's get to it!
Recently, Sis and Ashley came over for a baking extravaganza!
There's no other way to phrase it.  We baked for 6 hours and boy was it a fun time!
We divided up all the goods and this was just my share.  
That's a whole lot of goodies, am I right?
I'd share the cookies with you, but they were reserved for the family for Thanksgiving's big feast.
To make it up to you, we want to share the recipes with you.
It's the least we could do.
So, according to the numbered pictures above, here are the links or recipes.

1) Cookie Dough Bites

2)  Oreo Cookie Balls
You put one package of Oreos through the food processor to make them into crumbs.  Then blend the crumbs with one 8oz block of cream cheese, form them into 1 inch balls and dip them in melted chocolate.  It's that easy.

3)  Ginger Snap Cookie Balls
Same premise as the Oreo Cookie Balls.  You make a box of ginger snaps into crumbs, blend with one 8oz brick of cream cheese and we dipped these in white chocolate.

4)  Nutter Butter Cookie Balls
These are the same as the other two types.  You've got the idea by now...1 package Nutter Butters, 1 block cream cheese, form into balls and dip in chocolate.  These were my absolute favorite! Yummy!

5) Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

6) Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats
These are just normal Rice Krispies but substitute regular marshmallows with the strawberry flavored ones. Super easy.  We topped them with red sprinkles to give them a little shimmer.

7) No Bake Cookie and Cream Bars

8) Shortbread Bites
Bethany dipped some of them half way in chocolate. Delicious!

9) Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
We used premade Pillbury candy cane cookie dough and topped them with Wilson candy cane flavored candy pieces in the last minute of baking.

What special treats do you whip up during the holiday season?

These recipes are being shard on the following link-ups so join in the fun: Craft O ManiacSkip to my LouSumo's Sweet StuffC.R.A.F.T.Brassy AppleThe Dedicated HouseSarah Dawn DesignsThis Gal CooksAlderberry HillThe Gunny SackMad in CraftsI Should be Mopping the FloorSew Can DoKeeping it Simple Crafts, Sarah Dawn Designs33 Shades of GreenBlessed by GraceCrazy for CrustCowgirl Up!Not Just a HousewifeDiamond in the StuffHomeworkFunky Polkadot GiraffeHome Stories A2ZBlackberry VineBru Crew LifeLil LunaThe Winthrop ChronicalsA Bowl Full of LemonsUncommon Slice of SuburbiaDIY DreamerSomeday CraftsSavvy Southern StyleMy Girlish WhimsFree Pretty ThingsPrintabelleGinger Snap CraftsSouthern LovelyDIY by DesignUncommonCreations by KaraSugar and Dots733White Lights on WednesdaysHappy Hour Projects



  1. Well good lord this looks like heaven. I love no bake cookies!

  2. Oh yummy!
    I love easy!

    And those Oreo balls sound fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing!

    hugs x

  3. Cake batter rice crispy treats?! Heaven on earth and I WILL make them for Christmas.

  4. OM GOSH...I should have so not read this post at lunch time!! They look wonderful!! :)

  5. I hate baking.

    I effing hate it.

    you're welcome.


    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  7. Saw these cookies at the Great Cookie Exchange!
    They are so beautiful and sound so delicious!
    I would love to have you link them and/or any other recipe of yours to Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link to it:

    Can't wait to see you there :)

  8. I really want to try the peppermint ones, but they all look fantastic! Love your holiday blog look, so pretty!

  9. Oh wow! Sounds like fun! And sounds like you whipped up some delicious goodies!

  10. Wow what great recipes. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  11. I hope you enjoyed Thanks giving with your whole family. I’m happy that you are back to blog. By the way, cookies look so great and yummy.


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