Christmas is about so many different things to so many different people, but in our house, we want it to be about giving. Whether that is giving gifts, giving our time to help others, or giving cheer to those around us, we want giving to be the earthly emphasis of this season.
Oliver isn't old enough to opt in on family traditions, so I am going to start one without him- Giving Cookies! I decided to make holiday cookies for our neighbors, and I am hoping that I can keep it up as a family tradition over the years.
This year I am going to do a Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie. Below you will find the recipe, tips for making these just right, coupon codes that will allow you to get the ingredients at a discount (hallelujah), and a $10 Paypal Giveaway!
This recipe is easy to make, easy to clean up, and easy to deliver. I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix rather than making cookies from scratch because- folks, baking is not my strong suit! My husband can attest to that if you ask him about the apple bundt cake that I attempted...
You will need:
1. 1 Bag of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (Family Size)
2. 1 box of Oreos (most recipes call for double stuffed, but I like the new Oreo thins kind because I can't handle all that sweetness).
3. 1 large egg
4. 1/2 cup of unmelted btter
5. 1 Tbls of Water
6. Ziplock Holiday Containers and festive tissue paper for deliveries
Icing, Sprinkles, or Marshmellow Spread for decorating
If you shop at Publix, they are doing a promotion through 12/11. If you buy 2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes and 1 Ziplock Container, you can get 2 dollars off! Check your stores coupon guide when you enter for the coupon.
Click Here and go to coupons to print a $.75 off 3 Betty Crocker Items
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the cookie dough mix, egg, water, and butter until well blended (if you do not use the family size bag, ingredient proportions may change. Consult the back of theBetty Crocker Bag for correct measurements).
Place two lumps of cookie dough on either side of your Oreo. This works best if there is more cookie dough on top then on the bottom. You do not need to fill in the sides as the cookie dough will melt downward and cover your Oreo. Also, I found this to work best if you freeze the dough for a few hours before. The frozen dough is easier to manipulate.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
The cookies should look inconspicuously like regular Chocolate Chip Cookies on the outside, but will have a nice surprise when you bite in! I contemplated doing Girl Scout Thin Mints inside as well! If you have ever tried this, let me know how it turned out.
If you want to decorate your cookies, my favorite method is using Marshmellow Spread! Coat the top of your cookie, put it in the freezer for 2 minutes, and sprinkle with your choice of decoration (I chose powdered chocolate)!
Let your cookies cool for 5-10 minutes before packaging them up.
Line the inside of aZiplock Container with festive Christmas paper to liven up your packaging, or add ribbon and bows!
Enjoy the Christmas spirit of giving with each package of cookies!
Keeping with the theme of giving, I am going to be giving away $10 Paypal credit!!
If you don't have a paypal, don't worry. As long as you have an email address, you can receive the credit.
There are 2 ways to enter:
1. Leave on a comment on this post telling about your favorite Holiday tradition (Make sure to enter your email address so you can be contacted if you win).
2. Comment on my Instagram photo of these cookies with the word "Entered"!
You may do both for 2 seperate entries.
A winner will be randomly selected on December 15 and will be announced here and on Instagram!
Good luck and Happy Giving!
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