Look what Peppermint and Cupcake brought us! When we woke up on Sunday morning it was obvious that these silly little Elves wanted us to make some Christmas cookies. We had some very anxious kiddos who wanted to get to baking right away! Thankfully these Elves know me - sure I love to bake and cook but right now I am feeling the hustle and bustle of this holiday season and the idea of baking cookies from scratch was making my stomach turn. Peppermint and Cupcake are pretty smart, they dropped off these NEW Nestlé Toll House Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets. Well okay my Elf friends, I CAN do this!
Those Elves had the frosting, sprinkles, and cookie cutters all ready for us to sit down and get to Christmas Cookie business - man those Elves might need to stick around all YEAR! Now, the best part about these Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets - they are literally ready for you to get creative with the cookie cutters. Not only does this help me not have to make a bigger mess with this fun Christmas tradition BUT it allows me to be more present with my kids during the process.
We had the Sugar Cookie and the Gingerbread flavors so we started with the traditional Sugar Cookie. We opened the package and let each of the kids have their own sheet - again, how much time did that save?! There was no fighting over who got the bigger sheet or anything.
We let Teagan and Jude decide what shapes they wanted for their cookies and had them use the cookie cutters. It was a great project for them both. I love this Christmas tradition that we have continued even with small kiddos at the table. Jeremy and I made cookies every year since we have been married and think it just makes the holidays even sweeter!
Look how proud he is of his work! The rolled sheets are so consistent which means these are literally the prettiest sugar cookies I have ever made for the holidays. These all ready rolled cookie sheets can be found in the refrigerated section at your local grocery. I highly suggest picking these up - your kids will think you are awesome!
I have always thought that Nestlé makes a really great sugar cookie dough and these Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets are just as yummy. Once we cut out our shapes we put them in the oven and let them cool over nap time. Once the kids woke up we got busy with the frosting and sprinkles! You know, the part that the kids decide to put more frosting and sprinkles on the floor and table than on the cookies? Yeah that part - the part that makes memories and overflowing frosted cookies! Delicious!!
Check those out! We will be saving some for when Santa comes to visit and plan on boxing some up for the Grandparents to enjoy too. Nothing says I love you like an one of a kind Candy Cane Sugar Cookie from a 2 year old! Such a special weekend activity for our family. Just another Christmas tradition to check off of our Christmas bucket list of 2014!
Oh and we did let the kids try their creations too! Yummy!!
I decided to get a little more creative with the Nestlé Toll House Rolled & Ready Gingerbread Cookie Dough Sheets. Sure, I could have just done some normal Gingerbread Man Cookies but since Nestlé made this tradition so much easier this year, I decided I had to do something!
Peppermint Cream Gingerbread Man Sandwich Cookies
Free Printable Recipe here.
1 package Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready Gingerbread Cookie Dough Sheets
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups marshmallow fluff
candy canes, crushed
1. Using the Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready Gingerbread Cookie Dough Sheets - cut gingerbread out of the dough.
2. Bake gingerbread man cookies as directed on the Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready Gingerbread Cookie Dough Sheets package.
3. Once baked, remove from cookie sheet and let cool completely.
4. While cookies are cooling, begin making your cream filling.
5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar and marshmallow fluff using a hand beater. Mix until mixture is completed combined.
6. Crush the candy canes in a zip lock bag, creating a nice fine peppermint candy.
7. Once the cookies are cool, create your sandwich. Add cream to the middle of 2 cookies.
8. Once the sandwich is made, sprinkle sides of cookies (cream) with the crushed peppermint.
9. Decorate the top gingerbread man cookie if you would like.
10. Keep sandwich cookies in refrigerator until ready to serve. The cream will set better in the refrigerator. Enjoy!!
This perfect cream filling could be used on any of the Christmas cookies you traditionally use. A simple addition to any cookie! The Gingerbread Cookies from Nestlé are so yummy too. I may have enjoyed one with my morning coffee this morning!! Nom!!
Well if you are still waiting to check "Make Holiday Cookies" off your Christmas Bucket List, I highly suggest you find some Elves to bring you some of this Nestlé Toll House Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough to get you started! You will be amazed with the Mess and the Memories that are made with your family!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!!