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Last Minute Christmas Cookie Guide

23 Dec

ChristmasCookieGuide
It is t-minus two days to Christmas and you haven’t baked your cookies yet? What kind of masochist are you? Oh my bad, you’re actually still looking for a parking space at Target. Your commitment is admirable, but now you have previous few hours to get that cookie platter stacked that you promised to bring to the party.

Red’s got your back. Now, depending on your situation, here is what I recommend… Continue reading

Espresso Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 Feb

Espresso Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Valentines Day and Easter are my favorite food holidays. Why? Chocolate.

True, Thanksgiving is all about feasting (or being thankful, whatever), but there’s more savory than sweet there. Yes, Christmas has its endless supply of cookies, but there’s never enough with chocolate. And of course, there’s Halloween, for eating candy while half naked, but everyone takes the chocolate first and soon you’re left with lame Laffy Taffy and Nerds.

But not Valentine’s Day and Easter, oh no. These are the holidays that insist you give me chocolate and you give it to me now, in mass quantities. A stray conversation heart may sneak its way into your stash this week, but those are easily crushed. Continue reading

Cake Mix Cookies

24 Dec

Cake Mix Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
In the words of my favorite caffeine pill addicted Saved by The Bell character, Jessie Spano: “NO TIME! NO TIME! There’s never any time!” Well Jessie, we may not be on the swim team, the cheerleading squad, student council, the yearbook committee, science club and in the school play while pulling down the highest grades at Bayside, but I think most of us can related to your caffeine crash rant this time of the year.

Not only is there no time (seriously, is the sun setting at 5PM?) but everything takes more time. The lines at Target are crazy right now, which is great when you decide to swing by after the gym to get some body wash and then as you’re standing in line you realize the sweat has made your mascara run (don’t judge, I go to the gym right after work) so it looks like you’ve been crying. Probably not so shocking to see someone crying at Target during the holidays I guess.

So here we are on Christmas Eve and you’ve run out of time and have no interest in battling the crowds at the grocery store for evaporated milk, caramels, peppermint extract, pecans or what have you, but you’re on the hook to bring cookies to family Christmas. This sounds like a job for cake mix; the secret weapon of a baker’s pantry. Continue reading

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