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3 Ways to Dress Up Store-Bought Cookie Dough

December 23, 2013


If you’re a cookie, tomorrow night is your biggest night of the year. You’ll get all dressed up in your sugary best and laid out on a special plate with an ice-cold glass of milk. If you’re lucky, Santa himself will take a nice big bite out of you and leave a kind thank you note in your place. It’s a big deal to be a Christmas cookie!

Sometimes, however, it’s a big deal to even make Christmas cookies. I get it. Most of us are really busy people. Making cookies from scratch isn’t always an option. That’s totally okay. I’ll let you in on my little secret: store-bought cookie dough! I always try to have some ready to bake treats in my freezer – whether cookies, brownies or pie crust…just in case. But when store-bought alone isn’t going to cut it, JUST DRESS IT UP!

Here are three ways to reinvent regular store-bought cookie dough:


S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Bake chocolate chip cookies according to packaging instructions and allow to cool. Place 6-8 mini marshmallows (or more) on one cookie and using a culinary torch, carefully toast your marshmallow until gooey and top with a second cookie.

*Best eaten immediately.


Sugared Sugar Cookies

For this cookie, you must use the sugar cookie dough that comes in a roll. Remove dough from packaging. Place about 1/4 -1/2 cup sprinkles or sanding sugar in a wide dish. Roll sugar cookie dough in sugar and place in freezer to harden for 30 minutes – 1 hour. Remove from freezer and slice immediately. Bake according to packaging instructions and make sure not to over crowd the cookies on the baking sheet as sugar cookies tend to double in size as they cook.

*Store in an airtight container. Can be frozen for up to one month once cooked.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Bake peanut butter cookie dough according to packaging. Remove from oven and immediately place a Hershey’s kiss in the center of each cookie while it’s still warm. This will cause the kisses to soften, but they won’t melt completely. Let cool for 15 minutes and transfer to the refrigerator to allow kisses to fully harden. Make sure not to touch them while they are in their melty state.

*Store in an airtight container. Can be frozen for up to one month once cooked.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2013 11:07 pm

    I just made a fresh batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but I love these ideas. Thanks and happy holidays :) from Thailand!

  2. VVernhard permalink
    December 24, 2013 12:42 am

    Reblogged this on KP28 * Soul Food.

  3. meganliz permalink
    December 26, 2013 2:41 pm

    These are some awesome ideas! I’ll definitely be using them in the future when I’m too lazy to bake something from scratch!

  4. December 28, 2013 12:09 am

    All of these look delicious!! :)

  5. January 3, 2014 7:51 pm

    genius! i wish i saw this earlier! i had to cancel my cookie gifting tradition cuz i got too busy to bake from scratch. it was a sad xmas :( LOL

  6. May 6, 2015 11:14 am

    yummy recipes!

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