Girl Making Cookies
Growing up my family was spread across the state and the country which meant it was hard to get together often. But the holidays were a time when everyone came home no matter how far they had to traveled. I never recalled a time when someone missed out on Christmas festivities. Spending time with our family is what the holidays are all about. In our family, the kitchen is the hub of the home and baking is the perfect activity to do as a family to bring everyone together. We gathered around the island to create holiday memories making meals together and baking up goodies.

My daughter and I have been busy baking up memories this week as we prepare for the holidays. One of her favorite holiday treats are sugar cookies. The dough is easy to work with and she finds it fun to pick and choose shapes, frost the cookies herself and of course devour them after dinner. Today we had fun with this Candy Filled Sugar Cookies Recipe. 

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Candy Filled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

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Cookie Cutter
Instead of wasting time (and creating a mess) making sugar cookie dough, we went with Nestlé Toll House Holiday Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets so we got to skip right to the fun of choosing our shapes. While we were doing that, we let the oven preheat to 350 degrees. Christmas Sugar Cookies
Once they were all cut out it we use random circle objects like straws, bottle caps and icing caps to poke wholes into each of the cookies.
Shape Sugar Cookies
Then we placed our cookies on an un-greased, cookie sheet and placed in the oven for 5 minutes.

Candy Filled Sugar Cookies

After five minutes I dropped my glass candy into each cut out and placed them back in the oven for another 3.5 – 4 minutes. 

Candy Filled Frosted Sugar CookiesAllow the cookies to cool and then frost and decorate to your delight! 

Girl Eating Frosting

Last but not least, enjoy all of your hard work.  

Try the new Nestle Toll House Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough Sheets while you’re in the kitchen baking this holiday season and get more super cute recipe ideas like these Reindeer Cookies!

reindeer cookies recipe

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25 comments

  1. Those look great and super fun to make with the kids. My children love helping out in the kitchen and I am sure they would go bananas over a fun cookie recipe like this.

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