Tick tock tick tock we are counting down the Christmas clock!
There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season whether it be cooking or baking, decorating the house, sending holiday cards, hosting cocktail parties or cookie swaps or just finding bits of time to spend with the ones you love!
It is certainly the busiest time of year, but I don’t sweat the details since I can easily find a lot of what I need at my local Stop and Shop!
One of my favorite ways to spend my time during these next few weeks is gathering my favorite cookies recipes, buying my ingredients, cranking the holiday music, turning the oven, and baking with my two little ladies. Giving baked goodies as gifts is something become a tradition when my husband and I were first married. And now that tradition continues on with my kids. It has become something they look forward to every year.
Stop and Shop has everything we need for holiday baking. We made a ton and gift it all up in pretty boxes and packages and the excitement and joy my girls have for giving their home baked goodies warms their hearts and mine.
If you don’t have the patience or time or just find yourself in a pinch – Stop and Shop has some great options to make holiday baking just like home made. I found these awesome gingerbread and peppermint cookies that are great for kids to pop apart, set on a baking sheet for a parent to put into the oven. In minutes you have a warm, fresh baked dozen perfect for gift giving. And when you grab your cookies found in the dairy section, stop by the holiday aisle and grab a pretty tin or box and your gift is done!
I took these break ‘n bake gingerbread cookies and turned them into wreath cookies! So easy! Check it out…
Step 1 – let the dough come to room temperature for a few minutes so you can manipulate it.
Step 2 – break the cookies apart.
Step 3 – roll the dough into a small log shape.
Step 4 – form the dough into a circle and secure the two ends with your fingers.
Step 5 – place on a cookie sheet and bake following the directions, 14-16 minutes at 350.
Remove from the oven, let cool on a baking rack, and decorate! For these *wreaths* I made a simple icing of confectioner sugar and milk. I then drizzled the cookies with a fork and added some green sanding sugar. Pretty and SO EASY!
This time of year can easily get so busy and feel overwhelming, but taking a step back and baking some cookies can easily reset your holiday mood. Bake a warm dozen and bring it over to the neighbor you haven’t chatted with in a bit or leave some in the mailbox for the mail carrier.
While you are shopping check out these other Limited Time seasonal offerings→
Orange Cranberry Baked Brie
Orange Cranberry Goat Cheese Log
Holiday Spice Sweet Potato Cranberry Soup
Peppermint Sandwich Cream Cookies
Peppermint Whipped Topping
Gingerbread Break-and-Bake Cookies
Gingerbread 4-inch Cake