Holiday Pretzel Candy

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Ingredients:
30 Snyders butter cross pretzels
30 Hershey kisses; your choice of flavor
30 M&M candies

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Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and evenly distribute the pretzels. Unwrap the Hershey kisses and put in the center of pretzel.

2. Bake for 4-7 minutes; or until chocolate is slightly melted completed through the center. You can tell if it’s ready by taking a butter knife and pressing down the center. Once candy is melted, immediately place M&M candy in the center and press down lightly. Let candy cool for at least 30 minutes or put in fridge for 20 minutes until candy is hard again.
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White Chocolate Roasted Almond Cookies

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Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter; room temperature
3//4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsley chopped roasted almonds

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. In a mediunm bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium sized bowl, mix butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla until well combined with a mixer. Once combined, add flour mixture and mix until dough starts to form.

2. Sprinkle in chocolate chips and almonds and mix with hands (so you don’t over mix).

3. In a greased cookie sheet, form dough into dough balls and place 1 inch apart on sheet. Press each dough ball with 2 fingers to spread dough out. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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I love cupcakes and I love anything that is cookie-dough flavored. This is the perfect cupcake if you are like me! To save you some time, you can just use the store bought mini cookies to garnish on top.

 Yield: 24

Ingredients:

1 batch (24 cupcakes) of your favorite yellow cake cupcake recipe
1 batch of your favorite cookie dough recipe (and LEAVE OUT THE EGGS, BAKING SODA, &/OR BAKING POWDER), this is for the “frosting”
1 baked batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies (for the top of cupcakes)

Steps:
1. Get cookie dough and round into 1 inch balls and then flatten until it is the size of the top of the cupcake.

2. With a sharp knife, cut a 1 inch slit into the cupcakes.

3. Place baked chocolate chip cookies into the slit for decoration.