Getting ready for Game Day!!
Anyone who truly knows me, knows I am not a baker. I don’t enjoy measuring. I don’t like flour in my hair. I don’t appreciate my hand mixer mocking me with spewing creamed butter and sugar out of the bowl and into my face. It’s just not a pretty sight when I try to bake. But… I wanted to come up with something cute and clever this year – as well as delicious! Now, when I think of things that are “delicious” I tend to think of sugary, salty, chocolatey and nutty things. Basically any dessert that has those 4 components, I will take out the mixer, the flour, the butter, the sugar… I will come out of the kitchen looking my worst, but who cares when you have all that yumminess to eat?
Since I don’t bake – or even pretend to – I came up with the easy idea of putting 2 of my favorite things together: sugar cookies and a candy bar. I decided I had to do “something” to make them look as good as they taste – and with the “Big Game” coming up, I figured I’d go along with the football craze. And.. Viola! Perfect ending to any party! (or just a regular weeknight dessert. or amazing mid-day snack. heck, I’d even have one for breakfast…)
1 package Sugar Cookie Mix – bake according to package (can’t get easier than that)
2 regular sized candy bars (your choice! It’s fun to experiment!) – chopped
White Icing – (buy a tube… make it really easy for yourself!)
Prepare cookie dough as per directions. Use cookie cutter or stencil as cut outs. Bake cookies as directed. (I find baking on parchment paper is always best… side note: its hard to burn things on parchment ) Halfway through baking time, remove cookies from oven and place chopped pieces of candy on each cookie. Return to oven and continue baking until edges are golden. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Place cookies on rack and continue to cool. When completely cooled down, drizzle white icing.