4th of July Moonshine Cherry Bombs

4th of July Moonshine Cherry Bombs

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Lynell

The 4th of July weekend of celebration is upon us! How will you be celebrating? With a potluck? Picnic? Trip to the lake or cabin? No matter the celebration one consistent aspect of any summertime get-together is delicious food and of course… Tasty drinks and liquor ideas! Continue reading “4th of July Moonshine Cherry Bombs”

Festive Easter Egg Tree

Festive Easter Egg Tree

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It’s mid-March, with no snow, abundant sunshine and warm days- It’s giving me spring fever and before we know it Easter will be right around the corner! I love Easter because my entire family, grandkids and all my loved ones are together. Continue reading “Festive Easter Egg Tree”

Upcycled Christmas Treat Containers

Upcycled Christmas Treat Containers

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I’m a big fan of all things festive and holiday oriented! It’s always great to add a bit of Christmas cheer to my decorations…. Especially when it’s dealing with Christmas cookies! These Containers are so easy to make. Simply clean out your used Coffee Container or Pringles Can, or really any type of container that you are no longer using. Be sure to leave them open for a day or two so they are able to air out, otherwise they will give your cookies a not-so-cookie smell…

Next, pick out your favorite Holiday wrapping paper. Measure the diameter of your can at the mid section, and cut the paper to fit your can size. Coffee Can ContainersTape your paper around the container using double-sided tape so it won’t show the crease line from the paper. Throw a festive bow or a curled Holiday ribbon on the completed containers and fill them out your goodies to share!

Check out these simple Christmas Cookie Recipes I used as well! They will go perfectly with the Upcycled Chip & Coffee Container Creations! Add both the cookies and the containers together and they make awesome last minute gifts for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers! Enjoy!

Red And Green Christmas Cookies

 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup Powered Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Melt butter
  2. Add sugar, flour and butter together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add food coloring to dough and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls and push down with a fork.
  5. Bake at 350º F for about 8-10 minutes or just before they start to brown.

Christmas Wreath Cookies

 
Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Butter, soft
  • 3 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • ½ tsp. Green Food Coloring
  • 4 Cups Unsweetened Corn Flakes or Whole Wheat Cereal
  • Red Hots Candies
Instructions
  1. Spread soft butter and the marshmallows in a saucepan.
  2. Heat mixture on stove over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted.
  3. Stir in food coloring.
  4. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Mix cereal into hot marshmallow mixture with wooden spoon.
  6. Don’t worry if you crush a few cereal flakes- it’s more important to have them completely covered with the green marshmallow mixture.
  7. Let mixture cool.
  8. Spray hands with non-stick spray.
  9. Place spoonfuls onto wax paper leaving a few inches between each and shape each spoonful into a wreath.
  10. Decorate while still warm so they stick together.
  11. Place Red Hots on wreath to form berries.
  12. Let cookies stand uncovered until set.
  13. For firmer cookies cool in fridge.
  14. Store in single layer separated by waxed paper, in airtight containers no longer than 1 week.

Christmas Tree and Stocking Cookies

 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 ¾ Cups Flour
  • Frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • Cookie Cutters
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients and add slowly to butter and cream mixture until incorporated.
  4. Roll out on lightly floured board to desired thickness.
  5. Cutout 2 ½ Christmas Tree or Stockings and bake at 400º F for 7-10 minutes.
  6. When done, they should be light in color with light browning on the edges.
  7. Frost and decorate cookies as desired.

Peppermint Almond Bark

 
Ingredients
  • 1 Bar Vanilla Almond Bark
  • Candy Canes
  • Almonds
Instructions
  1. Carefully melt the vanilla almond bark in the microwave at 30-second intervals until melt. Stir in-between each 30-second interval.
  2. Spread out melted almond bark on a flat surface that is covered in wax paper.
  3. Crush up candy canes to taste.
  4. Sprinkle almond and crushed candy canes over almond bark.
  5. Put in refrigerator until the bark hardens.
  6. Break bark into shareable pieces and add to your Upcycled Christmas Container!

 

Lynell
Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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