Just like eggnog and mistletoe, it’s tough to imagine the holidays without Christmas cookies. A batch of fresh treats can also make a kind gift for neighbors, teachers and co-workers. Celebrate the season with this sweet gift, but choose budget-friendly recipes to ensure that you aren’t spending too much dough on Christmas cookies.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Bites Most households have a stash of peanut butter and jelly already on hand. Use those pantry staples to create some festive looking holiday cookies with this recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Bites. (You’ll need a few other items like flour, egg and vanilla, but it’s tough to make a cookie that doesn’t include those key ingredients.
Chocolate Dipped Snacks
Pretzels are an affordable snack, but not very festive. However, once you dip them in chocolate and add a dash of sprinkles, you have a beautiful holiday treat. Use this printable coupon to save on Nestle Toll House Morsels.
Not only is the taste of a Magic Bar quite magical, so is the fact that they require such little investment in time and money. According to JoyofBaking.com they are one of the easiest Christmas cookies to create and basically require you to layer and bake six ingredients: butter, graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
Chocolate Cracker Snacks
We all know time is money, and this recipe will save you both. To make Yummy Cracker Snacks you only need four things: butter-flavored crackers, creamy peanut butter, marshmallow crème and milk chocolate.
No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies
As a kid these were the only cookies my sister and I were allowed to make, probably because the oven is not required. We often decided to whip up a batch of No-Bake Cookies on a whim so the ingredients must be readily available in a typical American kitchen. While you may have the ingredients on hand and you don’t have to turn on your oven to make these, they are still festive and perfect for sharing some holiday cheer with your loved ones.
By Alison Storm
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If you love Disney and like to save, then the Swell Sale at the Disney Store is where you want to be. Up to 40% is being take on merchandise that includes plush toys, sleepwear, tees and items for baby. We found the Star Wars Rey Sleep Set for Girls shown here for just $5.99 (reg. $19.95). Act soon, quantities are limited.