Category: Lunchbox it

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Better than basic!

Dough

  • 1 cup soft butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Milk to desired consistency

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Layered Overnight Salad

Make this ahead, and thank yourself later!

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  • 8 cups leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz frozen peas
  • 1 (3 oz) can water chestnuts (sliced)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or other favorite cheese) (reserve 1/4 cup for the top)
  • 1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can black olives (sliced)
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (reserve 1/4 cup for the top)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

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Black Cocoa Triple Chocolate Cookies

I had you at ‘triple chocolate’, didn’t I?!  🙂

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  • 170g (1.5 sticks or 6oz) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (soft)
  • 2 (large/size 7) eggs
  • 2 tspn vanilla essence or paste
  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 2/3 cup black cocoa powder (you can use regular dutch cocoa too)
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda (use 1/2 tspn if using regular cocoa powder)
  • 1 1/12 cups white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (optional)

Click HERE for the instructions