Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the fun Great Value baking party I had with some friends? We made apple pie, which was amazingly good. But guess what… I’ve found out a way to kick it up a notch. I’ll share it with you in just a little bit – you’re going to love it!
So, as I was saying, we had a lot of fun at our baking party and we decided we definitely need to have one to prep for the holidays. We’re getting together this coming Saturday morning for a cookie baking and decorating party. Since it’ll be morning, I’m going to serve some Great Value cinnamon rolls for breakfast… but why relegate cinnamon rolls only to breakfast? Here’s where my hint above comes into play… you can use cinnamon roll dough for pie crust!
Just spread rolls into a thin layer and place in a pie pan, then follow the rest of the recipe as normal. YUM!
The main focus of our party on Saturday, though, will be cookies. And we’re inviting our kids along this time, so it should be a blast! We’re going to make some sugar cookies – but instead of taking a lot of time making dough from scratch, we’re getting right to the fun part. We’ll just use the Great Value cookie dough and roll it out on a floured surface, and let the kids pick their favorite shapes. So easy! I’m going to make up a bunch of different colors of icing so they can get creative with decorating (and I even got some kid-sized aprons for them to wear)!
Aside from sugar cookies, we’re going to let the kids make simple snickerdoodles – just roll slices of the sugar cookie dough into balls, then coat in a sugar/cinnamon mix. So good – and so easy!
I also bought some chocolate chip cookie dough. But instead of just making chocolate chip cookies (which, let’s be honest, are pretty delicious on their own) we’re going to take it one step further and wrap the cookie dough around chocolate creme sandwich cookies – it’s an easy way to add a little surprise and extra flavor to the cookies.
I can’t wait to tell you all about the party, and of course I’ll take a ton of pictures to share with you! Check back this weekend for my follow up post and I’ll even have another recipe to share with you, along with my favorite 5 cookie ideas to inspire you.
Note: I am participating in the Great Value program with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own.