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Keep the Kids Busy in the Kitchen with these Mini Pizza Cookies

The days leading up to Christmas can be so stressful – escpecially for kids. They’re getting more and more excited, and they’re trying so hard to be “nice” it’s no wonder they end up being “naughty.” Give yourself a break! Put the kids to work in the kitchen while you go put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea. (Or a Miller Lite if you’re so inclined!)

This recipe uses Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, and that means you don’t have to worry about the kids getting flour all over the place. Just open up the package, slice and bake.

Oh, yeah… first they have to add their favorite toppings!


  • 1 tube Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
  • (Get $1 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough with this coupon)
  • 2 cups any pink frosting, chocolate frosting or strawberry jam
  • Topping suggestions: M&M’s Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, granola, raisins, nuts, pretzel bits, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, Heath baking bits, Reese’s Pieces, licorice laces.

For a healthier treat, substitute sliced strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, bananas and other fruits.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Divide dough into 8 equal portions. On lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 1/4-inch-thick circle.
  • Place circles 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown on edges.
  • Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Spread top of each “pizza” with pink frosting and add your choice of toppings.

Makes 8 large cookies

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Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

I have to admit, if someone told me a few years ago that I’d one day be buying premade gingerbread cookie dough I would have tipped over laughing. Me? Buy cookie dough that someone else had made? No way! Not when I’ve authored more than a few of my own cookie recipes!

But store-bought cookie dough doesn’t have to turn into a bland, boring cookie. All it takes is a little imagination and you can come up with some truly scrumptious concoctions. And without all that mess in your kitchen!

Add this Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies to your holiday cookie jar, courtesy of the folks at Pillsbury. Everyone will think you spent all day baking and only you and I will know how they really came to be.


  • 1 roll (30 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated gingerbread cookies
  • (Get a coupon for $1 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough here)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dulce de leche or caramel dessert topping
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Shape dough into 40 balls. Place egg whites in shallow bowl. Place chopped walnuts in another shallow bowl. Dip each ball into egg whites, then roll each ball in chopped walnuts. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb in center of each cookie to make indentation.
  • Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until cookies are set around edges. Remove cookies to cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Place 1 teaspoon dulce de leche in indentation of each cookie.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second increments until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle chocolate mixture over cookies.
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Pillsbury Cookie Dough Coupon And Crabby Patty Recipe

krabby pattyWe’ve just been looking for a reason to make these super-cute Crabby Patty cookies and here it is… This week at our favorite Eakin Road Kroger store, Pillsbury refrigerated cookie doughs are on sale – all varieties – for 2 packages for $5.  That includes the cookie dough and the preformed cookies that you just snap and bake. PLUS – We currently have a manufacturer’s coupon for $1 off ONE (1) package of Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough on our clipping service site. So let’s bake some cookies!

Crabby Patty Recipe

Ingredients for Buns

  • 1 18oz. package Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
  • (Get the $1 OFF Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough coupon here)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for Burgers

  • 1/2 18oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Red, yellow and green decorating icings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For buns, remove dough from wrapper and place in large mixing bowl.  Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.  Add peanut butter, flour, brown sugar and vanilla to dough and mix well.  Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 14 minutes or until lightly browned.  If desired, remove from oven after 10 minutes, brush with egg white and sprinkle with sesame sees and return to oven for more more minutes.  Cool on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove to wire racks and cool completely. For burgers, remove half of dough from wrapper.  (Store the other half to use another time.)  Beat dough, cocoa, brown sugar and vanilla in bowl until well blended.  Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness making their diameter slightly larger than the buns. Bake 12 minutes or until firm.  Cool on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely. To assemble, use icing to attach burgers to flat sides of 24 buns; pipe red, yellow and green icings on burgers.  Top with remaining buns. Yield:  2 dozen Crabby Patties 3 Books in 1: Silly Snacks, Classroom Treats, Cookie Dough Fun