Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

The term “icebox” pie or “icebox” cake is the American term for a cake or pie that uses a lot of whipped cream as the basis for the cake/pie. In Australia, they are called a chocolate ripple cake or log. These cakes were given their names based on the fact that they had to sit in the fridge due to the whipped cream. A refrigerator is also known as an icebox, hence the name. The “icebox” cake was first introduced around World War I and became popular when Nabisco made its own version in the 1920s. They did this to promote their wafer cookers, which are now very popular in desserts across the US.

I remember growing up with these cakes and pies, and there were always so many different flavors to choose from. Of course, not as many as there are now. The most popular flavors I remember were banana, lemon, pumpkin, and chocolate. These days, there are hundreds of flavors and various ways to make an icebox cake or an icebox pie. I wanted to try my hand at a different flavor, which is when I decided on this peppermint icebox pie recipe with Oreo crust.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


How do You Make a Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust?

This truly is one easy pie that you will want to remake again and again because it is just that simple. Begin by placing your Oreo cookies in a food processor until they are reduced to crumbs, with no large pieces. Add the butter, pulse until well combined. Press and flatten out the Oreo mixture into a greased pie plate before placing it in the freezer for half an hour. Next, in a bowl, combine the milk and marshmallows and place them in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir until there are no lumps in the marshmallows. Add the sugar and cream cheese and beat the mixture until thoroughly combined. Add the extract and food coloring and beat again. Now, add the cream and beat until the mixture is fluffy. Fold in the peppermint pieces before spooning the mixture into the Oreo crust, sprinkling the top with more peppermint pieces, and placing it in the fridge. Leave overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Tips for Making Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

• Be sure to melt your butter before adding it to the Oreo crumbs. When melted, butter acts as a better binding agent than it does when it is solid.
• This icebox pie can either be frozen or stored in the fridge. Either way, it must be covered and be airtight. This pie cannot be stored outside of the fridge or freezer due to its contents.
• The icebox pie must be refrigerated for it to consolidate. This pie is not a good choice for a last-minute dessert as it will need at least 4 hours to chill. However, it is great as a make-ahead pie.
• As a garnish, you can add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of peppermint pieces.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Common questions About Peppermint Icebox Pie with Oreo Crust

Does Icebox Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?

As stated above, yes, it is important that an icebox pie or icebox cake is refrigerated for at least four hours. This is due to the ingredients included in the cake/pie. In order for them to come together properly, and firm up to make a solid filling, they need to be chilled through. Further, the cake or pie must be refrigerated when being stored, also due to the contents of the cake/pie. These ingredients can spoil if not stored in a chilled area.

How Long Would Ice Last in an Icebox?

This depends on the type of ice. Back when iceboxes were more popular, large blocks of ice were more common. These blocks of ice could last up to a week in an average icebox, even during the hottest days of summer. However, the cubed ice that we’re currently used to would only last a couple of days.

When Were Ice Boxes Used?

Iceboxes were pretty popular before refrigerators became a staple in every home. This was around the 1850s to about the 1930s. Once the refrigerator came on the scene and started becoming more popular in homes around the 1930s, the icebox became pretty obsolete. Iceboxes were not very popular until ice harvesting became a thing. Ice harvesting hit its most popular time around the 1950s when iceboxes became a constant in most homes or businesses.

How Did an Icebox Work?

Iceboxes were much like our modern fridges. However, they didn’t run on electricity. They had a design that utilized the ice as an all-around cooling system. The ice would sit in a compartment at the top of the unit. The icebox itself looked somewhat like a China cabinet. Air would circulate the cold from the ice, down and around the other compartments of the box. These compartments had shelves and cubbies where food and such were stored. When the icebox cake was created, this was the cooling system they had which is how it got its name.

I love making old fashioned recipes and learning where they came from. It is like I am getting to take part in a piece of history. Plus, old fashioned recipes make for the best holiday recipes, in my opinion. This peppermint icebox pie recipe with Oreo crust is always a hit around Christmas time, and your friends and family will love it.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust Ingredients:

• 10oz Oreo Thins
• 4 TBSP Butter, melted
• 10oz Mini Marshmallow
• ¼ cup Milk
• 8oz Cream Cheese, softened
• ½ cup Sugar
• 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
• 4 drops Red Food Color
• 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
• ¼ cup Peppermint Candies, crushed + more to garnish
• Whipped cream to garnish (optional)
• Soft peppermint candies (like Sweet Stripes) to garnish (optional)

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust Mise en Place:

Food Processor
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
• Mixer
9″ Pie Plate
• Spoon
• Microwave Safe Bowl

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust Directions:

1. Place 10 ounces of Oreo cookies into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until it becomes like fine crumbs.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


2. Add four tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until it comes together and forms a loose ball.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


3. Press crumb mixture into a 9″ pie plate. Place the pie crust into the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


4. In a large, microwave safe bowl place 10 ounces of mini marshmallows and ¼ cup milk. Microwave for 45 seconds.
5. Mix the marshmallow mixture with a silicone spatula until all the marshmallows melt. Let it cool for 5 minutes.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


6. Add eight ounces of softened cream cheese and ½ cup of sugar to the marshmallow mixture. Beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


7. Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract and four drops of red food color. Beat for another 30 to 45 seconds.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


8. Add once cup of heavy whipping cream and beat for 4 to 5 minutes until the mixture is whipped and airy.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


9. Add ¼ cup of crushed peppermint candy and fold it in.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


10. Spoon the peppermint filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle the top with more crushed peppermint candies.
11. Chill at least 4 to 6 hours or up to overnight.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


12. Before serving pipe some whipped cream swirls and garnish with soft peppermint candies. (optional)
13. Slice into wedges and serve immediately and store the leftovers covered in the fridge.

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Yield: 1 pie

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10oz Oreo Thins
  • 4 TBSP Butter, melted
  • 10oz Mini Marshmallow
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 8ozCream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 4 drops Red Food Color
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ cup Peppermint Candies, crushed + more to garnish
  • Whipped cream to garnish (optional)
  • Soft peppermint candies (like Sweet Stripes) to garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Place 10 ounces of Oreo cookies into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until it becomes like fine crumbs.
    2. Add four tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until it comes together and forms a loose ball.
    3. Press crumb mixture into a 9" pie plate. Place the pie crust into the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
    4. In a large, microwave-safe bowl place 10 ounces of mini marshmallows and ¼ cup milk. Microwave for 45 seconds.
    5. Mix the marshmallow mixture with a silicone spatula until all the marshmallows melt. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
    6. Add eight ounces of softened cream cheese and ½ cup of sugar to the marshmallow mixture. Beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
    7. Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract and four drops of red food color. Beat for another 30 to 45 seconds.
    8. Add once cup of heavy whipping cream and beat for 4 to 5 minutes until the mixture is whipped and airy.
    9. Add ¼ cup of crushed peppermint candy and fold it in.
    10. Spoon the peppermint filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle the top with more crushed peppermint candies.
    11. Chill at least 4 to 6 hours or up to overnight.
    12. Before serving pipe some whipped cream swirls and garnish with soft peppermint candies. (optional)
    13. Slice into wedges and serve immediately and store the leftovers covered in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 247mg Carbohydrates: 69g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 49g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
Yield: 1 pie

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10oz Oreo Thins
  • 4 TBSP Butter, melted
  • 10oz Mini Marshmallow
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 8ozCream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 4 drops Red Food Color
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ cup Peppermint Candies, crushed + more to garnish
  • Whipped cream to garnish (optional)
  • Soft peppermint candies (like Sweet Stripes) to garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Place 10 ounces of Oreo cookies into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until it becomes like fine crumbs.
    2. Add four tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until it comes together and forms a loose ball.
    3. Press crumb mixture into a 9" pie plate. Place the pie crust into the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
    4. In a large, microwave-safe bowl place 10 ounces of mini marshmallows and ¼ cup milk. Microwave for 45 seconds.
    5. Mix the marshmallow mixture with a silicone spatula until all the marshmallows melt. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
    6. Add eight ounces of softened cream cheese and ½ cup of sugar to the marshmallow mixture. Beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
    7. Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract and four drops of red food color. Beat for another 30 to 45 seconds.
    8. Add once cup of heavy whipping cream and beat for 4 to 5 minutes until the mixture is whipped and airy.
    9. Add ¼ cup of crushed peppermint candy and fold it in.
    10. Spoon the peppermint filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle the top with more crushed peppermint candies.
    11. Chill at least 4 to 6 hours or up to overnight.
    12. Before serving pipe some whipped cream swirls and garnish with soft peppermint candies. (optional)
    13. Slice into wedges and serve immediately and store the leftovers covered in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 247mg Carbohydrates: 69g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 49g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.


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Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

It is well known that cookies are extremely popular during the holidays. This results in some pretty delicious and unique cookies popping up around this time. I know I cannot be the only one who is curious to see what tasty cookies people bring to office parties, family get-togethers, church plays, etc. Of course, there are a ton of other treats that come along during the holidays as well. One of those being the ever-popular fruitcake.

Probably the neatest part about these fruitcake cookies is that they combine two favorite recipes 9cookies + fruitcake) of the season into one delectable treat. They take one of the most popular cakes of the season and turn it into a cookie form! These are a unique cookie that is definitely easy to make and will turn fruitcake haters into fruitcake lovers!

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


How Do You Make Fruitcake Cookies?

This is truly one simple recipe that results in a delicious batch of cookies. There are no special steps or hoops to jump through. Begin with a food processor and place all your dry ingredients in the bowl, except the mix-ins. Lightly pulse to mix the ingredients together before adding your cubed butter and pulsing it 10-12 times to thoroughly blend it. Next, add your egg, orange juice, and zest, pulsing a couple of times. Add the last of your ingredients and give another couple of pulses before kneading your finished dough into two logs. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap, place in the fridge for a couple of hours, remove, slice, bake, and you have your cookies.

Tips for Making Fruitcake Cookies

• Be certain that your butter is chilled and not room temperature or melted. The consistency of the butter makes a difference in how your dough will turn out.
• Be certain to line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Yes, it is safe to put parchment paper in the oven for baking purposes. It is not safe to put wax paper in the oven though, so be mindful of which one you are using as they are not the same at all.
• Try to keep your cookies around ¼ of an inch when slicing the dough for baking. If you make them too thick, they won’t cook evenly and you may end up with half-burnt, half undone cookies. If they’re too thin, you will end up with crunchier cookies that are more along the lines of wafers.
• The mix-ins are definitely able to be swapped out if you do not care for the ones used in this recipe. For instance, instead of glazed cherries, combinations of other dried fruits like dried cranberries, dried apricots, raisins or dried figs can be used. And, instead of almonds, walnuts, pistachios or pecans or a combination can be used. Please note, however, that the mix-ins chosen for this recipe are the ingredients you commonly find in fruitcakes. If you change up the mix-ins, the cookies may no longer as closely resemble a fruitcake.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Common Questions about Fruitcake Cookies

What Alcohol is best for Fruit Cake?

Although there is no alcohol used in this fruitcake cookie recipe, many people may want to add a touch of alcohol to their fruitcake. This is usually done right as it comes out of the oven and the alcohol is brushed over the cake. If so desired, you could possibly do the same with these cookies as they came out of the oven. Do note that I have never done this myself so I have no idea how the cookies would react and if it would turn out as a fruitcake would since the two desserts (these cookies and a traditional fruitcake) have different consistencies. However, if you want to give it a try, the best alcohol to use is medium sherry, dark rum, whiskey, brandy, or any orange-flavored liqueur.

Can Fruitcake Be Good?

Many people shy away from any recipe with the word “fruitcake” in it without giving it a try. This is because, through the years, there have been some bad renditions of this cake passed around. Between movies, TV shows, and the jokes that have put down fruitcake, many people are not even willing to try it. This is a misconception. Yes, fruitcake can turn out very bad if it is not made properly, however, fruitcake is delicious when made right. There is a reason it is still popular even with all the bad publicity it has received over the years. These cookies, in my opinion, are a good way to introduce people to the flavors of fruitcake. It might even get them to try traditional fruitcake if they have not already done so.

Can You Freeze Fruitcake?

Yes, fruitcake itself can be frozen and for a long period of time (around a year). However, I would not advise freezing fruitcake cookies. Cookies and their consistencies do not tend to freeze well once they have been baked. This can result in an inedible cookie. I would suggest keeping your cookies in dough form if you end up not needing the entire batch all at once. Simply keep it wrapped in the plastic wrap until it is needed. I would keep it frozen for about two weeks, but no longer.

Do not be afraid to make these cookies simply because of the name. Besides, if you take them to a party, nobody will have any idea what they’re called unless they ask. Let them be surprised at the mention of fruitcake, and they just might expand their palate when it comes to trying foods they would never have before. These Fruitcake Cookies are one of the best ways to include two favorites for the holidays while only making one recipe. Enjoy!

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Fruitcake Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

• 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• A pinch of Salt
• 1 cup of Sugar
• ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
• ¼ tsp ground Allspice
• ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
• ½ cup Unsalted Butter, chilled and cubed
• 1 Egg
• 2 tsp Orange Zest
• 2 TBSP Orange Juice
• 2 TBSP Candied Ginger
• ½ cup Glazed Cherries, chopped
• ½ cup Almonds, chopped

Fruitcake Cookies Mise en Place:

• Knife
• Cutting Board
Food Processor
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
• Plastic Wrap
Baking Sheet(s)
Parchment Paper
• Wire Cooking Rack

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Fruitcake Cookies Recipe D‏irections:

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1½ cups of flour, one teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, one cup of sugar, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of allspice, and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg. Pulse for 5 seconds to combine.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


2. Add ½ cup of chilled and cubed ulsalted butter to the mixture and pulse at least 10 to 12 times till the mixture turns crumbly.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


3. Add one egg, two teaspoon of orange zest, and two tablespoon of orange juice. Pulse 3 to 4 times to combine.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


4. Add two tablespoon of candied ginger, ½ cup of chopped, glazed cherries, and ½ cup of chopped almonds to the cookie dough mixture and give the food processor a couple of pulses to bring it all together.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


5. Dump the contents of the food processor bowl into a well-floured surface and knead and shape the fruit cake dough into a two logs. Wrap the logs in a cling wrap and chill for a couple of hours.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a couple of cookie sheet with parchment or silicone mat.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


7. Cut the logs into ¼ inch rounds and arrange on the cookie sheets.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


8. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes in the preheated 350°F oven or until the edges turn golden.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


9. Cool the fruitcake cookies on a wire rack.
10. Repeat cutting and baking with the remaining cookie dough.

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.


Yield: 36

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe. These Fruitcake Cookies will get you into the holiday spirit! They have all the delicious makings of a traditional fruitcake but in a cookie form. Unique, warm, and inviting, this dessert cookie makes a great gift idea or an excellent cookie party platter addition. The spicy flavors will have you making this fruitcake cookies recipe year-round.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground Allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Orange Zest
  • 2 TBSP Orange Juice
  • 2 TBSP Candied Ginger
  • ½ cup Glazed Cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup Almonds, chopped

Instructions

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1½ cups of flour, one teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, one cup of sugar, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of allspice, and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg. Pulse for 5 seconds to combine.
2. Add ½ cup of chilled and cubed ulsalted butter to the mixture and pulse at least 10 to 12 times till the mixture turns crumbly.
3. Add one egg, two teaspoon of orange zest, and two tablespoon of orange juice. Pulse 3 to 4 times to combine.
4. Add two tablespoon of candied ginger, ½ cup of chopped, glazed cherries, and ½ cup of chopped almonds to the cookie dough mixture and give the food processor a couple of pulses to bring it all together.
5. Dump the contents of the food processor bowl into a well-floured surface and knead and shape the fruit cake dough into a two logs. Wrap the logs in a cling wrap and chill for a couple of hours.
6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a couple of cookie sheet with parchment or silicone mat.
7. Cut the logs into ¼ inch rounds and arrange on the cookie sheets.
8. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes in the preheated 350°F oven or until the edges turn golden.
9. Cool the fruitcake cookies on a wire rack.
10. Repeat cutting and baking with the remaining cookie dough.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 28mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you liked this recipe, try these other fabulous cookie recipes!

Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe – kids will love ’em!
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe – Naughty or nice, these fabulous cookies will get you in the holiday spirit!
Spritz Cookie Recipe – the traditional spritz cookie recipe!


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Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything, including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa’s Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa’s Trash Cookies recipe.

Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe

The holidays are the perfect time for any and all cookie recipes. Of course, cookies can be made throughout the year, but they are definitely the most popular around the holidays. They’re perfect for get-togethers, office parties, gifts, or even just to satisfy a sweet tooth craving for yourself. The best cookies are those with a fun name that makes people smile or a unique mixture of flavors that catches them off guard at first and then wins their hearts.

Santa’s Trash Cookies combines both the surprise element and fun name aspect, all in one. Watch your friends and family smirk at the mention of their name while being pleasantly surprised by all the flavors they experience when taking the first bite. This recipe is a true winner and has worked well as a gift more times than I can count.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


How Do You Make Santa’s Trash Cookies?

These cookies are just like any basic cookie recipe when it comes to preparing and baking. You’ll want to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and use parchment paper on your cookie sheets for the best results. To start, mix your flour and baking soda together. In a separate bowl, cream your two sugars and butter together, adding the egg and vanilla afterward and mixing it again. Add your flour to the sugar mixture, a bit at a time, until you have your complete batter. Fold in the remaining ingredients, add to the cookie sheets, bake, and voila, you have your perfect cookies.

Tips for Making Santa’s Trash Cookies

• Be sure to fold in your chips, pretzels, etc. If not, you’ll be disappointed in how much they disappear or get worn down in the batter if you stir them in with the rest of the ingredients.

• Some may just throw all the ingredients in a bowl at once, then mix it together. Although this may work fine, the consistency of your cookie may not turn out the same as shown in this recipe. Believe it or not, the way you combine and mix the ingredients can alter the state of the finished cookie.

• If some of the ingredients such as the various chocolate chips are not to your liking flavor-wise, opt for another flavor or ingredient. The fun part about these cookies is adjusting them to contain all your favorite ingredients.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


Common Questions About Santa’s Trash Cookies

Why is it Called a Kitchen Sink Cookie?

Santa’s Trash Cookies are a rendition of the cookie also known as a kitchen sink cookie. Most cookies are made with one or two mix-ins which are the added flavor components such as chocolate chips or nuts. However, this cookie, in particular, contains quite a few mix-ins. There’s a common saying that goes, “Everything but the kitchen sink.” This means that everything goes, except the kitchen sink, which isn’t normally something that gets removed and taken when people move houses. This popular saying got turned into a cookie concept and the holiday version of that concept is this cookie recipe!

What’s in the Kitchen Sink Cookies at Starbucks?

Although my recipe is the holiday version and differs greatly from the Starbucks cookie, Starbucks has definitely made this cookie style popular. The most common mix-ins found in a Starbucks sink cookie is semi-sweet chocolate chips, crushed salted pretzels, dried cherries, chewy caramel bits, and rolled oats. Of course, each person has their own mix-ins they normally like to use for their kitchen sink cookie. This means that each recipe you run into with this name, or a similar name, may not be the same.

Why Do My Chocolate Chips Sink?

Your chocolate chips shouldn’t sink in a cookie batter since it’s normally thicker than a muffin or cake batter. However, if they do sink, it means your batter was too thin and couldn’t support the weight of the chocolate chips. If your chocolate chips are sinking, this means your batter is far too thin to create good cookies and you’ll want to thicken it up by adding more flour. Your cookie batter should be thick enough to be scoopable and it will be slightly sticky. If it’s the consistency of a cake batter, you will not be able to scoop it onto the cookie sheet without it running everywhere and making a mess. Cookies need to be more uniform when going into the oven or you will end up with one large, thin cookie melted together in the oven. Your mix-ins will turn out gross as well.

If you’ve never had a kitchen sink cookie or Santa’s Trash Cookies, you really have to give them a try. There’s something overly satisfying about adding in so many various ingredients that it adds extra excitement to the cookie making process. I know, sounds silly, but once you try them for yourself, you’ll definitely understand what I’m referring to. I just have to note, the name signifies that these cookies or meant for the holidays, but don’t hesitate to make them throughout the year. Santa’s Trash Cookies don’t need a time of year to be the perfect cookie.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

• 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
• ½ cup White Sugar
• ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
• 1 large Egg
• 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
• ¼ cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
• 2 TBSP White Chocolate Chips
• 2 TBSP Peanut Butter Chips
• ¼ cup Broken Pretzels
• ¼ cup crushed Potato Chips
• 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles

Santa’s Trash Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Spatula
• Baking Sheet
Stand Mixer
• Bowl(s)
Measuring Cup
• Wire Rack

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Mix together two cups of all-purpose flour and one teaspoon of baking soda; set aside.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


3. Using a stand mixer, in a large bowl, cream together ½ cup softened butter, ½ cup white sugar, and ½ cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


4. Add one large egg and two teaspoons of vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and beat for several minutes.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


5. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix it in until just incorporated.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


6. By hand, add ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, two tablespoons of white chocolate chips, two tablespoons of peanut butter chips, ¼ cup of crushed potato chips, ¼ cup of pretzels pieces and two tablespoons of Christmas sprinkles. Fold in until well combined.
7. Using a cookie scoop, drop scoopful of the cookie dough into parchment lined cookie sheets. Flatten them slightly and top with additional chocolate chips, potato chips or sprinkles.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


8. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 minutes.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


9. Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove the Santa’s trash cookies to a wire baking rack to allow them to finish cooling.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


10. Store the leftovers in an airtight container on the countertop for 5 days, in the fridge for up to a month and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.


Yield: 30 cookies

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe

Santa's Trash Cookies Recipe. This holiday treat contains a little bit of everything including chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and crushed potato chips in a perfect combination! These Santa's Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors. The next time you are looking for an easy-to-make drop cookie, try this excellent Santa's Trash Cookies recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 TBSP White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 TBSP Peanut Butter Chips
  • ¼ cup crushed Potato Chips
  • ¼ cup Broken Pretzels
  • 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Mix together two cups of all-purpose flour and one teaspoon of baking soda; set aside.
    3. Using a stand mixer, in a large bowl, cream together ½ cup softened butter, ½ cup white sugar, and ½ cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. Add one large egg and two teaspoons of vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and beat for several minutes.
    5. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix it in until just incorporated.
    6. By hand, add ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, two tablespoons of white chocolate chips, two tablespoons of peanut butter chips, ¼ cup of crushed potato chips, ¼ cup of pretzels pieces and two tablespoons of Christmas sprinkles. Fold in until well combined.
    7. Using a cookie scoop, drop scoopful of the cookie dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Flatten them slightly and top with additional chocolate chips, potato chips or sprinkles.
    8. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 minutes.
    9. Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove the Santa's trash cookies to a wire baking rack to allow them to finish cooling.
    10. Store the leftovers in an airtight container on the countertop for 5 days, in the fridge for up to a month and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 56mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you liked this recipe, try these other fabulous cookie recipes!

Easy Cornflakes Christmas Clusters Recipe – kids will love ’em!
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe – Naughty or nice, these fabulous cookies will get you in the holiday spirit!
Spritz Cookie Recipe – the traditional spritz cookie recipe!


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