3 Ways to Elevate Sugar Cookies for Your Holiday Dessert Bar

This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Sugar cookies in our house are usually covered in layers of…

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This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Sugar cookies in our house are usually covered in layers of sprinkles & more icing than cookie when the kids get a hold of them to decorate.  Although I love the memories I make with the kids with baking and decorating, that isn’t something I’d put out for my holiday dessert bar for the adults.  

So I’m sharing 3 of the EASIEST ways to elevate your Pillsbury Sugar Cookies that are sure to wow, I was honestly BLOWN AWAY when I took all these cookies to a couples group I am a part of & everyone was asking for the recipes for these cookies. 

First off, I baked up a few dozen sugar cookies which were a breeze because I picked up the 3 lb Pillsbury Sugar Cookie box up while I was at Sam’s Club. They are just so simple, place them on a pan, bake & boom you have dozens of cookies without dozens of dirty dishes! 

After I let all the cookies completely cool off I went to work decorating them in a manner that would be pleasing to the eye but oh so yummy! For the chocolate covered sugar cookies, I  used melting chocolate to create a simple yet pleasing desert. 

I set out wax paper for the chocolate decorating since I am known to be a bit of a messy baker. Next I took a spoon that I dipped into the melted chocolate & softly flicked it over some cookies to give them a splatter of chocolate. After I was finished splattering some cookies with chocolate I dipped the other sugar cookies half in chocolate & when the chocolate was still wet I dipped them into almond slivers.

Ok, I saved my personal favorite last, the cream cheese iced sugar cookies are so good that your eyes will roll back in your head! SO GOOD! 

Cream Cheese Icing:
1 – 8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened
1/3 c powdered sugar
2 tsp of almond extract

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.  
Spread onto cooled Pillsbury sugar cookies & top with blueberries

Along with giving my sugar cookies an upgrade, I also give my Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Brownies (which I also buy in bulk at Sam’s Club!)  a little addition of something special. This time I added a tablespoon of vanilla extract along with a cup of walnuts to really elevate them for my friends!

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