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save $2.00 on nabisco crackers and cookies when you buy four

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save $2.00 on nabisco crackers and cookies when you buy four

Mix and match on your summer Screentime Favorites from Nabisco! Save $2.00 when you buy FOUR (4) participating Nabisco cookies or crackers in this week’s mix or match promotion.

Visit the full Weekly Ad to learn about the deals!

Get your salty snacks like Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, or Triscuits to munch on during the commercials or previews. Follow them up with Chips Ahoy, Oreo, or Nutter Butter’s to satisfy your sweet tooth!

referee cookies made from peanut butter cookie sandwiches with chocolate coating and candy eyes

Peanut Butter Cookie Referees

referee peanut butter cookie sandwiches with chocolate coating and candy eyes

These might just be the cutest referees we have ever seen. Make your game-day spread complete with these deliciously easy peanut butter cookie referees!

Ingredients:

20 peanut butter cookies

4 ounces white chocolate coating of your choice (melted chocolate chips, candy coating, etc.)

Frosting of your choice (black or dark brown for the stripes)

Edible candy eyes

Instructions:

Lay a piece of wax paper down for your soon-to-be referees.

Then, melt your choice of white chocolate until it reaches a dip-able consistency. Use a bowl or pan deep enough for half of your cookie to be coated.

Dip the lower half of each peanut butter cookie into your chocolate coating and rest on your wax paper until they set. Prep your dark chocolate or frosting into a frosting or plastic bag.

Draw the referee stripes in vertical lines on top of the set coating. Then adhere the candy eyes with frosting.

Add a mouth and hair with your leftover frosting.

Grab your whistle and let the game-time-snacking begin!

Cookies dipped in pink frosting with edible eyes

Lovebug Cookies

Cookies dipped in pink frosting with edible eyes

Make these Lovebug cookies for the perfect family treat! Celebrate Valentines Day with these adorable and delicious dipped cookies to share with all of your loved ones.

Ingredients:

1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies

1 bag of white chocolate chips (or any chocolate you’d like)

Red food coloring

Sprinkles

1 package of candy eyeballs

Instructions:

Start this family fun activity by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until softened. Mix in red food coloring until you reach the color you like.

Take your sandwich cookies, and dip about halfway in. Coat both sides if possible. Lay dipped cookies onto baking sheet.

Sprinkle dipped cookies with sprinkles of your choice. Then add the candy eyeballs by using the leftover chocolate as glue.

Leave cookies to set and chocolate to harden. Put it in the freezer to speed up the process.

Serve, and enjoy!

cookie mix in a jar with Christmas decorations around

Cookie Mix in a Jar

cookie mix in a jar with Christmas decorations around

There are few things better than a fresh, warm cookie. A fresh, warm cookie with minimal prep is one of those things. These simple cookie mixes in a jar are all ready to give you fresh cookies, just add a few simple ingredients and bake for about 12 minutes and you’ll be enjoying that cookie in no time. Download our fun printable and attach to the jar or get creative and make your own! Add some burlap or festive fabric and a ribbon these jars are a simple and fun teacher or neighbor gift. Cookie mix jars are also a fun way to involve kids in baking without having to worry about measuring because it will all be premeasured!

Ingredients for jar

¾ cup of sugar

¾ cup of packed brown sugar

1 cup oats

1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (you can substitute for raisins)

Ingredients

¾ cup softened butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Layer each ingredient for the jar in a 1-quart jar. Pack down after each ingredient.

Baking directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream together butter, eggs and vanilla. Add contents of jar and mix until combined. Drop cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.

Baking directions for cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

2 cups oats

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla extract.

Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.

Fold in oats and chocolate chips.

Spoon 1-inch circles of dough onto greased cookie sheet. Cook in oven for 10-14 minutes until golden brown.

 

 

Food Club Cookies & Cream Frozen Cheesecake Pops

Make creamy popsicles with a chocolate coating and cookie crumble. Try out this Food Club favorite!

  • 16 oz.  cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 20 chocolate cookies, crushed
  • chocolate chips, melted

Blend cream cheese and honey into medium bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat pint of whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add whip cream to cream cheese mixture and combine until smooth. Fold in crushed cookies. Fill 8 popsicle molds with mixture using piping bags. Freeze 4 hrs. Dip frozen pops in melted chocolate and top with crushed cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Four simple ingredients that make the perfect chocolate treat.

  • Chocolate cake mix, box
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil until combined. Chill for 1-2 hours in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place powdered sugar in bowl or on small plate. Form cookie dough into tablespoon sized balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 7 minutes until done.

Valentine’s Day Cookies

The sweetest day of the year is almost year! Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some kind of treat. This year we propose you bring your family and friends together for some Valentine’s Day fun, laughter and sweets. Decorating cookies is tradition for many holidays. Add Valentine’s Day to that list.

There are so many fun things you can do with valentine cookies. First off, there are many options of fun cookie cutters like hearts, lips, X’s, O’s, arrows and more. Try out some different shapes with your cookies. Even if you only have a circle cookie cutter you can let your creativity shine with sprinkles and frosting.  There are so many options of sprinkles now a days from basic dots to larger bold shapes.  With your frosting try some festive shades. You can go simple and spread the frosting on each cookie or you can try some piping techniques.

We have found so many great valentine cookies ideas and have put them all into one place! Click here to check out our Pinterest board. 

And if you are in a time crunch stop in to your local Macey’s and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies! We have everything you need for a valentine cookie sweet treat.

Happy decorating!

Your Holiday One Stop Shop

christmas gift with the red ribbon

The holidays are here and the shopping lists are growing so let us make your celebrations a little easier. At Macey’s we have everything you need for everyone on your list–from the grandparents down to the little ones–we’ve got you covered. Get your holiday gift shopping done while you cross off your grocery list.

Here are just a  few of the great gift ideas we have at Macey’s!

  • Gift Cards: According to parade.com and the National Retail Federation, when asked what they would like for a gift this holiday, six in 10 people replied, “gift cards.”So stop by our store today and pick up a gift you know they will use.2
  • Scratch Made Sugar Cookies: We do all the baking, you and your family do all the decorating! Learn more about our sugar cookies here.maceys_sugarcookiesemail550x175
  • Oranges: Sweet citrus is a great gift idea for all.  Everyone loves oranges at Christmas time. Check out this deal and more on our weekly ad here.
  • Sweets Chocolates: The holidays wouldn’t be complete with Sweets–Orange Sticks, Raspberry Sticks or the grand selection of Sweets bulk candy. They are great for gift giving and make the perfect stocking stuffer. 
  • Stephen’s Hot Chocolate: Keep your family and friends warm this holiday season by giving the gift of warm hot chocolate. Stephen’s Hot Chocolate is a staple for every holiday home.

Happy gifting and happy shopping!

Baking healthier cookies

chocolatechip

Cookies and the holidays go together like sleigh bells and reindeer, a fireplace and stockings, or mistletoe and kisses. Unfortunately, these sugary treats can also go together with overindulgence and an expanding waistline. But they don’t need to. Whether frosting cutouts of trees, bringing a dessert to a party, or making that special batch you’ll leave for Santa Christmas Eve, here are some tips for how to make your holiday cookies as healthy as possible.

Cut the sugar. In addition to sweetness, sugar contributes moisture, fluffiness, and that golden brown outside as well. You can usually get away with reducing sugar by ¼ to ½ in most recipes, however. If making cookies, like sugar cookies, which rely almost entirely on sugar for their flavor, consider switching to cookies that also use cinnamon, unsweetened chocolate, pumpkin, molasses or other ingredients to enhance their flavor.

Swap the fat. Butter or vegetable shortenings are higher in saturated fats. Using unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat is a great way to support your cardiovascular health. You can substitute oils like canola or grape seed for half the butter in most recipes with no change in the final product. Applesauce is also a common fat replacement but at ½ the calories, 3x the fiber, and 6x the protein, I prefer pumpkin puree. You’ll only need ¾ the amount of pumpkin as you would butter.

Boost the vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Sugar, refined flours, oil…there’s one thing missing in these key ingredients for cookies and that’s the nutrients your body needs most – vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Look for recipes that use fruits and vegetables (applesauce, apricot puree, raisins, carrot, zucchini, pumpkin…) along with whole grains and nuts (whole wheat, oats, quinoa, walnuts, almond flour, chia…) to boost the nutritional value of your cookies.

Reduce your portions. Now that your cookies are lower in sugar, have healthy fats, and are richer in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, you’re allowed to eat as many of them as you like, right? Not exactly. Keeping your total daily calories within healthy bounds will still require some restraint. Cut the recipe in half, make your cookies smaller, and eat them only after your meal so they don’t take the place of other healthier foods.

Cookies can be a great way to enhance the holiday season. Use these tips in your next batch to ensure that they also support your health and wellbeing.