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hot chocolate cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

hot chocolate cookies

These Hot Cocoa Cookies are sure to become some of your new favorite cookies! They’re chewy, chocolaty, and perfect for any holiday gathering.

Check out the video recipe here and our weekly ad here.

Prep: 20 minutes plus chilling and cooling   Bake: 12 minutes   Makes: 12 cookies

1½ cups Food Club® All-Purpose Flour

⅓ cup cornstarch

⅓ cup Food Club® Confectioners Sugar

¼ cup Food Club® Unsweetened Baking Cocoa

¾ cup Food Club® Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter, softened

3 tablespoons Food Club® Vitamin D Whole Milk

1½ teaspoons Food Club® Pure Vanilla Extract

¾ cup Food Club® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

½ cup Food Club® Mini Marshmallows

3 tablespoons coarsely chopped candy canes or peppermint candies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. In large bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, sugar and cocoa powder. With mixer on medium speed, beat butter, milk and vanilla extract 3 minutes or until light and fluffy; add flour mixture and beat just until combined. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll dough into 12 (1½-inch) balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared pan. Firmly press each ball with palm of hand to flatten to ¾-inch thick. Bake cookies 12 minutes or until sides crack slightly; cool on pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
  • In small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in microwave on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Spread cookies with chocolate; immediately top with marshmallows and candy. Makes 12 cookies.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cookie): 232 Calories, 15g Fat (9g Saturated), 31mg Cholesterol, 7mg Sodium, 25g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 11g Sugars, 2g Protein

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2018 Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family? We have gifts that are great for everyone that start out at just $5.00. From gift baskets, local artisan gifts and a variety of gift cards—you can do all your grocery shopping, plus cross off everyone on your shopping list.

Here’s a few ideas– straight from Santa’s workshop!

#1 Cosset Therapy Bath Bombs

Cosset bath bombs are made right here in Salt Lake City, Utah! They are individually hand made with salt from the Great Salt Lake, organic oils and herbal remedies to keep you feeling, looking and SMELLing great!


#2 Fresh Farms

Fresh farms is another great local product! Utah raised brothers traveled every continent on a quest to find the finest fruits, chocolates and nuts. They found them! These fine dried fruits and nuts are of amazing quality (and taste) and is the perfect gift for your health nut. Fair Trade and Organic.

#3 Local Honey and Jam

Hollow Tree, Slide Ridge, Cox Land Honey, Millers and Aseda is the start of our local honey selection. We also have a variety of Pioneer Valley Local jams and syrups. Perfect with a bow or added to a neighbor gift basket.


#4 Local Baking Mixes

We have healthy baking mixes from Kodiak Cakes and Lehi Roller Mills. Add a bow and whola—instant neighbor gift that they’ll love!


#5 Imported and Local Cheese and Cheese Wares

Visit our island of cheese! From our hand pulled mozzarella to local and imported meats and cheeses—you can pick up the cheese and the perfect coordinating cheese wares to make the perfect flavor celebration. Need assistance paring? Ask our knowledgeable cheese monger!



#6 Artisan Sodas

Have you seen our case of Artisan sodas? They are perfect for neighbor or gifts for friends!


#7 Aroma Therapy/ Oils

We have an assortment of aroma therapy oils, diffusers and salt lamps that are perfect gifts for holistic healing fans. Plus, you won’t spend an arm and a leg for our oils. Check out our variety in store! Available in select stores.

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#8 Culinary Tours

Take someone to a far off land with these delicious flavors from Culinary Tours. These make the perfect stocking stuffers or addition to a gift basket.


Mom and Daughter Assembling a Homemade Gingerbread House

Homemade Gingerbread House

Mom and Daughter Assembling a Homemade Gingerbread House

Let your inner architect shine and build yourself a gingerbread house from scratch. Not only will you assembly skills shine, but your inner chef will have their moment as well! Follow the recipe below to learn how.


2 sticks of butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups molasses

4 eggs

8 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

5 tbsp ground cloves

5 tbsp ground cinnamon

5 tbsp ground ginger


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl and mix until it’s smooth. Next, mix in the molasses and eggs.

In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and spices).

Add the dry mixture into the bowl you set aside, and mix with your hands to form a stiff dough consistency.

Once you have reached the desired dough consistency, divide the dough it into 2 pieces.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough. Cut it into desired shapes for your house (keep in mind you will need a base, a front and back, two walls and two roof pieces!) and place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown. It is easier to work with if it is firmer.

Wait for them to cool entirely before using them to assemble your house.

Assemble your gingerbread house, and enjoy the fun!

frosted gingerbread cookies

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Frosted Gingerbread Men

‘Tis the season to make the most delicious and seasonal cookies of the year. Luckily, we have the secret to making your gingerbread cookies soft and chewy in 3 simple steps: cut out your cookies, bake, and ice them with the perfect holiday icing! Get the family together and enjoy making these sweet treats even sweeter with the personalized touch of your favorite icing colors and designs.


3 cups flour

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tbs. cinnamon

1 tbs. ginger

1 tbs. cloves

Pinch of salt

2 sticks of butter, room temperature

1/2 cup molasses

2 tbs. milk


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugars. While creaming, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a separate bowl.

Once the butter/sugar mixture is fluffy and incorporated, add molasses. Once well mixed, add dry ingredients (we suggest putting half in, mixing, and add the other half, and mix again). Add milk. At this point, your dough should be stiff and similar to a sugar cookie consistency.

Remove dough from the mixer, shape into a ball, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Once chilled, dust your counter and rolling pin with flour and plop your dough in the center. Roll to 1/3-inch thickness and cut into your preferred shapes until you run out of dough.

Lay your cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Once cooled, frost them with your favorite color and with your best designs. Enjoy!


It’s Giveaway time with the 12 Days of Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is coming early with our 12 Days of giveaways! From December 3rd to the 18th, on Monday through Fridays, we will reveal our spectacular prizes at 12:00pm MST.

You don’t want to miss out on your chance to win from a variety of prizes, like Hogle Zoo Light Tickets, Apple AirPods, and more!

Let us help you bring these prizes ho-ho-home for the holidays by doing the following:

  • Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram page to see the prizes revealed on weekdays at noon!
  • To enter, simply follow our Instagram page, @linsmarketut and tag a friend in the comments for your entry .
  • Winners will be selected after 24 hours, and revealed in our Instagram story the following day! Be sure to stay connected for your chance to win!

*Instagram entries only*

Happy Holidays from us to you!

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If You’re So Inclined…

Giving back. It’s on many of our minds during the holidays. It might be because a charitable gift or donation of some kind is on our To-Do list. Or we’re hearing a flood of TV commercials and ringing bells. Whatever the case, some of us will fulfill our good intentions this year while others will promise to make it happen next year when things are a little less hectic. But let’s be honest, will the holidays ever be less hectic? Probably not.

3 Easy Ways to Give…Any Time of the Year

  1. Keep a few cans of shelf-stable food in your car. Most of us have rolled up to stop lights and experienced that inner conflict over whether to help people on the corner asking for help. If we give money, will it be used in ways that are healthy and helpful? Or are they running a scam? We never really know for sure, but sometimes we get a sense that prompts us one way or another. Giving a large can of dehydrated soup or freeze dried fruit is a good way to help someone in need. Soup is easy to make and fruit can be eaten as a snack right out of the can. Both are hearty and nourishing and do not require refrigeration.
  2. Keep an ear out for friends or neighbors who might be struggling. The stress of single parenting, losing a job, or facing a financial rough patch can be extremely hard on families. Think about giving an emergency food pail that includes well-rounded breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. You will help feed a family several hearty meals that may just be the difference between hope and despair. For the holiday’s there’s even a Turkey Feast pail that includes all the fixins for a very tasty and easy-to-prepare Thanksgiving spread. What’s also nice is a sealed pail of shelf-stable food can be placed on a family’s front porch anonymously.
  3. Give hungry children a hearty breakfast. It’s shocking to hear that one in six children in America face hunger on a daily basis. Utah is no different. The good news is school programs provide free breakfasts during the school year. The bad news is school is not in session year-round. So, then what? Ask your church leader or your child’s school principal if he or she knows a family who struggles to feed their children a healthy breakfast when school is out. Consider asking that they pass along a large can of maple brown sugar oatmeal and a can of powdered milk to the family. Both are shelf-stable foods that will provide up to 40 servings of hot and nutritious cereal that will start their children’s day off right.

We hope you consider giving these easy and affordable ideas a try throughout the year. Meanwhile, Macey’s and Augason Farms wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.


Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. Auguson Farms has been in the business since 1972 and guarantees their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

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Celebrate the Holidays with Augason Farms

The holiday season is upon us again which also means gift giving and food will be in the spotlight all month long. While the holidays are practically synonymous with gift giving, they just wouldn’t be the same without all the scrumptious food that goes along with it! This year, Augason Farms is helping make your gift giving, baking, and food prep a bit easier with some exciting in-store savings.

Save on Emergency Pails: Do you ever struggle finding a gift for that person who seems to have everything already? Or maybe you’re the type that prefers to give gifts that are actually useful. Either way, our Augason Farms Emergency Pails make fantastic gift ideas for the holidays and this month you can save up to $10 on them. After all, what better gift can you give than peace of mind?

Save on Bacon: Throughout December, when you buy any two Augason Farms egg items, you’ll also get $2 off a package of Western Family bacon. If you’ll be hosting family or friends during the holidays, this is a great way to stock up on breakfast essentials. But our egg items aren’t just for breakfast. You can use them in your holiday baking, too!

Potato Shreds Casserole

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Shreds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1/4 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Whole Eggs
  • ¼ cup Bacon bits cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Ketchup

In a 2-quart saucepan, add 4 cups water, potato shreds, salt, onions, and peppers. Let simmer 10-15 minutes (until onions are rehydrated). Drain well. In frying pan, melt butter, and then add drained potato shreds mixture. Cook until browned and crisp (about 15 minutes). While potato shreds are cooking, mix egg powder with 1 cup water. Blend until smooth, add bacon bits. Pour over browned potatoes and cook until egg mixture is set. Melt cheese over mixture and serve with ketchup.

Holiday Baking Made Easy

Your oven probably gets more use in the month of December than it does during the rest of the year! Whether you’re baking for big family gatherings or making sweets and baked goods to take to friends and neighbors, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. But with a lot of baking also means a lot of time spent at the store purchasing ingredients! If you’ve ever been frustrated with getting halfway through your recipe and realizing you’re short on a couple essential ingredients, Augason Farms is here to help. Stock up on a few of essential bakery items to make sure you always have them on-hand when you need them while baking during the holidays!

Dried Whole Eggs – With these in your pantry, you won’t have to frantically run to your neighbor’s house to borrow some eggs when you realize you’re short. These dried whole eggs work perfectly in cakes, cookies, gingerbread, and more. Use them anytime your recipe calls for fresh eggs and never have to worry about running short!

Buttermilk Pancakes – This baking mix is our most versatile. Treat yourself to not only pancakes from Augason Farm’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix, but also waffles, biscuits, cookies, cookie bars, and various other sweet and savory treats!

Honey White Bread- If your holiday specialty is making sumptuous bread and rolls for family gatherings and gifts, you won’t want to miss out on Augason Farms Honey White Bread. This product not only makes bread and rolls, but can also be used to bake delicious scones. Try smothering your baked goods with our sumptuous honey powder!

For more easy breakfast ideas during the holidays, check out our other products like our buttermilk pancake mix, blueberry pancake mix, and blueberry muffin mix. The taste, flavor, and texture of these delicious breakfast foods will have your family and guests thinking you make them from scratch when it really only took minutes!

Season to Share Kicks Off

Food brings people together, but for many families in Utah, figuring out where that food will come from is a challenge. We’re excited to announce the start of our annual Season to Share food drive to benefit Utah Food Bank’s Mobile School Pantry program. This program brings healthy food right to the playground of more than 66 schools across the state, making it easy for children and their families to get the items they need.

Participating is easy. Simply purchase an icon at the checkstand now through December 24. You can donate any amount and all proceeds will go to Utah Food Bank and families in need. We appreciate your support and know that together we can make a difference in our communities.

Semi-Homemade Holiday Baking

The holiday season is in full swing. The family and friend gatherings have begun and the to-do lists are getting bigger every day. This time of year has a way of putting a smile on your face but also piling on the stress. One of those stressful to-do’s will find you in the kitchen: holiday baking.

Some of the best memories during the holidays are made mixing a bowl of cookie dough, frosting a sugar cookie or rolling cinnamon rolls perfect for any holiday morning. This year you can still make those great memories but without the stress. Celebrate your holidays with semi-homemade baking. Bake the season full of love with tasty semi-homemade treats.

These are just a few of our favorites and we think your stomach and to-do list will agree!

  • Orange Pull Aparts – These buttery sweet rolls topped with a fresh citrus glaze are perfect for any holiday morning.
  • Mini Pumpkin Pies – No holiday is complete without pumpkin pie! The kids will love making their own individual pie. Fun for kids and simple for you.
  • Cake Mix Cookie Bars – Simplify your holiday sugar cookies with cookie bars made from a yellow cake mix. Have fun decorating them with your favorite candy and colored frosting.
  • Chocolate Brownie & Mousse Trifle from Fab Fatale – Chocolate is a must have at any holiday gathering! Don’t let the word trifle scare you…it is as simple as it is delicious.
  • Chocolate Dipped Shortbread from Crazy for Crust – Shortbread cookies are a holiday classic. Try sprucing them up by dipping in chocolate and sprinkles. In a few minutes you’ll have a store bought favorite transformed into a holiday delectable dessert.
  • WE Make, YOU Decorate Cookies & Cupcakes – Stop in today and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies and cupcakes, assorted color frosting and sprinkles. One stop and you are ready for a holiday cookie frosting party!