Friday, November 6, 2009

Clearance and Cookies

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Hello everyone!

I am really excited for the weekend because we are supposed to have weather in the 60’s! In November? I must be dreaming! What are you up to this weekend?

So now it’s the official holiday season. The Halloween things are being pulled off of shelves and replaced by Christmas decorations. Does anyone else notice how stores just kind of “skip” Thanksgiving? Well I particularly like the end of one holiday because then I rush to the clearance shelves and score some cheap deals—here’s what I scrounged at Target this year!

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Wilton fall cookie cutters—turkey, leaves, apple, pumpkin, and an acorn. $1.50 each.

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White candy melts--$1.25 a bag, I got four.

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Brach’s caramel apple candy corn and gourmet pumpkin spice candy corn. $0.94/bag

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A brownie pops pan, and a mini pumpkin pan for only $2.49 each!

So I was happy with all my purchases and can’t wait till Black Friday and after Christmas sales!

Did you score any after Halloween steals?

For the last couple of days, every time I visit Google, I am reminded that it is Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary. Do you know where this is going? I am celebrating by being a Cookie Monster! But for once, I am not making them from scratch! I was very fortunate to get a chance to try out Best Maid Cookie Company’s new Trans Fat Free Home Style pre-formed frozen cookie dough

First off, when you order these, they come in a very uniformed fashion, with each layer separated by waxed paper.

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They are very easy to remove—then all you do is pop em’ on a cookie sheet(at this point I was very tempted to eat just the cookie dough!), follow temperature instructions, wait a very short time, and almost instantly you have homemade cookies! Perfect for the time-crunched, or even those who are not because they’re delicious no doubt!

I got to try the Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter w/Rieces Pieces, White Chunk Macadamia, and the Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut.

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They smell so great even before they bake!

About 7 minutes later..

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They baked up beautifully! These are my kind of cookie, because like I mentioned before, I am a chewy cookie gal—not so much for the crunch. These were crisp on the outside, with that lovely chewy inside. I’d have to pick the Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut as my favorite because oatmeal cookies are always great, but with the additional cranberries and nuts makes for a treat! The White Chocolate Macadamia  comes in a close second because the chunks of chocolate are huge & satisfying! The Peanut Butter w/Rieces Pieces is an obvious good one—creamy peanut butter taste studded with M&M’s? Yes please! And the Chocolate Chip was great dipped in some soymilk—perfect for that chocolate craving.

The Best Maid Company has TONS of great cookies and flavors. Be sure to check em’ out here ASAP!

6 comments:

Krista said...

WOW! Great deals!! I went looking Monay night at Winner's but they had already cleared the way for Christmas. I might find something at the mall tonight, though.

Those cookies look awesome. Bet your place smelled great!

Jenny said...

oh wow -- those cookies look incredible :)

so jealous of your warm weather -- rumor has it tonight's going to be the coldest night of the year in old CT.. better whip out my heated blanket!

Erica said...

I was just in target and browsing all of their GREAT halloween deals- didn't really end up buying anything too exciting too. Mmmm I celebrated cookie monster yesterday with an oatmeal chocolate chipper ;) Happy weekend- enjoy the weather

lesley living life said...

We're supposed to have wonderful weather this weekend too and I'm so excited for it!! : )

Enjoy it!!

Kerstin said...

What great Target scores! We're going tomorrow and I'm hoping they still have Halloween candy left on sale!

Sook said...

I love cookies. I could eat a zillion of them right now! :)