Recipe: Sugar Cookies!

sugar cookies

I have been doing my holiday baking this weekend, and I finished up with this classic recipe for Sugar Cookies! The secret to making these stand out from a traditional sugar cookie is the addition of almond extract. Of course, if you don’t like almond, you can simply use vanilla; but the almond gives it a distinctly special flavor that is nice at Christmas, specifically! :-)

SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco (I used Butter Flavored)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Extra sugar for rolling dough in; I like to use a colored sugar related to the holiday

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and Crisco. Add in egg, beating well.
  4. Add in flour, cream of tarter, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, pinch of salt, and almond and/or vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, roll one scoop of dough together in your hand to form a ball. Roll the ball of dough in sugar. Place on the greased baking sheet and press down with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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Coupons: B1G1 FREE Sunbelt Bakery & EVOL Plus Possibly FREE Lipton Tea at Target!

CLICK HERE to “LIKE” Sunbelt Bakery on Facebook, and you’ll be able to print a rare Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon for any Sunbelt Bakery Product! These go for as low as $2 each in my area, so only $1 a box with this coupon when you buy two!

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CLICK HERE to “LIKE” EVOL Foods on Facebook, and then click on the “Holiday Cards – Spread EVOL” tab to print a rare Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon for any EVOL products! Note that you do need to create a holiday card to share with a friend on Facebook (super easy), and that your friend will snag a $1/1 coupon for themselves!

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There is a new high-value coupon on Coupons.con for $1/1 Lipton Tea Product! Through January 3rd, Lipton products are Buy 3 Get 1 FREE at Target. So as an example you could buy 4 Lipton Green Tea Bags priced at $1.07 each. One would be FREE with the Target deal. Then use TWO of the $1/1 Coupons.com coupons AND this $1/1 coupon and pay only 21-cents for all three! If your Target store allows a coupon on a free item, use a fourth coupon and you’ll score all four boxes completely FREE!

New High-Value Target Cartwheel Offers: HOT Deals on Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee & Stocking Stuffers!

Target has just released a bunch of new high-value Cartwheel offers with savings as high as 50% off! While you can print these out to take with you to the store, if you have a smart phone, be sure to download the Target Cartwheel app as you can scan items in the store to see is there is an available discount. If there is, you can just click to add it to your list and the clerk will then scan the one Target Cartwheel bar code at checkout. Easy!

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Another HOT Target deal you can snag through December 24th is on the Littlest Pet Shop Pawsabilities. These are currently on Price-Cut for $4 (regularly ($4.99). Use the Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Littlest Pet Shop Pawsabilities coupon over on Coupons.com to get two for only $2!

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Winter Walmart $5 Beauty Boxes: Both Versions!

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If you watch my YouTube videos, you likely saw the video I did in the fall of the Walmart Beauty Box! Walmart now offers a subscription beauty box with a new box shipped every season (i.e. every three months). The boxes are “free”, you just pay $5 shipping.

I absolutely loved the first box, but I started hearing about some people receiving a box filled with different items than the one I got. Turns out, there are two versions: an under 30 box and an over 30 box. The under 30 box contained more makeup items, while the over 30 box contained more skin care.

So, in order to find out for myself, I decided to sign up for a second subscription, this time changing my birth date so it would be under 30. And low and behold, this week I got TWO different boxes! Here is what came in each:

UNDER 30 BOX:

  • Sample of Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder
  • Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes (5 wipes)
  • Sample bottle of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
  • Sample bottles of Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Sample jar of Pond’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream
  • Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Brazen Raisin

OVER 30 BOX:

  • Sample packets of John Frieda Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Sample packets of L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment
  • Sample of L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal
  • Sample of Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
  • Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes (5 wipes)
  • Sample jar of Pond’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream
  • Sample bottle of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
  • Sample tube of Olay Tone Perfecting Cream

I am very impressed with both boxes; while the Over 30 box had 8 items and the Under 30 only 6, the Under 30 box did come with the full-size Cover Girl Lipcolor. The only two duplicate products between the two boxes were the Pond’s towelettes and cream. All in all, the Walmart boxes are an amazing deal, in my opinion!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Walmart Beauty Boxes and to sign up if you are interested!

Reminder: Thirty-One Flash Outlet Sale Still Going On!

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Just a reminder that the Thirty-One December Flash Sale is still going on with up to 80% off bags, totes and accessories! There are still a lot of great items to choose from, but you only have a few more days to shop as the sale ends on the 22nd. CLICK HERE to see all of the great products still available to choose from! :-)

Fashion Friday at Cents of Style: Boots As Low As $19.56 with FREE Shipping!

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It’s Fashion Friday over at Cents of Style, and today you can snag boots for as little as $19.56 with FREE shipping when you enter code BOOTDEAL at checkout! There are so many cute styles to choose from; and while it is too late to ensure delivery by Christmas, this is a great opportunity to grab a new pair or two of boots for the new year. CLICK HERE to visit the Cents of Style website to see the entire selection!

New High-Value Target Cartwheel Offers!

Did you know that tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th is predicted to be the BIGGEST shopping day of the year, even busier than Black Friday? Yup, the Saturday before Christmas is historically the busiest as shoppers make one last push to complete their holiday shopping. So if you are going shopping tomorrow, brace yourself as the stores will be packed!

However, it may be worth heading out to Target today or tomorrow as they have just released some amazing high-value Target Cartwheel offers that are ONLY valid through tomorrow:

If you have a smart phone, be sure to download the Target Cartwheel app as you can scan items in the store to see is there is an available discount. If there is, you can just click to add it to your list and the clerk will then scan the one Target Cartwheel bar code at checkout. Easy!

Are you new to shopping at Target? To learn about all of the ways you can save money at Target, be sure to get a copy of my book TARGET SHOPPING GUIDE over on Amazon. It is only $2.99 and can be read on a Kindle or any device with a Kindle reading app! And to learn more about couponing in general, grab my book BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COUPONING for only $3.99!

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