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How I Turned My Fail Into an Entertaining Win

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I had this great idea. I wanted to have my friends over for some adult conversation and an easy meal for some holiday entertaining. Which meant Stouffer’s Lasagna, Nestle Toll House and ice cream! I want to make Nestle Cookie cups, all Pinterest-like. Um yeah, that didn’t quite happen the way intended. But thanks to the yumminess of Nestle made it all ok!

Every week I have a group of girlfriends over (along with their kids) for some knitting, coffee, and gossip. We do this every Friday morning and it’s a time that we all look forward to – our kids are occupied with playing together while we can actually be grown-ups for a change. I decided last week to do it a little different. I wanted to make an easy holiday dinner and dessert and just have a nice time.

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I headed over to Walmart to pick up some Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna along with some Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough – the latest flavor, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Peppermint Refrigerated Cookie Dough (YUM!), along with some NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® morsels and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Sugar Cooke Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough. I was set!

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Only problem is my idea turned out to be a bust. I tried to make those super cute cookie bowls I have seen others do and, well..

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Yeah, time to start over….

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Try #2 was a HUGE success – I made Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sundaes! Here’s how to make them:

You will need:

  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Peppermint Refrigerated Cookie Dough
  • NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Morsels
  • Your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Peppermint sticks or candy canes

Start by taking 2 squares of cookie dough and place into a muffin pan that’s been sprayed with baking spray. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, then remove. The cookies will have spread up to create a little bowl and will indent in the center as they cool. Once they are cooled remove from pan carefully.


Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some chocolate syrup, whipped cream, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels sprinkling, and a candy cane or peppermint stick to garnish. Of course, those cookie crumbles didn’t go to waste – I used them as sprinkling over even MORE sundaes and they were delish! The lasagna was perfection, it’s hard to screw it up (so yeah, even a non-cook like me can make it perfect.)..

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It was nice to have my friends over for some adult conversation, and easy to feed them with Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna (that everyone loved) and a holiday cookie treat! Even though it didn’t start out perfect, it ended up that way!

10 Comments

  1. My favorite Nestle holiday item is NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Peppermint Refrigerated Cookie Dough. #HolidayMadeSimple #entry Your recipe look so tasty!

  2. That sundae looks good! im going to start a NEW tradtion and make it on christmas eve now. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. My favorite Nestle product for the holidays is definitely the semi-sweet morsels with the red and green morsels as well. They make my cookies look so festive! #HolidayMadeSimple #entry

  4. The sundaes look so yummy. I am going to make them for Christmas Eve!! I think I will try them with peppermint stick ice cream!! My favorite holiday go to is all the Nestle cookie dough! They are all yummy and saves so much time!! #HolidayMadeSimple #entry

  5. My favorite Nestle product is Nesquick. My kids love the chocolate milk mix and I love the strawberry mix. It’s great a great treat for the days when they’re home from school on Christmas break. #HolidayMadeSimple #entry

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