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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..


Yeah, time to start over….


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.)..


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!


  1. Danielle

    December 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Sounds absolutely delicious! What a great combo for get togethers. #client

  2. Danita Carr

    December 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Ok, sorry about cookie fail, but honestly, it’s good to know I’m not the only one!

  3. Chris M

    December 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Can’t wait to make these!

  4. Bing

    December 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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

  5. chrissy thompson

    December 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

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

  6. Heather B

    December 11, 2014 at 8:14 am

    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

  7. Teresa Moore

    December 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I tried to make the cookie bowls too! I failed at it too. This sundae looks delish!!

  8. Alison Gibb

    December 20, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    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

  9. Estelle S

    December 22, 2014 at 10:19 am

    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

  10. slehan

    December 27, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    If at first you don’t succeed – fake it. Good job. #HolidayMadeSimple and #entry

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