Christmas Cookies Made from Pringles? Brilliant!

by Sandra Foyt on December 12, 2011

in Arts and Culture, Food Adventures

I never would have thought of it myself. But when I received this Christmas cookie recipe and tips for reusing the canisters from Pringles; well, I had to share!

Consider mixing-up your traditional holiday cookie batch this year with a recipe using Pringles crisps. Below is an original recipe for Kringle-Spiced Pringles Holiday Cookies, a sandwich cookie recipe that combines the savory crunch of Pringles Original Potato crisps with a sweet and zesty jam to create a winning substitute for the boring ginger cookie.

Kringle-Spiced Pringles Holiday Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen sandwich cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pringle’s “The Original”
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fruit preserves, raspberry or mixed berry
  • 1/3 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at to 350 degrees and place Pringles, flour, baking soda, and spices in a food processor, and puree until the consistency of corn meal; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until slightly fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the Pringles spice mixture into the bowl and mix for 1 minute; place dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, and bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. In a small bowl, combine fruit preserves and ginger (if desired, ginger is optional); spread 1 teaspoon onto a cookie, and top with another cookie.  Instead of crystallized ginger can swap out 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger to the jam.

Tips for Using Empty Pringles Containers

Did you know that there are many ways to reuse the empty Pringles container after your holiday cookies are baked? Here are just a few ideas:

  • Ornament Storage:  The unique tube shape makes each can the perfect storage container for ornaments. Just stuff the bottom with a few pieces of tissue or newspaper and then stack the ornaments inside, placing a layer of paper between each one.
  • Unique Gift Box: Wrap the can in wrapping paper and it becomes the perfect gift box for Kringle-Spiced Pringles Cookies or other hard-to-wrap gifts. Decorate with personalized stickers, ribbon, glitter and tulle to make it stand out under the tree.
  • Gift Wrap in a Jiffy: Store ribbon, tape and scissors inside each can to insure you have everything you need to finish wrapping that gift. No more searching for the scissors and tape after you’ve gotten that wrapping paper perfect!
  • Dinner Center Piece: Garnish the outside of the can and add festive decoration; a great kid’s arts and craft project. For a more personalized craft, fill each decorated can with homemade treats and candy and use to mark place settings for dinner guests.
  • Share the Holiday Spirit: Give a can of Pringles and the Kringle recipe to encourage holiday baking as a family activity.

Do let me know if you make this holiday cookie recipe – I would love to hear how it turns out! 

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Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie.

A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.”

Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network.

Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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