With Christmas here in almost a week and all of the festivities we have coming up I was anxious to try the 3 recipes I posted about last week because they don’t take alot of time or money which is key for me. I have realized that my baking is something I need to practice alot more because I somehow manage to mess it up. Luckily, my family doesn’t care about what it looks like as long as it it is edible and yummy.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles


  • 2 or 3 cans of Great Value refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls (depending on the size of your waffle maker)
  • Cinnamon Roll icing (that comes with the Cinnamon Rolls)


  • Turn on your waffle maker
  • Put 3 Cinnamon Rolls on (Amount will depend on the size of your waffle maker)
  • Cook as normal
  • Pour icing over it

The Cinnamon Roll Waffles were extremely easy to make and quite tasty. The number of rolls you use and its placement on the waffle maker will determine its size and shape so you can have fun with it depending on the occasion/holiday. Mine didn’t come out the prettiest but we didn’t care because it was delicious.
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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread


  • 2 cans of Great Value refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted (last time I did ¾ and I think it was too much, so I’ll be using less this time)
  • Cinnamon Roll icing (that comes with the Cinnamon Rolls)


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters.
  • Shake in bag to coat.
  • Arrange in pan,
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Turn upside down onto serving plate

Not sure why I can’t seem to get Monkey Bread to come out the way it is supposed to but I guess I will just have to keep trying. What messed things up this time is that I did have the right pan, so I made my own and while I thought it had worked when I removed the dish from the center, the middle was uncooked. So back in the oven it went… It was still yummy! Maybe the 2rd times the charm.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles


  • prepackaged great value chocolate chip cookie dough (you can use any type of cookie flavor really)
  • 2 (12-ounce) bags semisweet chocolate morsels (white, milk, dark)
  • Toothpicks or wooden skewers
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic wrap

Optional Ingredients for toppings:

  • sprinkles
  • chopped nuts
  • sea salt
  • cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar
  • Chocolate morsels (white, milk, dark)


  • Roll the cookie dough into balls.
  • Arrange them up on your lined baking sheets and cover the sheets with plastic wrap.
  • Let them set in the freezer for at least 2 hours (they can stay in there for up to 1 week).
  • Use a double boiler or create a double boiler by placing a bowl of the semisweet chocolate morsels over a pan of simmering water and melt until smooth.
  • Remove the baking sheet of truffles from the freezer and use the toothpicks/skewers to dip the cookie dough into the chocolate.
  • Place the coated balls on the parchment paper to set, removing the toothpick.
  • Sprinkle the truffles with your favorite topping (sprinkles, chopped nuts, sea salt, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, Chocolate morsels)
  • Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes so the chocolate can set.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles were yummy and different than your traditional cookie and it wasn’t difficult to make. Just be sure to account for the time it needs to spend in the freezer before coating with chocolate and for the time it needs to be refrigerated after.
[slideshow id=10] What Holiday Baking will you be doing? Consider using Great Value refrigerated cinnamon rolls and cookie dough to help you save time and money while making your Holiday treats.

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Great Value campaign with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. However, ALL opinions are my own.