Bake a Batch of Nutty Cookies for Cookie Month!

October is one of our favorite months here at Hickory Farms. Along with the crisp, cool days and gorgeous foliage, October is also Cookie Month, making it the perfect time to bake a batch of nutty cookies for your fall party or festive Halloween celebration. To give our customers some inspiration, we’ve chosen three recipes guaranteed to please.

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Oatmeal Dried Fruit Cookies

Add some extra flavor to traditional oatmeal cookies with the addition of some dried fruit. If your mixture of oats, butter, egg, vanilla is too dry, add a splash of some almond milk to the mix. Bake the batter on an ungreased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 375°. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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Cashew Cookies

These nutty favorites taste even richer with the addition of sour cream and some chopped up Hickory Farms cashews. However, the real decadence lies with the burned butter frosting. Melt butter over medium heat until light brown, then add some heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla and spread on the cooled cookies. These deliciously rich treats are sure to get rave reviews at your next harvest gathering.

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Nutty Butter Cookies

Try lifestyle maven Martha Stewart’s nutty butter cookie recipe, which can be tailored to please any palate. Select your favorite nut for the batch — anything from peanuts to roasted pistachios can be added. Martha’s secret for flavorful cookies is to first toast the oats in butter and then add them to the rest of the ingredients. Her recipe makes two dozen cookies, but could easily be doubled or tripled for a large gathering.

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Celebrate Cookie Month with good friends and family and enjoy making some fun autumn memories to share with future generations. Hickory Farms has roots that run deep from America’s heartland straight to your door with year-round delivery of our gourmet gift baskets full of your family’s favorite products. Call 800.753.8558 and place an order for delivery today.

Fun Superhero Recipes for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Sept. 25 is National Comic Book Day, which makes it the perfect time to throw a superhero-themed party for your kid’s birthday. Hickory Farms is here to save the day with our collection of superhero-inspired recipes. With these dishes, your child’s birthday party will be a smashing success.

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Wake your little superhero up to a great birthday breakfast with these Captain America Super Power Pancakes. Slice up some fresh strawberries and place them on top of a couple pancakes hot off the griddle. Then, fill the middle with halved blueberries. Spray a circle of whipped cream around the strawberries and add a whipped cream star against the backdrop of blueberries.

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Spiderman Strawberry Shortcakes are delicious and so easy to make! Individual shortcakes should be sprayed with whipped topping before sliced strawberries are added in the shape of this season’s favorite superhero’s face. Use mini chocolate chips to outline the eyes, and then fill in the outlines with more whipped topping.

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Guests will love these Batman Burgers topped with our Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese. Mold the burgers to resemble a face, and then after they’re cooked, trim the top in the shape of Batman ears. Use pieces of the cheese as eyes and create the face by cutting a little slit in the cheese for Batman’s mouth. You can also cut the cheese into the Batman logo and design his cape with barbecue sauce.

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Superhero Skewers are a big hit with younger kids. Not only is this treat super tasty, but it’s also an easy way to incorporate superhero stickers. Juicy fruits will keep kids healthy, while giving the party a festive touch. Hickory Farms Bountiful Tastings gourmet food basket is stocked full of delectable fresh pears, kiwis, oranges and apples, perfect for this nutritionally balanced treat.

At Hickory Farms, we know how to pump up the volume for birthdays of all ages. All of our gourmet delights can be shipped right to a recipient’s door just in time for the party. Call 800.753.8558, or order online 24 hours a day.

Quick Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Between getting dressed, dropping the kids off at school and making it to work on time, some days, the best kind of breakfast is one that’s quick and easy to prepare. You can enjoy a meal in moments without sacrificing flavor or nutrients with these simple recipes featuring our gourmet ingredients from Hickory Farms.

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Ham and Eggs

Flavoring scrambled eggs with ham and cheese is a time-honored tradition that’s packed with protein. Start by browning small pieces of our delicious Honeygold Ham in a skillet. Once you have a nice color on the ham, add some eggs whisked with a little milk, salt and pepper before cooking until nice and fluffy. Just before removing the eggs from the heat, top it off with a bit of our Smoked Gouda and a sprinkle of chives.

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Eggs and Berries

If you can’t decide whether you want something sweet or savory, try pairing a berry parfait with an egg in a hole. First, cut a three-inch hole out of a piece of bread using the top of a cup. Then, place the bread in a hot pan with a good amount of butter before breaking an egg into the hole and cooking to your preference. Finally, serve the dish with vanilla yogurt topped with fresh berries and a handful of our mixed nuts.

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Apple Rings

Apple rings are a delicious substitute for pancakes. Start by cutting an assortment of our apples (Granny Smith and Fuji are the best options!) into lengthwise slices. Then, dip the slices in buttermilk before coating with a mixture of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Lastly, pan fry until golden brown and serve with maple syrup.

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With these delicious recipes featuring our gourmet cheese, fruits and nuts, you can enjoy a decadent homemade breakfast even in the midst of your morning rush.