~Cranberry Cookie Crumble Stuffing!

First of all, I hope that nobody takes offense at the fact that I refer to this as “stuffing”, and not “dressing”, that’s just how I was raised..so blame my momma! 

For what it’s worth, I do have extended family that insist on calling it “dressing”, but either way, it’s darn good, and we can all agree on that..whew! :)

In fact, I never thought that stuffing/dressing could ever be improved upon, until now, maybe?!
I think it’s my favorite component of a holiday meal, other than when my Uncle Tom has too much Egg Nog, and puts gravy on his pumpkin pie..lol! :)

However…being who I am, I was compelled to change it up just a bit.

I thought that adding some Cranberry Cookie crumbs would be a sweet, fun and crunchy addition to the stuffing, but I am too lazy didn’t like the idea of baking an entire batch of cookies, just to crumble some onto the top. 

Instead, I whipped up the cookie dough and simply dolloped spoonfuls of it into & onto the stuffing before baking it. And I froze the rest of the cookie dough for another time!
Not only was this method so much easier, but by baking it together, it infused more flavor to the dish! 
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The sweet cookie crunch mixed with the tart cranberries and warm savory stuffing, are such a winning combo!
Hope you give it a try!?

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Can you handle all these ingredients? ;)

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You will need:
1 box of Stuffing (or feel free to make your own)?
1 box of Cranberry Cookie/Cake Mix
(I like Pillsbury Cranberry Bread and Muffin Mix, because it’s not too sweet!)
I mixed in some fresh Cranberries to the prepared dough for extra color/flavor!
You can also use a roll of sugar cookie dough and just mix it with dried or fresh Cranberries!
Yep..that’s it!
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Directions:????
Ready to dig in! :)

 Prepare a batch of your favorite stuffing, and before you put it into the oven, evenly dollop small amounts of the dough & cranberries onto the top as of the stuffing, so it will create a cute and yummy cookie crumble topping! 
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Resist the urge to make your dollops of cookie dough crumbles too big, it shouldn’t over power the stuffing, just add flavor and character! 
Happy Holidays! ~Enjoy!!
*HINT*  If any of your family members drink way too much Rum insist that gravy on their Pumpkin Pie is normal..take pics, post to facebook..and friend me!  ;)??
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