Festive Cookies for the Zombie Apocalypse

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Any fellow fans of The Walking Dead here? I can’t believe we only have 2 more episodes until the mid-season finale! I’m hoping we learn the fate of Glenn or at least see a glimpse of him in the next couple of episodes. I don’t think I can wait until the season resumes in February to find out what’s going on. There are quite a bit of plotlines and enemies popping up though, so I know regardless of what we see, it’s going to be intense!

Over the weekend I popped into Walmart to pick up a few things and of course, couldn’t resist the Christmas sections of the store. My favorite area? The Hallmark wall! There are 16 Hallmark Walmart exclusive ornaments to choose from, and as soon as I spotted The Walking Dead ornament, I couldn’t grab it off the shelf fast enough! It’s a necessity for my tree! Plus, I couldn’t resist checking out the selection of Hallmark cards right next to the ornaments. I could literally spend all day reading through all of the cards (I’m all about finding the “perfect” one for people).

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On the drive home, I started thinking about Christmas and the zombie apocalpypse, thanks to my new fabulous ornament. Not something we’ve seen on TWD (I mean, how are you supposed to decorate/celebrate when you’re on the run from crazy people who have survived thus far and zombies?! Also, do they even know what date/time of year it is?!), but if there were to be festiveness, you’d be extremely limited in the ingredients to do some holiday baking.

So, I bring to you the simplest cookie recipe ever, so if you find yourself dealing with a zombie apocalypse (or you know, crunched for time), this shortbread cookie recipe will be great for you!

What You’ll Need (Ingredients)

  • 2 cups of butter
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • Sprinkles (optional)

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Mix together butter and brown sugar. Then, slowly add in the flour until the dough is soft.

cookie dough

Place bowl of dough into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. A few minutes before you’re ready to take the dough out, preheat the oven to 330 degrees.

Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into balls.

Bake 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown (the more dough you roll up into a ball, the longer it should stay in). Then, let the cookies cool before serving.

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Do you have a favorite recipe for the Christmas season? A favorite ornament for your tree? I’d love to hear your traditions!

  • I have never watched the walking dead so I can’t relate with you on that haha but I love a good cookie recipe and I think I might actually be able to make this one without screwing it up!

    • You should give it a try, there’s a lot more to it than people think! And you could definitely handle this recipe :)

  • Donnica Smalls

    I am seriously hoping that was Glenn over the walkie talkie. I am going this weekend to look for those ornaments and I pinned the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Donnica! I hope you’re able to snag a Rick ornament for your tree too :)

  • Samantha

    SHUSH. I cannot believe it. This ornament is AWESOME and I am DEFINITELY getting it for my husband! Plus, those cookies? THEY ARE THAT SIMPLE!?!?! I am totally make those this year! #client

    • Yes!! I bet they’ll go fast once people find out they have TWD ornaments in stock. And yes the cookies are really that simple (and so yummy)!

  • Okay yum! I love super easy cookie recipes! Adding it to my Christmas Cookie list right meow!

    • Me too! You could almost make this recipe blindfolded it’s so easy!

  • I hope we find out what happens to Glenn so quickly, because two months is way too long to wait to find out! I had no idea that I could get a Walking Dead ornament either! I might have to pick this up for my husband so he can have a manly ornament on the tree :)

    • Now that the Glenn scenario is resolved, it looks like there are a ton of other big problems ahead for TWD crew. I’m sure the mid-season finale this weekend’s going to be intense! Ah!

  • CDG

    They better go good with beer!

    • They definitely would! Although beer might be tough to come across in the zombie apocalypse!