drug and alcohol rehab teens bake treats
With the Christmas season upon us our teens in drug and alcohol rehab baked Christmas themed treats for their fellow clients and Inspirations for Youth and Families staff. Our drug and alcohol rehab clients were taught how to prep, cook and decorate these treats as a part of our Nutritional program.

Many of our teens were delighted to bake and decorate these sweet treats on their own. Our clients also expressed that they were excited to learn baking so they can eventually make them at home for friends and family.

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Try baking your own with our recipes below:

Sugar Cookies:

2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter

1 ½ cup of white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups of Hershey kisses


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl stir flour, baking soda and powder together.

In a larger bowl cream together butter until it and sugar are smooth. Beat egg and vanilla together. Blend together all the ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoons if dough into balls onto cookie sheets.

Place in oven until it rises and has a soft center (approximately 10 min.)

Place Hershey kisses into the center of cookie and leave to cool then serve!

Tip: You can also decorate with frosting like our teens did!


1 cup butter (melted)

3 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 ½ cups all purpose sugar

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking dish.

Combine the melted butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Beat eggs until thoroughly blended.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into egg mixture until blended. Stir the chocolate chips and spread batter evenly into baking dish.

Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (approximately 35-40 minutes)

Tip: Decorate with frosting like our teens did!