Reindeer Cookies

It’s beginning to smell like Christmas! The fresh tree mixed with the smells of yummy sweet treats baking in the oven make for a amazing aroma!

Cookies are not my favorite thing to bake, however with this dump recipe that you can really switch it around to fit whatever you have in your pantry which makes for an interesting and a little different cookie each time! Have fun, the possibilities are endless!!

This recipe makes a ton, is perfect for a cookie swap and is easy enough fir the kids to do it!!

Reindeer Cookies
3 eggs
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt

2 t baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar Nutella  (you can use peanut butter, almond butter)
1 stick butter, softened

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 c m&m’s (holiday mix)
1/2 c golden raisins
1/2 c craisins

*basically 2 cups of whatever you like. I have used dried apricots, apples, butterscotch chips, anything you like!!

4 c oatmeal (quick cooking)

Preheat oven to 350. In a very large bowl combine eggs & sugars then add each ingredient and mix.  Slowly add the oatmeal, it will get REALLY thick!! I suggest using a mini ice cream scoop to keep the cookies all the same size!  Bake 8-10 mins. Yummy!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Don’t forget you have until midnight to enter the Shabby Apple dress GIVEAWAY!!

Weekly Juggling Act


Yep, you read it correctly it says the weekly plan… not just a meal plan this week I am going to have a game plan! I have too. You know that saying “when it rains it pours”? Well, Mama Bird’s Nest Cupcakes & cakes business (side job)  is in turbo mode for next weekend!!! I have 4 parties to do! Here is my list.

1. Pony Party for Miss. O she will be 5!

2. Dinosaur Party for Mr. Q he will be 3

3. 40th Birthday Tiffany Box Cake

4. Ballerina Party for my niece Ava Grace who will also be 3!! Thank goodness her party is Sunday!

I am so excited!!


Now onto EATING!! What the heck are we going to have to eat this week? HT had lots of great sales and I stocked the fridge/freezer so here is my plan.

Monday~ Greek Salad with grilled chicken

Tuesday~ Mediterranean Chicken  (It didn’t make it to the crock-pot last week!!)

Wednesday~ Shrimp Surprise, the surprise is I am not sure what I plan to do with it! Check back Weds to see my new Recipe Link-up and what I created!


Thursday~ Leftover Buffet for the Boys!

Friday~ Pizza Night (Mommy’s Baking!!)

Wish me luck with my randomness and let’s hope I can get the boys fed!

What are you cooking this week? Share your recipes on Wednesday!!