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!!

Christmas Treats!

RE-POST!! I am so happy to share 3 of my favorite sweet treats. One from my Mom, one from my Mother-in-law and a cookie recipe from ME! How fun!! Yesterday, Jack and I made the Reindeer Cookies and switched them up a little. The result was fantab!! I replaced the craisins and the raisins
for dried cherries and dried apples. YUM!!!

Reindeer Cookies
3 eggs
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar Nutella (you can use peanut 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
2 tsp baking soda
4 c oatmeal (quick cooking)
Preheat oven to 350. In a very large bowl combine eggs & sugars then add each ingredient and mix. Bake 8-10 mins. Yummy!!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
This is the best little addition to any party! My MIL introduced this to me years ago when Hubs and I were first dating. I have taken it so many places for so many different things and everyone always wants the recipe. It is great served with graham crackers.
1~ 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter (don’t substitute, will not work!)
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 c conf. sugar
2 Tb brown sugar
3/4 c mini choc chips
3/4 c chopped pecans
Mix all ing together except pecans, chill overnight so that you can roll into a ball and roll ball in pecans. Delish!

Tina’s Kentucky Pie
This is a recipe my Mother has made every holiday since I can remember. It is so easy!
1~ 9 in pie shell
1/2 c choc chips
1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 c sugar
1/2 c plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts
Put chips in bottom of pie shell, mix other ingredients together and pour over chips. Bake at 350 for 30 mins.