Our ULTIMATE favourite Christmas cookie recipes we do every year!
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Our Favourite Christmas Cookie Recipes (+How to make them FAST!)

We LOVE baking in our house, especially when it’s CHRISTMAS BAKING! It’s such a fun and relaxing activity for me, and my girls enjoy it too. They’re all very interested in how recipes are put together, and they love to decorate cookies. After several years of Christmas baking, I’ve come to love a few recipes that we make year after year. These Christmas cookie recipes – gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies & whipped shortbread cookies – are staples in our home, and today I want to share our special recipes with YOU! I’ll also show you how I bulk bake them & get them done early so that you can relax over the holidays.Continue reading

Aussie Bites knockoff recipe. This one's in cookie form - yum! Whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, dried apricots, flaxseed, butter, egg, vanilla, & brown sugar.
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (An Aussie Bites Knockoff Recipe)

Have you ever tried those “Aussie Bites” from Costco? SO addicting. They’re like little mini cakelets (that’s a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. I consider them to be mostly healthy, and they are such a filling snack. I thought they’d be fun to try to recreate, but in a cookie format. I modified a Aussie Bites knockoff recipe, added some cookie-ish ingredients to it and the result was YUM.Continue reading

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Easter Mason Jar Cookie Recipe + The Creative Corner #141: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.

Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies by The DIY Mommy
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Make Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

A few weekends ago, I went on a crazy baking bender. It was a little cooler than it had been previously, two of my friends just or were having babies, and I just had the urge to bake for them (and for ourselves). I came across this absolutely epic oatmeal cookie recipe on the back of the dried cranberries package that I modified and simply had to share with you. These cookies are SO yummy, and they’re the perfect snack for school lunches. I really like them with cranberries, but this recipe is also fantastic with chocolate chips or (ew!) raisins (if you like raisins).Continue reading

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – My Family’s Recipe

What do people obsessed with baking make when it’s too hot outside to turn on the oven? They make no-bake cookies, of course! I know that chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies aren’t anything new, but I wanted to share with you my personal recipe in our family’s cookbook that I’ve used for years and love. You can add peanut butter or leave it out (we do the latter because Little C can’t stand peanut butter), but either way they’re really yummy!
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Sugar Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze (A Canada Day Recipe) by The DIY Mommy
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Bake Sugar Cookies with Maple Sugar Glaze (A Canada Day Recipe)

I am very proud to be a Canadian girl through and through. I love my country, and I am so blessed to enjoy the freedoms that we can experience here. My brave grandparents left East Germany in WWII to come work in Eastern Canada. They found refuge here, and later they moved west to Alberta to raise their family of 7 children (including my mom, who was born in Lethbridge, Alberta).  I was born in Calgary, Alberta and I now live near Edmonton, Alberta.Continue reading