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Christmas Baking With The Family: Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe 2

Christmas Baking With The Family: Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe is a paid collaboration with Funky Pigeon. I am a BIG fan of Christmas traditions and Christmas Cooking. Over the years I hope these traditions cement by boys’ memories of our times together. I for one have always loved it when we are all in the kitchen and some of our best conversations happen when we are baking up a storm.


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No Added Sugar Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies 7

When Barleycup challenged me and the boys to produce a recipe with their delicious gluten free and free from added sugars instant cereal drink I knew instantly that they would be the perfect addition to peanut butter and chocolate cookies.  I first was introduced to peanut butter cookies by Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family and they are such a delicious cookie, but remarkably simple to make.

No Added Sugar Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cooking with Kids

White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cooking with Kids 8

Sometimes all you want is the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Crispy on the outside and all chewy on the inside.  These white chocolate chip cookies never fail to hit their mark and they are simple to make and perfect for cooking with kids. So we are delighted to be teaming up with We Bake and sharing our recipe for the best white chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten as part of their Half Term Bake Brighter Days community challenge.


M&M Cookies – Cooking with kids 25

We are at F is for Flour in our A- Z of ingredients cooking with kids series.  We could have made many things, but with the Easter holidays and spring in the air we decided to make some simple M&M cookies.  My SIL had just got back from Florida so we had a wonderful selection of spring coloured M&Ms to use and these cookies are perfect for making with kids.


Cooking with Kids – Cadbury Pebble Cookies 2

Cooking and baking is something I do a lot with the boys.  I cooked with my mum growing up and a lot of the skills I have are all down to her.  Cooking and baking is great for children as it teaches them lots and lots of new skills including measuring and weighing (you can even add conversion in), time measurement and management.  Plus I am a great believer in home made and home cooked.


The Best Ever Oat and Raisin Cookies in the world

I dont say it lightly, but these cookies are amazing and never last in our house.  They truly are the best.  This is an American Recipe (it came on the back of some sunmaid raisins from the US), but that said is super easy for the boys, as I have some plastic cup measures that they use. So here goes Ingredients 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine 1 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup milk 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats 1 cup Raisins   […]


No Cards, Just Cookies 12

  I know that I am not alone in this as The Dotterel at Bringing Up Charlie blogged about it too.  I HATE CHRISTMAS CARDS.   Yep, I shouted.  It possibly stems from the fact I am a Christmas baby and I would rather have my measly few birthday cards up instead of Christmas cards. This issue with cards has grown year on year, especially as I have to write most of them.     It was fine when I worked, I would send out an e-mail saying Merry Christmas and that we wouldn’t be sending out cards, but donating to the NSPCC instead.  MadDad still does this with his work […]


Fingerprint Christmas Lights Craft – A dishwasher-safe plate

This fingerprint Christmas light craft – a dishwasher-safe plate has been inspired by one of our most popular posts our Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament and a plate for Father Christmas that I painted for the boys’ first Christmas in our home. That plate has survived being in the dishwasher over the years as have our Reindeer Fingerprint Mugs so I wanted to make another Christmas keepsake that the whole family can get involved in.


What Are Blondies Cakes

We are always curious about baked goods, so learning facts about them is always interesting.  Most of us love baked goods, but do we know where or how they are made? Baked goods are products of a complex process that includes combining ingredients, mixing, kneading, shaping, and baking. Every stage of the baking process is important and requires skill and knowledge to achieve the desired results. Various baked goods are perfect for satisfying our sweet tooth, including brownies, cakes, cookies, and blondies. Blondie cakes are one of the things that we are discussing today! Let’s check out how blondie cakes are made. 


6 Unique Ideas for Custom Christmas Cards

The holiday season brings a sense of joy and togetherness, and what better way to share that spirit than through custom Christmas cards? While traditional cards are always appreciated, exploring creative avenues can make your greetings more memorable. From designing unique cards and crafting meaningful messages to adding festive decorations and utilising customised envelopes, there are endless possibilities to create custom Christmas cards that genuinely stand out. In this article, we’ll explore various creative ways to elevate your card-sending experience into a cherished and personalised expression of love and goodwill.


Speculoos or Biscoff Rolls – A Cinnamon Roll Alternative

We are big fans of Biscoff spread in the Mad House after being introduced to Lotus Biscoff Biscuits when on holiday, well they were called Speculoos Cookies in Belgium when we first had them. Now you can get jars of Biscuit Spread in Aldi, which is where I get ours. I adapted a cinnamon roll recipe and used the dough for these delicious Biscoff rolls.


How to Throw a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Check out our fun ideas for throwing a gingerbread house decorating party. Every Christmas Eve we have a party with our best friends with kids’ Christmas party games and delicious food. We have been doing this since our children were tiny, but now they are older we have graduated to a gingerbread decorating party.


Tips to Simplify Christmas without Losing the Magic

Tips to Simplify Christmas without Losing the Magic is a paid collaborative post. I absolutely adore the holiday season, but not the stress of it all, so over the last few years we have worked hard at simplifying Christmas without losing the magic and the best bit is each year gets even better. So follow our tips on how to simplify Christmas and you will thank me not just now but next year too.