Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pistachio & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

The name of this cookie may be a mouthful but y our mouth will love these cookies! Today I am participating in a fun Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap which was hosted by Julie Espy of White Lights on Wednesday who puts together all those amazing roundup posts here on the blog.  I chose one of my favorite Christmas cookies and gave that recipe to another blogger and then they gave me one of their favorite cookie recipes.  We then make each other’s recipe!  Lucky me got matched up with Aubrey [Continue Reading…]

25 Cookie Exchange Recipes

25 Cookie Exchange Recipe on our Homebased Mom

Apple Cider Buttons from White Lights on Wednesday Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction Caramel Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies from Ari’s Menu Chewy Chocolate Oreo Truffle Cookies from Made to Be a Momma Chocolate Dipped Macaroons from Something Swanky Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies from Averie Cooks Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Sablés from MBAKES Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies from Created by Diane Cranberry Bliss Cookies from Gimme Some Oven Danish Butter Cookies from Wallflower Girl Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies from Your Homebased Mom Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches with Marshmallow Filling from [Continue Reading…]

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles are the perfect way to dress up a holiday cookie plate.  Same delicious snickerdoodle cookie you love, just with a holiday flair! One of my boy’s favorite cookies when they were growing up were Snickerdoodles. Whenever we had a house full of teenage boys there was always a batch or two of snickerdoodles around to be enjoyed! They were the perfect snack while playing Halo, which was the game of choice for my boys. When it comes to the holidays though a snickerdoodle is a little boring. At least [Continue Reading…]

Coconut Snowball Cookies


Welcome Martha of A Family Feast to the blog today!  I have been virtual friends with Martha for a while and we recently met up in person at Blogher Food in Miami and in Ohio at a blogger event.  I love spending time with Martha and always learn something new from her.  She blogs along with her husband which I think is so fun (You up for it Jim??) Be sure and visit her over at A Family Feast and enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what [Continue Reading…]

Peppermint Double Chocolate Cookies


Welcome Laura of Pink Cake Plate to the blog today.  Although we have never met in person I know we would get along well since she is a fan of cake plates too!  She is also a woman after my own heart because she has a yummy recipe for peppermint cookies  for you!   Be sure to visit her over at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hi Y’All, Laura here from Pink Cake Plate! [Continue Reading…]

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are delicious and a holiday favorite at our house. The best part though is what is waiting for you once you bite into it! Hard to believe it is November 10th!  Yikes!  One good thing about it though is that it is our monthly Creative Blog Hop.  When I was told the theme for this  month was Snowflakes I was a little stumped. I really couldn’t think of a recipe that used snowflakes!  But then I remembered one of my favorite Christmas cookies I have been making for years [Continue Reading…]

The Perfect Holiday Cookie Plate and Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

Christmas means cookies and at our house that means our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  What started as a family day of baking cookies together has grown to include neighbors and friends.  This year we will being it Friday, Dec. 20th and I was perfectly serious in yesterday’s post if anyone local wants to stop by to join in, help out and eat a few cookies just email me! I’ve been working on my To Make list for a while and today I thought I’d share with you some tips for putting [Continue Reading…]

25 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Favorite Christmas Cookies

Have you done your holiday baking yet?  We’re having our Annual Cooking Baking day on the 20th, a little later than normal but wanted to wait until at least one of my girls was home!  Anyone local want to stop by and join in the fun or sample a cookie just let me know!! I’ve been busy making a list of what we will be making and baking that day so I thought I’d share with you a list of 25 of my favorite Christmas cookies I have shared with [Continue Reading…]

Lightly Lime Cookies

Lime Cookies @yourhomebasedmom.com

I am a strong advocate of living in the moment.  Enjoying where we are.  Not living in the future or the past. That being said I couldn’t resist trying out some new Christmas cookie recipes this week despite the fact that Thanksgiving is still three weeks away. Each Christmas holiday my girls and I along with other various family members and friends get together for a Cookie Baking Day.  We always try out a few  new recipes plus a list of all our family favorites. I also work hard too [Continue Reading…]