66 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Best Cookie Swap Ever

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I LOVE making Christmas cookies. Sometimes, however, I get a bit tired of the same old cookies. How wonderful that Country Living has come up with such an extensive list of recipes for Christmas cookies. This should keep me busy for awhile! And inspire you to begin your baking! Enjoy!

Christmas Cookies

6 Santa Cookie Creations

6 Santa Cookie Creations

Kids LOVE making Christmas cookies. Making cookies with my mom is one of my favorite Christmas memories. I always made cookies with The Child when she was growing up to continue the tradition. Both Katy & I share our creations with friends during the Holidays, passing the joy of baking along!

Betty Crocker shares her baking traditions with these darling Santa cookies. Your kids are going to enjoy making each of these sweet treats. Start your own tradition this year or continue an ongoing one when add these cookies to your Holiday baking schedule!

Santa Baby

40 Christmas Cookie Recipes to Treasure

40 Christmas Cookie Recipes to Treasure

Cookies are a traditional treat for Christmas. Whether you only bake a batch for Santa or prepare dozens for friends & family, it’s always fun to add a new recipe to the mix!  Midwest Living offers us a BIG selection of cookie recipes from which to choose this Christmas! Pick one or two. Let your kids pick a new cookie to make. However you decide, it’s guaranteed to be a Simple Joy!

Christmas Cookies

Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies 

Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies

Growing up in St. Louis, Gooey Butter Coffee Cake was one of my favorite things. Years later, I enjoy creating & making cake mix cookies. Imagine my delight when I saw that Betty Crocker had combined 2 of my very favorite things! I admit I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I promise I am going to make them as soon as we get settled in our new home. If you make them before I do, let me know what you think of them. Enjoy!

Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies

30 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Pumped for Fall 

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Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins. This time of year, there are dozens of pumpkin products in stores & restaurants for us to enjoy. I love the way my home smells when I make pumpkin bread. What a wonderful, welcoming fragrance for any home!

I always pick up a few pumpkin products to enjoy but I also like making my own pumpkin goodies. Therefore, I am ALWAYS looking for new recipes that use pumpkin. How wonderful that Good Housekeeping offers, not just a few but 30 pumpkin recipes for all of us to try!

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? I invite you to share it with me & other women. It’s always fun to learn all the creative ways we use such a basic ingredient like pumpkin. Enjoy!

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

9 Poke Cakes Perfect for Fall from Betty Crocker 

9 Poke Cakes Perfect for Fall

I remember the first time I tried poke cake. HEAVEN! Poke cake allows you to combine flavors, creating moist unique cakes for family & friends. Poke cake are great for potluck events, parties, & small get togethers. Now that the weather has turned cool, it’s the perfect time to begin baking & poke cake is a great way to begin.

Betty Crocker offers you 9 wonderful cakes including the Salted Caramel Apple Cake in the photo above. Enjoy!

9 Poke Cakes Perfect for Fall

Betty’s Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas 

Betty's Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas

If you have been following this site, you know I LOVE my slow cookers. I love them so much that I have THREE of them! I am always looking for new recipes to try in my slow cooker. Preparing dinner in my slow cookers allows me to make great meals early in the day & then focus on other tasks. too many times in the past, I have gotten wrapped up in what I was doing only to realize it was close to dinnertime & I hadn’t planned anything! Anyway, Betty Crocker offers me (& YOU!) some fabulous recipes to help you plan & prepare meals this Fall. Enjoy!

Betty’s Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas

15 Very Veggie Soup Recipes 

15 Very Veggie Soup Recipes

I think soup is a perfect food. It offers so much for so little. It is easy to make & the combination of ingredients is limitless. Veggie soups take it a step further, offering our families so much good nutrition in one bowl that it almost overwhelms. Woman’s Day offers a selection of 15 veggie soup recipes for you to enjoy on cool autumn nights!

Veggie Soup

35 Fantastic Freezer Recipes 

35 Fantastic Freezer Recipes

Busy days are coming when Holiday events & prep add to your already hectic schedule. It becomes easy to pick up fast food for the family throughout the week or to simply grab “whatever” to throw together at the last minute. And then we wonder why we all get sick come January! This Holiday season, take a moment to prepare some freezer recipes that allow you to create nutritious meals for your family without as much stress. We are working smarter, not harder this Holiday season. BHG helps with these fantastic recipes for you & your family!

Freezer Recipes