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Weekending & Christmas Cookies

Happy Christmas week!  Pretty crazy that it's already here.  We had a good weekend filled with lots of holiday fun... but only two pictures to prove it.  And you've already seen both of them if you follow me on Instagram, sorry for the double dipping ;).  But, I promise this is worth the read because I'm sharing my favorite Christmas cookies below!

Friday night was date night for Nick and I.  We headed downtown for dinner and to check out all of the decorations, specifically Candy Cane Lane if you remember from my holiday bucket list.  It was just as adorable as I thought it would be!  Afterwards, it was back home for a fire and a couple episodes of Dexter - our favorite way to spend a night lately.


We were up early the next morning to head over to Nicks families near Detroit to do our Christmas celebration with them.  It was a really fun day with lots of great gifts and a delicious spaghetti dinner - their favorite Christmas tradition.  No pictures because Brady was being a MAD MAN all day.  Combine a 3 month old puppy with a new house to explore, Christmas trees and garland, lots of wrapped presents and little children to chase around and it's basically a recipe for disaster!  Seriously, I can't believe he didn't get sick from the amount of pine needles he consumed throughout the day.

Sunday was a lazy day.  We basically had to drag ourselves out of bed - flannel sheets have to be the most comfy thing in the world.  Not much to report besides there was a lot of couch time on Sunday :)


And now, as a thank you for sticking with me through that riveting recap... my favorite Christmas cookies!  Pretty much all of us will be baking this week so give one of these a try and I promise you won't be disappointed :)


1// The BEST Snickerdoodle Cookies I've ever had.

2// Oreo Balls are a fun (and really easy) mix up to your Christmas cookie tray.

3// Grinch Cookies are minty, melty gooeyness.

4// The traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms - but here's a recipe that only makes 30 cookies, not the usual 64.

And while we're on the topic of baking... it would be silly for me not to mention my chocolate pie one more time ;) Enjoy!


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36 comments

  1. How fun does that candy cane lane look?! How exciting you've already had your 1st Christmas gathering! I can't wait for all the fun to begin!

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend, indeed! We did Christmas #1 last week, too. Flannel sheets, yay and cookies, gimme all the cookies!

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  3. Oh gosh new puppy in a new house! I understand that craziness 100%! The first year we had Bailey at xmas I'm pretty sure she opened everyone's gifts for them!!

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  4. mmmm those oreo balls are the best! i had a co-worker who used to make them for me...so addictive! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. So many yummy cookies!I I have to get to baking today, this was a good motivator :) Your bedroom came out SO well! I realllllly want that headboard! Happy Monday!

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  6. So glad you made it to Candy Cane Lane! It looks SO cute!! Glad you had a good weekend! I seriously need to make those Oreo balls. They look delish!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. I think you may have just convinced me that I need flannel sheets in my life - just with your bed photo alone!! Sounds like you had a great weekend and Candy Cane lane sounds like so much fun!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana

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  8. love candy cane lane!! i've been trying to decide whether or not to get flannel sheets...they look so cozy!! happy monday!!!

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  9. Peanut Butter Blossoms are always my favorite cookies!!!
    That picture of Brady on the bed makes me smile... & makes me want to get back in bed.

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  10. Love blossoms! I still need to make those this week! That picture of Brady on your bed is so cute, you would never know he was a crazy man the day before :)

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  11. I made the chocolate pie yesterday and it was hit! But I took no pictures...don't know what I was thinking! Lazy days are the best days for sure! Happy Christmas Week!
    xo Southern Style

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a cute picture of your puppy! He's adorable. Our dog didn't eat pine needles but she ate all of the tissue paper from the bagged presents under our tree :-/ Crazy! Have a great week, Katie!

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  13. Yay for Candy Cane lane! I bet it was adorable. Glad Brady survived all the weekend excitement - we had a similar experience with Finn this weekend, and he slept all day yesterday when we got home. He didn't even wake up for dinner! Crazy pups. :)

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  14. Love Dexter too, although it took some coaxing from the hubs! I definitely balled during the series finale though.Candy Cane Lane looks so cute and so does Brady. A house full of people and a new place to explore - I can imagine he was crazy! Hope you had a good Christmas with your in laws. Have a great week!

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  15. Adorable photos

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  16. Candy cane lane looks so cute! I made Snickerdoodle cookies this weekend too but used 100 days of real food recipe!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  17. Mmmm Oreo balls are my fave, I can't control myself around them though! Sounds like a wonderful weekend :) And yes, flannel sheets are the 1 and only thing I love about winter haha.

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  18. Oh Katie... Those cookies look simply mouth watering! I can't wait to try some of them out this week. Okay, Candy Cane Lane looks like so much fun! I love going to places like that. Oh and what you were describing about Brady seriously sounds like a scene from Marly & Me! I love it! :)

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  19. Friday date night's are the best! I can only imagine how busy Brady kept you with all those distractions! I was thinking of making cookies for one of our Christmas parties. The green chocolate chips ones look delish!

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  20. Brady cuddling on your bed is absolutely precious!! My pup is 2 years old and sometimes I sure do miss those puppy days!! All of those cookies look so yummy, if only I could indulge in them all. Merry merry Christmas!!

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  21. Those candy canes are so cute! Awwwww date nights are always the best! and those cookies seriously look amazing!
    Looks like you had a fun weekend!

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  22. Brady is so dang cute! Thank you for the cookie recipes! Cannot wait to try them out!

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  23. i can't handle brady in that picture. i just wanna gobble him up!!! and love a good snickerdoodle recipe!!

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  24. That candy cane lane looks amazing! And poor Brady! I can totally picture him getting into lots of mischief :)

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  25. How great are flannel sheets in the winter?! Also those cookies look BOMB.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  26. I want to make ALL of those cookies! So glad you had a good weekend with Nick's family & the picture of you guys at the Candy Cane Lane is so cute.

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  27. I never made it to Candy Cane Lane and I was so disappointed! Looks like yall had a great weekend and your puppy is so adorable!

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  28. Those cookies and your pie look so yummy!! Candy Cane Lane sounds so cute and fun too. I'm glad that you had a nice weekend and I hope that you are having a good day too! :-)

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  29. B. on the bed... I can't even hah. I wouldn't get up! Ally made awesome Snickerdoodle cookies this weekend for our cookie exchange and these look just as good. PS The candy cane picture...next year's Christmas card? Just sayin ;)

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  30. Just look at that pie.. Yummy. And those cookies, Okay I am definitely hungry for dessert now :). It seems like you had a great weekend :)

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  31. Dexter is one of our top favorite shows. So good! I baked the peanut butter blossoms this weekend too, and they are delicious!

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  32. Those Grinch Cookies are the smartest thing ever... and they sound good. I will have to bring some to Christmas at my moms this week!

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  33. I made your chocolate cake for our family Christmas last Sunday and it was a huge success! So good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  34. that photo of you all is so adorable! i meant to make that chocolate pie for the family christmas shindig but i was pretty sure it wouldn't last and i'd eat it all haha

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