4 Moms Share Cookie Recipes

moms of many manageWelcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking about holiday baking and giving you the opportunity to share your favorite cookie recipes.

Be sure to visit the other 4 Moms to read what they have to say about holiday baking:

KimC at Life in a Shoe
Connie at Smockity Frocks
Headmistress at The Common Room

There are many things that our family does every year during the holidays.  We have a marshmallow war,  we go on a Jammie Drill, we decorate Christmas cookies, make gingerbread houses and do lots and lots of baking.

My best tip for tackling holiday baking with a large family is to divide and conquer.  We make a long list of all the recipes that we would like to make and then take volunteers of who would like to be responsible for which recipe.  I pair big kids with little kids and everyone gets one (or a few) recipes to tackle.  It’s amazing how many different things we can make in an afternoon.

One of our all-time favorite holiday treats is our homemade heath bars:

Heath Bar Recipe


  • 1 sleeve saltines
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz peanut  butter chips (actually the package is 10 oz and that works)
  • 12 oz chocolate chips


Cover the bottom and sides of a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with one sheet of tin foil.   Spread saltines in a single layer on top of the foil.

Next, in a saucepan heat butter and brown sugar and boil for 3 minutes.  Pour over saltines and place in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with peanut butter chips.  Spread chips into a smooth layer as they melt.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and place in oven for 1 minute more and then spread.

Allow to cool and refrigerate until hardened.  Break into pieces and try to only eat one.

Now it’s your turn to share your favorite cookie recipe.  I have more big kids now so we need more ideas for fun, yummy treats to make.  (Besides calories don’t count during the month of December, right?)

Please link directly to your recipe (not your homepage) and link back to one of the 4 Moms so that your readers can find all the other great recipes.

Also visit the other moms of many to read their thoughts and ideas:

The Common Room
Smockity Frocks
Life in a Shoe

The 4 Moms upcoming December topics:

  • 9 – toy management
  • 16 – feeding company
  • 23 – Questions for the Four Moms
  • 30 –  Teaching children to do their chores

For more Moms of Many posts visit the 4 Moms page.

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7 Responses to 4 Moms Share Cookie Recipes
  1. Missy
    December 2, 2010 | 10:54 am

    excited to try some of these recipes!


  2. Cheryl @ Treasures from a Shoebox
    December 2, 2010 | 11:35 am

    Please remove #15 (it is an incorrect link; sorry). I linked this post back here. Thanks for hosting this linky!


  3. Cindy
    December 2, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the linky! I’m munching on my cookies right now. There’s a giveaway on there, too, that any baker ought to appreciate.


  4. Tracey
    December 3, 2010 | 8:52 am

    I can’t wait to try many of these recipes! Thanks!
    Tracey at http://www.LifeIsDifferentHere.blogspot.com


  5. Holly
    December 3, 2010 | 10:49 am

    Appreciate the down to earth, common sense approach to living with a large family found on your blog!



  6. Tami
    December 6, 2010 | 8:20 am

    I loooove Christmas cookies!! Every year some girlfriends and I do a cookie party. I love finding new ideas because the best cookie wins a prize!!


  7. Kelli
    December 6, 2010 | 4:18 pm

    A big thank you to Raising Olives for your closet organization post awhile back. I am so grateful and I linked you from my blog post on that very topic. Thanks!!! Merry Christmas.


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