On the 7th day of Christmas-Nutella no-bake Chocolate Cookies.

Today’s recipe is the Nutella no-bake chocolate cookies. What can be better than a smooth melt in your melt, mix of butter and chocolate. This is a lovely and easy recipe that you can make within minutes and its a fun recipe that you can do with your kids. The longest part is waiting for it to cool but with the winter weather you can already dig into the cookies minutes after you put them on the baking sheet. They do however taste better after they’ve been chilled. This recipe has originally been prepared by Jocelyn and you can find it on insidebrucrewlife.com


  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Nutella spread
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut


This recipe was really easy to make and you can freeze it until a later date or keep it in the fridge if you want to eat something sweet everyday. It is a little bit rich but that doesn’t matter if you only eat one or two at a time

Recipe rating 8/10



On the 6th day of Christmas – Peanut Butter cookies

Today’s recipe is an old favourite. Ever since the creation of peanut butter people have been trying different ways to incorporate it into their food from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to peanut butter sauce. Today we’re making peanut butter Cookies.

Admittedly I made these cookies plain but also made a batch of chocolate-chip peanut butter cookies. Everyone usually loves them so here’s hoping the kids enjoy it too.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter ( I used crunchy )
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

The original recipe can be found on www.food.com 

img_6522What the dough should look like ( before I added the Chocolate chips) I divided the 2 into 2 equal parts and made half of them plain and the other half choco-chip.


Recipe Rating 9/10

The cookies without the chocolate chips were chewier than the ones with it but they were both equally delicious. The cookie dough can also be frozen for later use. Rolling them in sugar is essential.




On the fifth day of Christmas – Ginger cookies.

While I was making these it brought back so many memories of when I was a child. My grandmother worked in a boarding School kitchen, and every Christmas they use to make huge batches of cookies for all the students. I remember visiting her in December while they were making these cookies and one of their bakes were ginger cookies.

Ginger Cookies


  • • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • • 1 cup white sugar
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 tablespoon water
  • • 1/4 cup molasses
  • • 4 tablespoons white sugar

Original recipe from madetobeamomma.com

First you cream the butter and sugar together then add the egg and molasses.


Then mix the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture


After mixing refrigerate for one hour before rolling the dough into balls.Preheat the oven on 350 degrees. Roll each ball in sugar and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.

The dough can also be frozen if you want to use it at a later stage.


Recipe Rating 9/10

I’ve seen other recipe’s online and I’ve tried a few of them but found that recipe’s with lots of butter work better than others.


On the second day of Christmas – The Basic Cookie

While I was not in the mood to wait 3 hours for dough to chill, I rather picked a simpler and easier dough- the basic cookie dough.

All you need is the ingredients below and 25 minutes of your time


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 275g plain flour

Recipe is from Allrecipes.co.uk


This recipe was extremely easy and the cookies baked very fast. If you don’t watch them however they can burn easily. I really liked this recipe because it only requires 3 ingredients and it’s something you can whip up in a few minutes.

Recipe Rating 7/10





Basic Soda Bread

Soda bread is a bread that you can make within minutes. You don’t have to wait for the yeast to activate and the dough to rise, because you’re not using yeast. Instead of yeast you will use baking soda. Soda bread tastes a little different than normal bread, its kind of like a big scone but its great with jams and  soups.


Recipe – Paul Hallywood


  • 500g plain white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 400ml buttermilk 


Buttermilk = 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 400ml Milk mixed together adn left for 5 minutes before adding to ingredients.


First you have to preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients and then add the buttermilk. Turn the dough over on a floured baking tray and form a ball. Then cut the dough into 4 quarters, but not all the way to the bottom. Dust with some flour and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool.



Recipe from How To Bake by Paul Hollywood. but you can also find this amazing recipe on his blog