Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Cookie Exchange

I am going to a cookie exchange on Saturday. My first ever. And I'm a little nervous. This is the 9th annual exchange hosted by the same people and I don't want to screw things up. I would like to be invited to the tenth annual. You know?

I need to bring six dozen cookies. I thought about my two favorite Christmas desserts, mounds bars 

and church windows.

Neither of which are a traditional cookie. I'm nervous that since these aren't the traditional cookie that they won't win over the cookie exchange gals. There aren't a ton of rules but I know bar cookies generally aren't preferred because you can cut them smaller to get 6 dozen. Obviously you want them big enough to substitute a cookie. The church windows are at least cookie shape but they are very nontraditional in flavor.

I do make a delicious sugar cookie, but are those too expected? Is everyone going to show up with sugar cookies? Since I care more about taste than looks I don't use royal icing. I use buttercream and therefore they won't even be as cute as some of the ones you see out there.  Making six dozen seems a little overwhelming too.

I've been thinking about alternatives. I like the idea of a chocolate chip cookie with peppermint. I'll let you know what I decide, but I am so torn. Anybody have any ideas?


Andrew and Ariel said...

You know, I think I'd need to sample them to give you a good recommendation :) Good luck!

Melissa said...

I have a ginger snap recipe that's always a hit. We love it and it works for the holiday with it's ginger-y, cinnamon-y flavor. Let me know if you want it.

Melissa H.

Danielle said...

These peppermint pinwheel cookies that I sent out in my Christmas boxes last year is a favorite of ours. You would need to double the recipe.

Monster cookies (from Baked) are what went out in our Christmas boxes this year. Those are always good. Not Christmas-y, but always delicious!


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