About two weeks ago I held my second annual cookie exchange party. It was really fun and I must say that we had a pretty good turnout it was 7 of us baking this year, versus 8 from last year. I must say, this year everyone seemed to step it up with the types of cookies. We had an orange cookie with a candied orange rind on top, a lemon sandwich cookie, a cranberry and white chocolate cookie, among others.
To the right is a photo of everyone's packaged cookies. My cookies aren't in the photo of because unfortunately I forgot to take a photo before everyone packed theirs up, so what's left are the 6 boxes I received from others.
|2012 Packaged Cookies|
Again this year, I went ahead and made a little recipe book to give to the guest as a favor. They're pretty cute. I made a jpeg of the recipes and print them on photo paper which was much easier than last year. Last year I did a lot of cutting pasting, it was just too much work.
I've included a photo of both this years in last years booklet since I didn't post about it last year.
This year my cookie was a Hot Chocolate cookie. I found it on Pinterest, and it was an excellent recipe. Everyone loved them. When I did my test run on about a week before the exchange, I sent all of the cookies to work with my husband. All his coworkers love them. I think that this will be a cookie I'd make every year when I want to give gifts.
Last year, I made a chewy coconut cookie. That cookie was amazing and easy to make. My husband requested the cookies be topped with milk chocolate. So I made a batch especially for him and he liked them so much he has asked for them on more than one occasion. Of course I had to make a few batches for him this holiday season.
Are you participating in cookies change this year? How about last year? What are your favorite cookies to bake for exchanges?