December 5, 2010

cookie exchange

Get together during the holiday season and have a cookie exchange. This is trading cookies (or other goodies, as my little group of friends do) with other friends, family, co-workers, whoever, so you end up with a variety of cookies and you only have to bake one.

Some rules to go by. Plan ahead. Invite all that you are interested in and have an RSVP date, that way you know how many cookies to make. After you know how many are attending, let every one know how many to bring.

Bring the allotted amount in individual baggies or vessel of choice (you can get creative here), along with a copy of the recipe for each person. The host should decide if you bring 3 or 6 or 12 cookies for each person, it depends really on how many are attending.
This is always fun as a potluck with real food and cocktails, or at a holiday party.
 ***I will post some cookie recipes on my blog in the next couple weeks that I think are good cookies to try for an exchange. 

 6 T melted unsweetened chocolate
1 c butter
2/3 c sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking powder
2 ¼ c flour
 -mix together in order
-chill, pack into press with design plate
on ungreased pan
-375 degrees 10 minutes

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