The holiday season is upon us and with it comes Christmas cookies. I love making Christmas cookies...so many shapes and flavours ummmmmm! And so I decided to host my first annual Christmas cookie exchange. I planned one last year , but a terrible snowstorm prevented people from coming and I was left sitting home alone with my cookies...so sad.... although my dear friend Randy brought me his cookies the next day. And so this year I was determined to make one happen!
I read Robins cookie exchange information and followed some of her rules. Thank you Robin...you inspired me! There were nine of us and we each made 6 dozen of the same cookies...ok so I got carried away and made 18 dozen – 3 types.
It was fun – a little hectic at times but fun. We all displayed our cookies on platters, plates , baskets and tins. I added a few little Christmas trees and candles and I must say that it looked sooooo pretty with all the different cookies. We had containers (or improvised) to collect the cookies and after we heard the cookie stories ...yes there were some failures...some very funny ...some sad...we walked around the table and took a few cookies off each platter. We did this several times untill all the cookies were divided between us!
Here are the variety of cookies we shared...Some of the recipes will be posted.
Myfanwy made Coconut Apricot Icebox Cookies
Chris made a shortbread type cookie with a green and red cherry centres
Brenda made Ginger Molasses cookies (Liam’s favourite)
Jane made Cranberry Lemon Squares - so lemony with fresh cranberries!
Lori bought cookies – Shame! She promises to bake next year but she was busy travelling until that day so we forgive you! And she made it up by bringing daughter Savannah who was a great addition to the party!
Lisa made Raw Balls – Lisa brought son Liam who was mesmerized by Brenda’s cookies – hmmm...I didn’t get many of Brenda’s...I wonder why, Liam.....
Lilia made Snowballs
Check back here for links to the recipes!