Every year we do a cookie exchange at work. In mid November we send an invite out for people to participate and then select a date in mid December to do the exchange.
This year there were 6 of us who participated (so we had to make 5 dozen cookies, a dozen for each person) and due to the generosity of those who bake I am now set for the holidays.
I thought I would share the holiday baking with all of you,via the recipes.
Peanut Butter Clusters (top row left)
In a double boiler slowly melt 3 cups of chocolate chips & 2 cups butterscotch chips. Add 2 cups unsalted peanuts. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto parchment paper.
Chocolate Macaroons (top row right)
Mix: 3 cups rolled oats, 1 cup sweetened coconut and 6 tbsp cocoa. In a pot mix: 2 cups white sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup butter, bring to a boil. Add dry ingredients and mix, remove from heat. Spoon onto wax paper to set.
Twix Cookies (middle row left)
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies (middle right)
For the full recipe visit Miss Martha Stewart's website at:
Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters (bottom left)
In a microwave melt the following (takes about 3 minutes but don't forget to stir)
Mix until coated evenly and drop spoonfuls onto wax paper. Refrigerate until set.
Christmas Shortbread (bottom right)
This one was my contribution - you can find the recipe here.
Every year I host a Christmas cookie exchange at work and I typically make my Aunt Marion's shortbread.
I have no clue where she got the recipe originally but I do know it is a crowd favorite. It is super easy but you have to use the full amount of flour - or else!!! Best part - this makes at least four dozen cookies!!!
Tip: these are great for the holidays as you can freeze the dough in a log and then slice and cook as company shows up.
What is your go to Christmas cookie??
This meal is so easy and you can do a big batch and freeze it!! I've taken to preparing our meals on Sunday for the week (aka I am lazy in the week). I made this while making another chicken dish and it was fast food made at home.