Friday, December 31, 2010

Cookie Exchange 2010 – The Cookies

For my exchange I ask everyone to package up their cookies in small batches.  This makes it much less time consuming to exchange and you also get some nice containers to pack up and give away cookies for gifts.  Plus I think it’s a little more sanitary. PC140192 This year we presented the cookies one at a time for tasting.  Here is what we had…

Top row (L to R):  Grandma’s Ginger Cookies, Almond Cherry Bites, Mexican Chocolate Cookies, MoonBeam Cookies.PC150193 Bottom row (L to R):  Chocolate Snowballs, Eggnog Frosted Nutmeg Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies.

Grandma’s Ginger cookies were a crunchy cookie great for dipping in tea or coffee! A traditional favorite.

Almond Cherry Bites –almonds, dried cherries and melted chocolate.  A gourmet presentation!

Red pepper in the Mexican Chocolate cookies complimented the bittersweet chocolate and left you saying “mmm, there’s the heat” with a smile.

MoonBeam cookies won the favorite cookie award of the night!  A sugar cookie with coconut and lemon filling.  Yummy!

The Chocolate Snowballs were hiding a secret.  Kisses inside.  The peppermint kisses were definitely a good choice!

Eggnog Frosted Nutmeg Sugar cookies – A sweet cookie that really brought home the holiday flavor.  Runner up for favorite cookie!

Pumpkin cookies were a soft, cakey cookie with sweet icing.  These would be great at Thanksgiving too!

Peanut Butter Blossoms – How can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?

Chocolate Candy Cane cookies – A soft chocolate cookie with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes.  It must be Christmas!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention…we had a flashing holiday sweater this year!

Thank you everyone who came and shared in some good food, good conversation and good cookies!  It was lots of fun! 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year Everyone!

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