Recipes: The Cookie Exchange

This weekend kicks off the December, Holiday Party Season! And no December weekend is complete without a cookie exchange! You might be Betty Crocker herself and whip up a cookie that’s been in your family for ages or bake your tried and true recipe that always makes mouths water. I don’t have that one cookie I bake on the regular.  I like to try new recipes all of the time and mix it up. Sure it leads to errors sometimes…sometimes those errors end up complete disasters! But I like baking to be fun, so if it takes a few batches until edible goodness, I’m alright with that. If you’re in need of something new to whip up this season or completely unsure of what to bake, these are some of my ultimate favorite cookies. The only recipe I can take credit for is the cake pops, and that baking experience was one of those that started off as a disaster and ended in deliciousness! Happy Eating!

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RECIPES:

Holiday Favorites
1.Thumbprints
2. Peanut Butter Blossoms
3. Sugar Cookies – Decorating Ideas
4. Sugar Cookies – Recipe

From My Home To Yours
1. Candy Cane Kisses
2. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
3. Fruit Filled Kolacky

Twist On The Classics
1. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread
2. White And Gold Cookie
3. Blondie Sticks

The Non Cookie, Cookie
1. Whiskey Caramels
2. Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels
3. Candy Cane Cake Pops

Gluten Free
1. Cranberry Christmas Crumbles
2. Mint Chocolate Dipped Meringues
3. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Traditional
1. Italian Anise Cookies
2. Greek Melomakarona Stars
3. Czech Gingerbread Cookies

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  • Harvard Common Press (@HCPDishes)
    December 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for sharing our cookie recipes– happy holidays from HCP!

    • jenn.specketer@gmail.com
      December 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Oh of course! You have one of the best (and easiest to follow) Thumbprint recipes around! I will be making them here in a few weeks! Happy Holidays as well!!

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