Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Family Xmas Cookie Swap

This is the 2nd Family Xmas Cookie Swap. Many Moms and their kids participated in making these cookies. Here's mine on a huge red platter. Note: some of the cookies are missing.........hmmm.....who was muching on them. Each cookie to be swapped was prepackaged with a recipe. White decorated shopping bags were handed to each participant to hold their stash (forgot to take a photo of that!). I have attached the recipe for each cookie this time. Should there be any questions, please let me know.

Important info: for the Cookies posted on 12/23, Thank you for all your comments and interest in receiving the recipes. I will try to provide the recipes (have to figure out what is the most efficient way) for all to enjoy on my blog or have them individually sent via e-mail to those who have inquiry..............any ideas? Please let me know.

Cookie #1: Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies made by my Grand Niece: Marissa - age 9. She stamped the cookie and colored it in with Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up pens

Cookie #2: Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies - I made these.

Cookie #3: Potato Chip Cookies made by my Niece Nannette

Cookie #4: Sugar Cookies made by my Grand Niece Lauren - age 7. She actually scooped and rolled over 80 cookies in the sanding color sugar herself. We didn't have a stamp for these cookies, so she personally drew them with a Stampin' Write Pen herself.

Cookie #5: Peppermint Melt aways made by Kevin - my brother-in-law. Note: there are additional isntructions in the back of the recipe as follows:
racks to cool
For the Frosting:
3. In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk, extract and food coloring (if desired): beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies: sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in airtight container.

Cookie #6: Saltine Toffee made by Jack & Emma (twins age 6) with their Mom. Ooops....just realized the recipe is folded in half.......access the full recipe at http://candy.about.com/od/toffeerecipes/r/saltine_toffee.htm

Cookie #7 Snicker doodles made by Laura - age 8? with her Mom Tina . Laura is an very experienced baker at her young age.

Cookies #8 (left photo): 2nd Version of Snicker doodles. I forgot to take photos of the cookies out of the bag. Made by Kyoko/Hana (Hana age 8)

Cookies #9 (right photo): Mexican Wedding Cookies made by Kat who is visiting from Hong Kong - missing recipe. Glad she was able to participate in this event.
This was the craft project for the kids: it is a foam Gingerbread house. The finished project size is 4" x 4" x 5-1/2". These kits were pre-cut and simple to make. The kids also decorated cookies with cookie writers
Thank you for stopping by today...............we all love cookies!!!! HUGs

4 comments:

Primitive Seasons said...

Just a thought Patti: If you click to enlarge the pics with the recipes you can see them clearly and could just save them on your own computer if you want them. It's what I did and it works fine!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

crockpotlover said...

I just clicked on the picture of both the cookie and recipe and was able to read the recipe just fine this way, except for the one recipe that was laying down. THANKS!! I was wondering how I could get the recipes and was too afraid to ask!

Mary said...

They all look great. What a fun idea.

eunice said...

This cookie swap idea is great! What an absolutely wonderful way to share recipes and get a chance to sample all of them without all the work!