Five Days of Cookies: A Crazy Cookie Party


What is the best way to wrap up a Crazy Christmas Cookie Concept?

A Crazy Christmas Cookie Party, of course!

All you need are a collection of tasty confections…

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…and a bunch of good friends to enjoy them with!

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Of course, if you have a complicated side like me, you will want to plan games and prepare hors d’oeuvres and give awards and, and, and…but don’t fret!  A kitchen full of women and cookies easily entertains itself!

Equipped with hot cocoa and egg nog, my guests and I huddled around the kitchen table chatting, laughing and dining on the following menu of tasty cookies:

~Chocolate Crinkles~

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Prepared by…me.

Perfect with a tall glass of cold milk.

Get the recipe here!

~Brown Sugar Shortbread~

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Prepared by my jovial friend Janis.

Dip in melted dark chocolate if you still have some wiggle room in those skinny jeans.

Recipe (from Taste of Home circa 1990):

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (Janice uses dark brown sugar)
2 1/4 cups AP flour

Cream butter and sugar. Gradually stir in flour.  Turn onto very lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.  Roll dough 1/3″ thick.  Cut into 1″ squares.  Place 1″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Prick squares with a fork.  Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until bottoms are golden.  Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack.  Cool completely before serving.

~Cherry Shortbread Wreaths~

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Prepared by my Momma.

Momma adjusts this recipe by using light versus dark corn syrup, adding 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and garnishing the cookie with a whole cherry instead of half.

Get the recipe* here!

Momma found this recipe on a Karo syrup flyer back in the 1970’s and has been making it ever since!

~Minty Sugar Cookie Trees~

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Prepared by…me again.

Pleasant with or without the frosting!

Recipe: Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring to a batch of sugar cookie dough.  Frost with peppermint icing.

~Shortbread Pinwheels~

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Prepared by Momma.

Serve these versatile cookies year round by simply switching the food coloring: orange for Halloween, green for Saint Patrick’s Day, yellow for a summer tea party.

Get the recipe here!

~Italian Lemon Drop Cookies~

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Prepared by my bubbly friend Beverly.

If you love scones, then you will PROPOSE to these lemon drops.  I think I’ve found a new favorite!

Get the recipe here!

~Butter Pecan Cookies~

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Prepared by my marvelous friend Misty.

Dunk cookie in a cup of hot coffee.  Take a bite.  Repeat.

Get the recipe here!

~Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Pops~

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Prepared by my oh-so-clever friend Colleen.

These cookies are a meal in themselves.  Pamper yourself by savoring one slowly with a tasty hot beverage.

Recipe: Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the cream of an Oreo, and then dip cookie into a bowl of melted chocolate.  Decorate with melted white chocolate and sprinkles.  Allow chocolate to harden before serving.

~Egg Nog~

~Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows~

~Coffee~

~Ice-cold Milk~

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I am one lucky gal to be friends with such good bakers!

Thankfully, all of these thoughtful bakers prevented me from gaining 20 pounds by taking most of the cookies home to their families:

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By the end of two hours, we were all cookied out, but I made everyone eat one last cookie so that I could take a picture.

Everybody say “COOKIE”!

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“CURKIESH!”

Happy baking, sharing and eating to all!!!


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