Sunday night all the women from our church got together for a “Cookie Exchange” party. Have you ever been to one before? This was my first time and it was actually really fun! I wasn’t sure about the whole concept at first, but any time you get a bunch of friends together and a whole table of cookies, it’s a guarantee win.
If you’re not familiar with the idea, everyone brings a platter of cookies and you put them all on a table and get to try all the different kinds. At the end of the night, most people take a ziplock bag and bring a bunch of cookies home with them. It’s a really basic idea but is a great way of gathering people and providing time for people to spend together during the holidays. We played a fun little game after everyone was stuffed with cookies and ended the night in prayer for each other. Such a sweet time!
So, if you’re wanting to host some people for Christmas and need a good, easy way to do it: try a cookie exchange. It doesn’t require a ton of effort and allows other people to participate so you don’t have to cook a bunch of food beforehand =)
We should probably have the first ever BLOG COOKIE CHANGE. What do you think?!? Even though we can’t all enjoy each other’s delicious treats, I know we can all stand to have a few more cookie recipes on hand for these next few weeks for all the parties we may be going to.
Here is my recipe that comes straight from my crazy, awesome cook of a mother, Roberta Hoppe. These are seriously some of the best cookies I’ve ever had and super easy to make!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup packed light brown sugar1/3 cup sugar1 egg, beatened1 tsp vanilla1/2 cups peanut butter chips, or heath1 cups milk choc chips1/2 cups broken pretzel piecesPretzel salt or sea salt
Preheat oven to 350
Stir together flour, soda and salt
In another bowl, beat butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. On low, add egg and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and mix until there are no streaks of flour. Stir in other ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for an hour (I don’t always do this part)
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out well rounded spoonfulls of dough and sprinkle with sea salt (optional). Bake 10 minutes or longer depending on how you like your cookies.
Please do share your secrets. We want to know so we can try them!!
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Happy Cookie Sharing to you today!