My friend, Carrie, hosted a great little cookie exchange party last week. It was my first time participating in one of these, but totally up my alley.
I decided to use my favorite sugar cookie recipe and try my hand at Christmas cookie decorating.
Oh and just a little tip…if you an into making cut out sugar cookies, then you need to invest in a silicone baking mat. I have two of them. The first I received for free with my subscription to Real Simple. After falling in love with that one, I bought another mat at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
They keep the cookies from over browning on the bottom and make the surface completely non-stick. The cookies just slide right off the sheet. LOVE IT!
Please excuse my mess!
Another tip: lay craft paper down on your countertop and decorate your cookies on a cooling rack. Makes for easy clean up.
The party was great and we all brought something different to exchange.
There were these yummy toffee bars:
“Poor Man Turtles”:
Thumbprint Cookies with Jam (Hubby’s favorite):
This one took me back…Peanut Butter Blossoms:
And here’s a few more shots of my sugar cookies creations:
What a great gathering! Here’s the best part…
Getting to take it all home!
We’re hoping to start a new tradition and keep this exchange going, adding a few new friends along the way.
Anyone out there doing an exchange this year? I’m sold. Great food, great friends and treats to take home! What’s not to love???Pin It