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Old 12-14-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Christmas Cookie Exchange

This week we're having a Christmas Cookie exchange. Each person brings 6 dozen cookies (YEEOOWW!!) and then exchange with 6 different people.

I can make chocolate chips and oatmeal cookies, but have no idea what kind of cookies to make for a Christmas exchange??

Any suggestions?
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Not to put any pressure on ya - Gingerbread Men (or women, or peeps)
Spice sugar cookies, those vanilla round things with powdered sugar all over, regular cookies shaped like Christmas trees, snowpeeps, etc., but then ya have to decorate them
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Weight Watchers Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe - 1 Weight Watcher Point - LaaLoosh
Mexican Wedding Cakes Recipe With Picture - Joyofbaking.com
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Thanks for the suggestions! I gotta find something that looks nice and Christmasy, and that I don't have to spend a lot of time on. Stained glass cookies are cool, but I can't see myselft making 72 of those suckers.
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Those Mexican Wedding Cake thingies are easy to make, and they go quick...my Mom makes 1000 each year, if I'm in town I chomp 500 of em

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Make simple shortbread cookies and sprinkle some with Red sugars sprinkles and some with Green.




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This is too late for your cookie exchange, but...mmmmm shortbread cookies.

Brown Butter and Pecan Shortbread

1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups small pecan pieces, toasted
1 cup powdered surgar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 large egg white
3 cups flour
Powdered sugar

Heat the oven to 350 F. Heat butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter is turns nut brown. About 8 minutes.

Remove pan immediately and pour butter into a mixing bowl. Chill for about an hour, until the butter is cool and has begun to solidify.

Beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, and beat until smooth. Beat in the vanilla and eggwhite. Slowly add the flour, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in the pecans.

Roll the dough into tbsp size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the dough balls until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are firm. Cool on wire rack. dust with powdered sugar while still slightly warm.

This supposedly makes about six dozen cookies, but I've never gotten more than 4 dozen out of it.
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Thanks! I did miss the cookie exchange cuz I was out of town until like MIDNIGHT last night.

But I'm thinking of giving out cookie plates for presents since I did buy butter, flour and sugar.
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