Thursday, December 19, 2013
cookie exchange 2013
I hosted our annual cookie exchange party last Friday! I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you like to look at picture of delicious cookies, since I didn't craft too much for the party - yes?
I gave the spread a rustic and cozy feel, with a plaid blanket to cover the table and antlers, antlers everywhere. Even a soft and floral one:
I asked the girls if they wouldn't mind, to bake treats that would match my rustic palette. Thank goodness they love me enough to comply:
I'm thinking these cookie markers could serve as place-cards for our Christmas dinner. I love a double-use project...
Barbara's sandwich cookies were gorgeous. We couldn't believe she made 8 dozen of these beauties.
I ate a few rum balls and I swear I felt a buzz. ha.
These were amazing - like a healthy version of a buckeye.
mmm.... like soft brownies.
I love any cookie with cranberries in it. This was the pregnant lady's alternative to the boozy rum balls.
I couldn't decide what to make, so I made 2 kinds of cookies. These cinnamon roll cookies, all warm and sugary like a Christmas brunch...
and these chocolate squares. They are my fave, and so easy to make.
As a special bonus, I had a mason jar of popcorn for each of my friends to take home:
I drizzled red candy melts over home-made popcorn. It's a great sweet/salty snack, and the perfect filler for some of the cookie tins that looked empty even after we piled a few dozen cookies inside.
After all of the tasting was done, we rolled ourselves over to a crafting station, to create tags for our gifts (or snatch ready-made ones that I had already created.)
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our holiday party!