Get ready to indulge…
I’ve got some sugar and spice and everything nice to make your holiday extra sweet!
Recently I attended a cookie exchange at my friend Heather’s house. What a lovely and cozy time it was. I even won the door prize 🙂 Here it is:
Now featuring 3 more of the blissful treats that were at the party.
Cranberry Layer Bars
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1 c. chopped fresh or dried cranberries
1 c. white vanilla baking chips
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. coarsely chopped pretzels
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray. Break up cookie dough into pan. With floured finges, press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 12-15 min. or until edges are golden brown.
In medium bowl, beat condensed milk, orange peel and egg with a whisk until combined. Remove crust from oven and spread milk mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle with cranberries, vanilla chips, chocolate chips and pretzels.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until the center is set. Cool 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate 30 min. or until chocolate is set. Cut into squares to serve.
1 pkg. premade Pillsbury Gingerbread cookie dough
Granulated sugar for coating
With 1 Tbsp. of the dough, roll into ball and then roll in sugar to coat fully. Do this until all dough used up. So simple right!
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-11 min. at 350 degrees.
Cool completely and frost as desired.
The simplest cookie recipe ever.
Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies
3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. water
2 c. semisweet chocolate chips (or one 12 oz. bag)
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. bakign soda
1/2 tsp. salt
36 Andes chocolate mint candies
In large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off.
At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-9 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap mints and divide each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 min. until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie.
Eat and Enjoy!
These recipes were ones that I received at the cookie exchange. I do not know whose recipes they are and I am sorry I cannot give credit to that person. Simply just sharing with you the holiday treat recipes that were at the cookie exchange I attended.
For Part I of the cookie exchange recipes click here.
To see my contribution to the cookie exchange click here (Creme de Menthe Oreo Poppers).
And stay tuned for Part III of the Cookie Exchange recipes!
Have you ever been to a cookie exchange? And what recipe did you take to share?