Cookie Exchange Part III

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some cookies.  Whether it’s a midnight snack for Santa or a sweet delight shared between friends and family, everyone loves cookies!

A cookie exchange is a way to taste and receive a variety of cookies and also to get new recipes.  Who wouldn’t love that!?

Recently I was invited to a cookie exchange and couldn’t pass up the chance to go.  I took 5 dozen goodies and came home with a variety of sweet treats too. 

Featuring 3 more yummy holiday treat recipes:

  

Mint Triangles

  • 2 pkg. fudge covered mint oreo cookies
  • 1/2 c. butter
  •  1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Filling and Topping:

  • 10 oz. vanilla almond bark
  • 1 80z. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate morsels

For crust, crush cookies into very fine crumbs and place in large mixing bowl.  In a small bowl, melt butter and chocolate morsels in microwave, uncovered, on high for 60-90 seconds or until butter is melted.  Stir until smooth.  Add chocolate mixture to crumbs.  Mix until all crumbs are moistened.  Spread evenly in a medium sheet pan.  Firmly pack evenly into pan.  Place in freezer for atleast 10 min.

For filling, melt almond bark in microwave.  Stir until smooth.  In separate mixing bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth.  Whisk in extract and food coloring.  Add bark and whisk well.  Spread filling over crust.

Melt remaining morsels and then place in a small sealable plastic bag.  Secure and close top of baggie.  Cut a corner off bag and drizzle chocolate over filling.  Let stand until chocolate is firm.  Cut into triangles (4 rows and 4 columns and then cut rectangles in half diagonally).  Serve and enjoy this minty decadence!

 

Buckeyes

  • 3 Lbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 Lbs. peanut butter
  • 1 Lb. softened butter
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. chocolate for drizzling/dipping

Knead first 4 ingredients together and roll into balls.  Place on waxed paper lined cookie sheets. 

Melt chocolate until dipping consistency obtained.  Dip balls into chocolate mixture to coat half of ball.  Place balls back on wax paper.  After all dipped, drizzle remaining melted chocolate over the top of the balls.  Refrigerate to set.  Yields 14 dozen bite size peanut butter balls.

Rudolph Chip-Blitz Cookies

  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. Hershey’s baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter chips

Glaze:

  • 1 c. confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. milk

Cream butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy in large bowl.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Gradually add the combined dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips with a wooden spoon.

By rounded tablespoons full, 2 inches apart, drop cookie dough onto greased baking sheets.  Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 min. or until set.  Let cool 2 min. and then move cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Combine the confectioners sugar, almond extract and milk in a medium size bowl and mix for glaze.  Coat entire top of each cookie with a teaspoon of the glaze.

Sift additional powdered sugar over top of cookie and add some red sprinkles.  Each cookie is supposed to look like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’s nose. 

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The recipes I have given you above are ones that I received at the cookie exchange.  I do not know whose recipes they are nor where they originally came from.  I am simply sharing with you the goodness that we enjoyed at the exchange.

To view Cookie Exchange Part I click here.                                                                     

To view Cookie Exchange Part II click here.

To see what scrumptious treat I took click here.

Cookie exchanges are a great way to get in the spirit, spend time with friends and neighbors, pick up some great new recipes and go home with an array of delicious cookies and treats.  And they are always good because everyone usually picks their favorite to share.

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without flavorful and festive cookies and treats!

May you have a Delishmas Christmas!

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What are you doing to make yours a Delishmas Christmas?

 

 

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Wife, Foodie, Traveler, Shopaholic. I am a thirty-something tactfully-opinionated nurse living in the Midwest. I believe shopping counts as cardio, tea cannot be too sweet, anything orange (and sparkly!) can cure a bad mood, and no one can have enough clothes, accessories or shoes. I love to bake, indulge in celebrity gossip, cupcakes, reality tv, photography, travel anywhere new or places that I've already graced, spend time with my family and live life the way I am meant to. I am in love with my iPhone, husband and 2 wrinkly shar-peis. Join me on the journey of my candy coated life. Fasten your seatbelts! This is the scene from ME!
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16 Responses to Cookie Exchange Part III

  1. Lauren says:

    Yum! I love buckeyes! My friend makes them for her cookie tray yearly and they’re always the first ones I attack!

  2. mangocheeks says:

    I live in the U.K and have never heard of some of these sweet treats. So thanks for sharing them and thanks for teasing my eyes with them.

  3. Love the buckeyes with the drizzle! I usually dip them, which I hate because I always make a mess. First time at your site, love it!

  4. oh. my . word. thank you for sharing these recipes 🙂 I am doggy droolin for them!!!

  5. Wow, love your pics! You are a baker extraordinnaire! I don’t bake or cook much… I just like looking at the pictures :). Thanks for stopping by my blog – glad to know about yours!

  6. simplyshaka says:

    Those mint triangles look absolutely fantabulous! I love the combo of mint + chocolate so much but havent mastered the art of melting chocolate so I am happy to see that I just microwave it–yay–thanks for the tip!

    PS–I LOVE your background rawr haha

  7. fooddreamer says:

    Wow, all of these look fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipes, no matter whose they were!

  8. Katie says:

    Buckeyes are the BEST!!! My fiances grandma makes those every year and I love them!

    I am sooooooooooooooooo hungry after reading this post! Love your shirt! xo

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