Cookie Exchange

Favorite Cookie Recipes

Big minty chunks of chocolate add another dimension of flavor.

Now that Thanksgiving has barely passed, the holiday season is officially upon us. Let’s talk about one of my favorite elements of the holiday season: the cookie exchange.

Back before the Assistant came along, I hosted a big cookie blowout every year. I would bake no fewer than a dozen varieties of cookie in a week of whirlwind mixing and baking. Now? People, you’re totally crazy if you think I’m doing that anymore. But I still have loads of cookie recipes to share.

Some of our household favorites include:

What are your family favorites?

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  1. My favorites are a tie between chocolate chip cookies and double chocolate chunk cookies. Can’t go wrong with the classics. However, it is a recipe from Pinterest that replaced my godmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe in my heart and kitchen. The secret ingredient? Instant vanilla pudding powder. (This recipe makes A TON of cookies. I usually only make a half batch.)
    I don’t know what it is about the double chocolate chunk recipe that gives these cookies a different in a good way texture, but it’s one more thing to love about them:

    For something a little different, these aren’t exactly cookies, but they’re small, sweet and oh so good:

  2. Lisa Y says:

    I used to also make All! Different! Kinds! And give them out in tins! And then….children. Now I make gingerbread cookies to decorate with them. (Although I am now going to have to dig out cookie cutters because back in the summer when I was all optimistic that our new house would be finished in October, I packed all my unnecessary kitchen stuff. Hahahaha, we are still here.) This year I am going to start giving out treats again, but only one kind and it is the easiest.

    Turtle Bars:
    Cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with graham crackers. Melt 1 c of butter in a small saucepan. Add 1 c of brown sugar and 1 c of chopped pecans. Boil for 3 minutes and pour the mixture over the graham crackers. Sprinkle chocolate chips all over it and then spread them until they’re all melted. Refrigerate until it’s hard and then just TRY to cut it into squares. You will be unsuccessful, but people will BEG for more of your asymmetrical chunks of deliciousness!

  3. Alisa says:

    Oh my! That sounds insanely delicious.

    (Checking pantry for graham crackers.)

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