Monday, December 10

Girls Nite Out with a Twist - Cookie Swap

Finally here are the photos of the yummy cookies everyone made! These are sugar cookies I used a stamp with food coloring on! Yep got it right out of 'Martha' I would use a different cookie recipe next time cause while these are fine, the were not Fabulous!! These are the ones Phyllis made, the candy kiss is a cherry cordial, YUMMY

This is Laura's cookie, nice gingerbread cookies with peppermint kisses on this one

Caroline made 2 different kinds, I need to get the recipes to get them all posted so I am not sure of names on these. This one reminds me of a spice cookie, nice and chewy :)
Patricia made these Almond Crescents, I LOVE this cookie. Melt in your mouth!
Tina made these mini muffins. They have a bit of powdered sugar on them from one of the other cookies. She took some into work that she called 'dud muffins' cracked me up. Ones that were not quite as full, but still tasted yummy.
These are the ones Andrea and Darcie brought but they cheated and had Gramma make them! lol Sour cream sugar cookies, my favorite recipe for sugar cookies.
These are Lime Meltaways, another recipe I grabbed from Martha! We LOVE these, sort of a shortbread texture, light and crisp. But the recipe says it will make 10 doz, oh good grief NO WAY!! I had to make 3 batches to get my 8 doz for the swap and 1 doz for the family to much on!
This is another Caroline Cookie, I think it is either a Rachel Ray recipe or an Emeril recipe cause she said it was a new recipe and she loves watching both of those cooking shows!
Last but not least this is Regina's sugar cookie, this is my favorite way to have a sugar cookie. With no frosting, YUM
This was the 1st cookie swap I have ever hosted and I learned a few things from this one. Both of the sugar cookies came in at the same time so I thought they were just one batch. I did the separating of the cookies while the gals soaked their feet. Well I messed up, I gave everyone the correct amount of cookies but since I baked 2 batches I should have received 2 batches. Silly me, I only baked 2 because I had only received 7 rsvps so I figured I would make it EASY! What a dorko I can be. But all is good I just sent the two sugar cookie gals home with extra cookies so no problemo!
I picked up some cute snowman platters to put the cookies on and made all of the gals a little ornament to take home. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening!!

Tomorrow I will post photos of the gals soaking their feet, drinking wine and just relaxing :)


laura P said...

Think I see an "Annual Cookie Swap" in the makings??? Was great fun, used to go to a cookie swap with some moms from Robin's grade school then Patty moved away to Washington , so haven't done it since.

deb said...

Ooh those look yummy!

Trisha said...

That sounds like so much fun. I wish I was up there to enjoy the holidays with you guys!!!