I was invited to a cookie exchange on Saturday. I had a great time. Thank you my friend Theresa (on the right) for hosting such a great time.
I sometimes, hate cookie exchanges, because you spend so much time making tons of cookies, go to the party and bring back tons of cookies...and while they are good cookies, your family says: "Well where are OUR cookies."
Because your family is used to what they are used to.
Does that make sense? (my family doesn't really want to eat cookies of unknown 'to them' origin and I wasted most of them ) Or that's how it used to be when they were little. Now that everyone is grown up and I have been to the same cookie exchange for a few years in a row, where we know the people, my family is more prone to enjoy them.
This year was a great cookie exchange! We had such a fun time, eating, laughing and sharing our cookie stories and we even had a little "cookie quiz".
At the end of the party, we not only got 11 doz different cookies, but also an envelope with the cookie recipes.
The cookies I made were Pound Cake Wafers. Kind of a whipped shortbread cookies. Buttery and tasty. A great Christmas cookie.
And I just put them in mason jars with a ribbon. A quick and easy way to hand them out.
Pound Cake Wafers
2 1/2 sticks real butter
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
Cream butter. Add sugar. Beat in egg yolks.
3 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
add vanilla and then flour. The dough will be stiff. Drop by teaspoon on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Garnish each cookie with a cherry half or a pecan half. (or just sprinkle with holiday sprinkles)
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Here are some of the other great cookies we had!
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