Last year I spent a couple days making like 6 different cookie recipes. They were delicious. I was exhausted.
So this year I decided to try something new. I decided to throw a Christmas Cookie Swap! This way I get to try all kinds of different yummy goodies, but I don't have to do all the work. Selfish, I know, but be honest, you'd do it too! ;o)
So I grabbed a couple recipes to try and invited some girlfriends over.
Despite the fact that only a few ladies could make it, we still ended up with a nice spread of treats. As I'm sure you can tell by the donuts on the cake stands, we did not limit ourselves to only Christmas cookies :o)
I served a quick and easy dinner before hand, so we didn't all go into sugar comas. I just served salad and my always popular Chicken Ring. For beverages, I had iced tea, hot apple cider, and milk (cuz who can eat cookies without milk??)
I bought a bunch of plastic Christmas containers from Wal-mart ($3 for a two pack) that my guests could load up to take home their share of goodies.
Thanks to the lovely ladies who showed up! It was lots of fun. So much so that I've decided to have one of these parties every year! :o)
Now for the links for the recipes I made (which were big hits, FYI). I found these out in blogland.
These recipes were so tasty!! The cookies were easy and very moist. And the doughnuts were simple too and flew off the cake stands! I actually have a request from people who heard about the party to make some for them to try!
Well that's it ladies and gents. My last post of the year. Now I'm going to sit back and enjoy my family and friends!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :o)