Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party & Recipe

Two of the best things about the holidays are the parties and getting together with friends! I love how creative my friends get each year with their holiday parties and treats. Over the weekend, my family and I were invited to a Cookie Exchange Christmas Party. It was so much fun! Everyone had to bring a plate of a dozen *homemade cookies for the rest of the guest to try and be judged on. We also had to bring five dozen more of our cookies wrapped/packaged so that everyone could swap cookies and take a bunch home.

When it came time, everyone gathered around the table and started trying all the different, yummy cookies. They all were labeled and a list of ingredients was placed on the side of each plate. Let me tell you, the kids (and most of the adults) went crazy at this part. We all had a pen and paper to mark down which cookies we liked best and to list our top three. I didn’t come in first but the fact we left with seven(!) dozen different kinds of cookies made up for that.

I really think my friend did a great job hosting this fun, kid friendly party. It also was a great alternative to the traditional Ugly Sweater or White Elephant parties we are accustomed to.  

I made Semi-Homemade White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies With Coconut Oil

Semi-Homemade White Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Cookies

1 package Sugar Cookie Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 cup White Chocolate Chips
1.5 cups crushed Macadamia nut
1 tsp grated Coconut
1 Egg
1/2 cup Coconut Oil @ room temperature

I mixed all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. I then rolled 1 inch balls of dough and placed about 2 inches apart on a non-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy! 

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