Friday, December 18, 2009

Cookie and a Cold One

There are a few things I really look forward to this time of year, and one of them is Cookie Exchange at Debi's house. After some family discussion and recipe testing I decided on my Snowflake Sugar Cookies.

After rolling, cutting and baking 10 dozen of these yummies, it's time to frost the flakes.

Some would get colored sugar in red or white.

These were some of my favorites...Chet's too!

And if you know anything about cookie exchange, you know it's all about the presentation. I took a different approach this year and added a couple of Diet Cokes with each recipient's dozen cookies.

And this is some of what you get to take home with you.

Debi is the most gracious hostess. You can always plan on a wonderful lunch and a prize from our hostess to bring home with red and white gumballs!

And the best part of Cookie Exchange is strolling through Debi's home. She really knows how to deck her halls. Like this Santa grouping...

And the giant jingle bells that adorn her banister.

And then there's the nativity sets...lots of them in all sizes.

And of course the table is beautifully decorated and then you catch a glimpse of the delicious lunch....mmmm! I missed a picture of desert, a hazelnut torte cake.

And finally a group shot of the bakers... Thanks ladies for sharing your cookies and recipes. And a special thank you to Debi, for inviting us into your home during a crazy time of year. What a lovely afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful afternoon for you and your friends. I thought you should of made popcorn balls with all of the popcorn Dean gave you....just sayin'