Recently myself and my fellow Better Food Lovers bloggers participated in a cookie exchange. It was the first time I had done an exchange, what a great was to start the holidays!
So, the kids and browsed the cookie recipes found on Inspired.ca website and decided that we would bake Classic Cookie Dough cookies. Using simple ingredients we had dough in no time. Keep in mind that if you are one to sneak a taste of batter, this ones for you! Ummm, not that I tried or anything…
The girls helped cut the cookies into holiday-themed shapes and when done baking, we all had a hand in decorating. I wanted to do a few different colors of icing, and I think the girls loved this part best. Mixing food coloring into icing – it was like a kitchen science experiment of learning which colors when mixed made others.
Packed up in a tin with a seasonal greeting card, we then mailed the package to our exchange partner, Kathryn.
Then, the really fun part came when the cookies arrived from Kathryn and her kids. Eating!! She used the same recipe I did, but made thumbprint cookies with 3 different kinds of topping! Chocolate, candy cane and sprinkle, my girls were in heaven when they opened that container!
It was really fun making, sending and then receiving cookies as part of an exchange. Goes to show that one recipe can produce such a variety of cookies, just add your own personal touch!
Have a wonderful Christmas Kathryn, thank you!! Nom, nom, Nom.