Save money and make holiday baking easier by having a cookie
exchange. Invite 6 or more people to bring a dozen cookies for each person
invited to your cookie exchange party. If you invite 6 people, they will
each bring 72 similar cookies
At the party, everyone
gives a dozen of their cookies to each other person. If you brought 6
dozen chocolate chip cookies to the party, you will leave with 6 dozen cookies,
but you will have 6 different kinds.
Cookie exchanges are thrift friendly, and friendly.
Here are recipes for a couple
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsps baking soda
2 tsps cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsps ground cinnamon
You are going to need a very hot oven to bake these, so before
you start mixing the ingredients pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. As with
all cookies, begin by creaming the butter, sugar and shortening, and then adding
Then stir in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
Shape the dough into small balls, and then roll them in a mixture of sugar
Do not flatten them. Place them a few inches apart on a cookie sheet
and bake them for 10 minutes. They will flatten out, and the top will
crack because of the high heat.
Cool on a rack so the bottom won't get soggy.
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
4 Tbsp. molasses
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cloves
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 unbeaten egg
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. With hand mixer, blend sugar, butter, and
3. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients.
4. With hand mixer, blend dry ingredients
into wet ingredients.
5. Stir in unbeaten egg.
6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; dip in white
7. Bake for about 8 minutes and shake pan,
so cookies fall. Bake an additional 2