Holiday Cookie Exchange for #SundaySupper

This weeks theme for #SundaySupper is something that will surly get your in the holiday mood!! Who doesn’t like a yummy, scrumptious, comforting cookie for a treat while wrapping gifts, sitting by the fire or sipping on a cup of cocoa? So why not share them with one another and trade it up! Have you ever been part of a cookie swap? Well if not here is your chance to start! I for one have not been involved in a Cookie exchange of any sorts however I’m going to enjoy doing so this week!

This Week, Sunday Supper has  a special host who knows all about Cookies.  Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.   Grab a glass of milk and join us for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange during #SundaySupper this week.  We are giving away 5 signed copies of Cookielicious with 150 fabulous recipes to bake and share.

We all know this Momma is not a baker, I like being able to sprinkle, mix, and sprinkle some more to make things taste just the way I like, well we can’t do that with baking because, well it just doesn’t work that way now does it? Well it doesn’t for me! So when I sat here wondering what kind of cookie to make I instantly remembered the awesome cookie cook book my best friend gave me for Christmas last year, I jumped up and ran to my kitchen with excitement! As quickly as I got excited, I got disappointed because I realized I had already packed up my cookbooks for the big move next month. I was yet stumped again. Then my  monthly subscription to The Taste of Home came in the mail and when I saw “The Holiday Baking Guide” I couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Enter Candy Cane Blossom Cookies, I never knew these sweet little cookies had an actual name, you know those cookie rounds that have a Hershey kiss in the middle?? Well these ones have candy canes in them! They appeared easy enough for me to make, they looked cute and seemed VERY festive!

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies
Recipe From: Taste of Home
Serves: 2 dozen

Cookie Swap

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup of sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
3 candy canes, finely crushed
24 candy cane, chocolate kisses or mint patties

What to do:

In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

Shape into 1 in balls; roll each ball in the crushed candy canes. Place 2 in apart on ungreased baking sheets.**

Bake at 350 for 10-12 min. or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately press a kiss or patty into each cookie. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

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**TO FREEZE: Freeze shaped balls of dough on a baking sheet until firm. Place balls in resealable freezer bags up to 3 months. Bake frozen balls as directed above increasing the baking time by 1-2 minutes.

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This Week, Sunday Supper has  a special host who knows all about Cookies.  Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.   Grab a glass of milk and join us for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange during #SundaySupper this week.  We are giving away 5 signed copies  of Cookielicious with 150 fabulous recipes to bake and share.

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

Do you have a favorite cookie to take to a Cookie Exchange?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 9th.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your recipe for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.