Do you have any holiday baking traditions? A few years ago we moved into a new neighborhood and I was invited to a cookie exchange party for the holidays. This was not something I had ever participated in, but it was a lot of fun.
Many of you probably do a cookie exchange every year, but if you do not it is a get together with family or friends and you each bake either a ½ a dozen or a full dozen of cookies for every person who is attending the exchange.
For example, if there are 6 other people participating then I would bake 6 dozen of the same cookies so that each person gets 1 dozen. This way you leave the party with an assortment of cookies.
I love being a part of this tradition with my neighborhood. Not only is it fun, but I can then use those cookies for all of our holiday parties. All I have to do is grab a few trays and separate the cookies.
If you have been around my blog then you probably know that I am not the best in the kitchen. I am definitely better at baking then I am cooking, but I still try to come up with easy recipes. This year I decided to make these delicious peanut butter cookies for the exchange.
I purchased the ingredients I needed for these cookies at Giant including the Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil.
Honestly, these cookies are more challenging for me to make then the regular easy bake cookies I normally choose to do. Since I bought Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil I thought I might as well challenge myself and bake cookies that require more than one ingredient.
As you can see I did not make them from scratch but I did enjoy baking!
I actually have a lot of fun baking because my boys love to help. They each take turn adding ingredients and then stirring the mix. Above all the enjoy eating the cookies the most!
Luckily, we made some extra cookies for our family to enjoy as well. Do you want to try new recipes this holiday season? Check out these baking tips, recipes and even print a coupon for Crisco®.
If you participate in a cookie exchange, what kind of cookies do you bake?
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