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Cookie Exchange Parties are SO MUCH FUN – for a few simple reasons:You get together with your friends
- You make only ONE kind of cookie and finish your holiday baking, after swapping out
- You get new recipes
- You often have snacks or games!
I thought it would be fun to have a collection of 30 fun recipes to try – one a day in November – so you can be prepared for that holiday baking!
For the first few, they will be ones I have done – tried and true recipes that always seem to be a hit.
This is from a post in November of 2010 – it doesn’t matter if I make them for the swap, I have to make them for the family, LOL! Watch for the Andes Candy to be on sale this month!
ANDES CANDIES COOKIES 3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. water
12 oz. chocolate chips
2 (6 oz.) boxes Andes Creme de Menthe candies
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine butter, brown sugar, and water in a quart measuring cup suitable for the microwave. Microwave on High power 2 minutes. Stir, add chocolate chips, and stir again until chocolate chips are melted. Let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, unwrap and halve each candy; set aside.
Beat eggs in mixer bowl. Add cooled chocolate mixture. Sift together flour, soda, and salt; add to mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until ingredients are just blended. Chill dough 1 1/2 hours. Roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until cookies are done. Remove from oven and immediately place half a mint on each cookie. Let stand 2 minutes or until candy will spread. Spread chocolate over cookie. Remove cookie to a cooling rack. Makes 60-70 cookies.
**I triple this recipe so I have enough for the 144 cookies that makes the swap work for 12 people+