Christmas Cookie Exchange and Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip CookiesYesterday, some friends and I had a really fun cookie swap. 12 of us met for dinner and we each made 12 dozen of the same cookies, then took home 12 dozen different cookies!

I used my son’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It calls for ice cream in the batter which makes them very rich.

Cookie DoughDoesn’t the batter look delicious?

Here’s the recipe: 2 sticks butter, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 T vanilla, 1 1/2 T mint extract, 3/4 cup mint ice cream, 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 t baking soda, 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.

Cream together wet ingredients; mix dry ingredients and add to wet mix to combine. With cookie scoop, drop onto baking sheet. Bake for 11 min. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Cookie IngredientsMy Son the BakerJason Jr. made the dough while I spent 2 hours baking 144 cookies. The cookie scoop was fun to use. I packed each dozen separately so they were ready to swap for our party.

Cookie Scoops12 Dozen CookiesMy fiiend Katie and I hosted the dinner at her house and we all swapped the cookies with recipes after.

Dinner With FriendsCookies Under the TreeChristmas Fabric DecorChrista & KatieKatie has the same model house as me. It’s fun to see how she decorated it, especially with fabric centerpieces!

It was such fun sampling all the different cookies and adding to my recipe collection. I ate as many of them as I could, then packed up the rest for my neighbors and friends. After a couple of days of indulging, I’d better hit the gym, first thing in the morning!

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4 Responses to Christmas Cookie Exchange and Recipe

  1. Jannette says:

    That recipe sounds fabulous and fat-free (LOL) – just wondering – what temp do you bake them at?

  2. stacy says:

    That was a magical night! thanks for co-hosting!!!

  3. Paula says:

    What a fun party, Christa! Your recipe sounds yummy with mint ice cream in the batter! Thanks for sharing this with us! Great idea!

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