December 10, 2012

Christmas Cookie Swap

It's always a treat to open a cute invitation in the mail.  And when that invitation is for a party where you will get to sample a wide variety of sweet treats while chatting with friends...well...what could be better?

Sally and Martha hosted the most thoughtful and adorable cookie swap I have ever been a part of!  


There were delicious Christmas punch options as well as a cream cheese/pepper jelly dip with gingerbread crackers--addicting!


The cookie spread: truly amazing!
I made the peanut-butter-chocolate-no-bake-cookies in the middle.
(recipe below)



Fresh bruschetta to counteract the sugar highs!


Archer, Sally and me


There were a stack of white boxes near the cookie display labeled "Cookies: share the love.  Sweet Treats to take home" for each person to pack their favorites from the party.


Each guest left with a box full of goodies and a cookie cutter for a favor.  A big thank you to Sally and Martha for being such kind and gracious hostesses!

So...these peanut-butter-chocolate-no-bake-cookies?  
Gran Fran used to make them for me when I was little I loved them--probably because they taste like fudge. They are very sweet, but the saltiness in the peanut butter and oatmeal makes them the perfect balance.

2 c. sugar
1/4 lb. butter (1 stick)
1/2 t. salt
2 c. oatmeal
6 T. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. peanut butter

Directions: Boil 1 minute together:  sugar, cocoa, butter, salt and milk.  Add remaining ingredients and drop from spoon onto waxed paper and wait for them to harden.

What is your favorite treat to bake during the holidays?

2 comments:

  1. Oooooo I've forgotten about these cookies! Thanks for the recipe, Em...may make them tonight!

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    1. They are delicious...basically taste like fudge... :)

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