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11.23.2013

Planning a Boozy Cookie Exchange plus Baileys Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Planning a Boozy Cookie Exchange plus Baileys Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


As I was planning our annual cookie party I was chatting with some co-workers who wanted to be invited. The conversation went from joining the party to leaving the kids out, and then to day drinking.

A boozy cookie exchange was born!

Boozy cookie exchange

Anyone can make several dozen cookies to exchange with friends but what if there was a challenge à la Iron Chef to have an ingredient in common, booze! A merry boozy cookie exchange!

Tips for hosting a boozy cookie exchange:

  1. Specify on invites that all cookies should have one alcoholic ingredient and should be clearly labeled. 
  2. Include an estimate of how many dozens of cookies to make. Each guest should leave with one dozen cookies from each guest who attends.
    hint: Facebook events or eVites makes keeping up with who's coming easy for all to see!
  3. Ask guests to bring their booze of choice to compare the cookie to the booze. Or, just to have more booze. 
  4. Have to-go carriers on hand for those who forgot to bring one
  5. Have a prize for the best cookie
    hint: wine, cookie cutters, festive apron
  6. Serve drinks that will complement not overwhelm like wine, hot chocolate, or Irish coffee.
  7. Enjoy responsibly - provide Uber rides home.

And, if you get stuck for a really awesome cookie recipe - try this one! 


Baileys Chocolate Chip Cookies

• 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
• 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1 large egg
• 1 3/4 cups Flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 (6 oz.) package milk chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375. In a mixing bowl combine the first four ingredients, blend until creamy. 
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the remainder of the ingredients then combine it with the shortening mixture. 
  3. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, drop scoopfuls of batter on a cookie sheet
  5. Bake for ten minutes. 
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand for one minute. 
Personally, I under cookie my cookies and let them finish 'baking' on the baking sheet I find that they are softer and chewier then when I bake as directed.

Enjoy!



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