As I started to plan my son’s annual cookie party I was chatting with some co-workers who wanted to be invited. From there it was decided that we would have a cookie exchange.
There are so many wonderful ideas I spent a good hour looking and pinning.
Boozy cookie exchangeAnyone 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:
- Specify on invites that all cookies should have one alcoholic ingredient and should be clearly labeled.
- Ask guests to bring their ingredient to compare tastes or provide it.
- Don't forget to have to-go carriers on hand for those who forgot
- Prize for the best cookie? Perhaps a nice bottle of wine?
- Serve drinks that will compliment not overwhelm like wine, hot chocolate, or Irish coffee.
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
- Pre-heat oven to 375. In a mixing bowl combine the first four ingredients, blend until creamy.
- In a separate bowl, mix the remainder of the ingredients then combine it with the shortening mixture.
- Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Using an ice cream scoop, drop scoopfuls of batter on a cookie sheet
- Bake for ten minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let stand for one minute.