Cookie Swap 2011

Hosted by Georgane Vann
Group active since Mon, Dec 05, 2011

We see a lot on television and print about people doing Cookie Swaps during The Holidays.

Join in! post your favorite cookies!

Georgane Vann
Dec 12, 2011

Who all has started their Christmas cookie baking?

I got three doughs made this evening.. Will get them started baking soon made the Cow patties, rugalah (sp), and sugar cookies.. I want to also make two batches of gingerbread cookies.

Georgane Vann
Dec 10, 2011


all you new members, thanks for adding to the cookie swap!!!!

donna clark
Dec 9, 2011

Texas Gold Bars

These are a really good bar cookie, thay are soft, but have a sweet flavor because of the coconut, and pecans. You will need 1 yellow cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, mix together then pat into a 9x13" baking pan and sprinkle with 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped pecans. Next mix the following ingredients and pour over the cake. 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tesp vanilla, 8 oz cream cheese and 1/2 tesp almond extract. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees. Let cool, and cut into bars.

donna clark
Dec 9, 2011

Carmel Chocolate Brownies

These are the best thing you will ever eat. It will more than fill a sweet tooth, with chocolate, carmels, walnuts. you will need 60 light colored carmels, unwrapped. 1/2 cup evaporated milk , cook over low heat until carmels are melted and smooth, stirring constantly and set aside. In a large bowl combine, 1 box german chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup evaparated milk , 1 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans, 3/4 cup melted butter, mix well and press half of the dough into a 13x9" baking pan. Bake for 8 minutes, at 350 then remove from oven. sprinkle 6 oz of chocolate chips over the crust, now spread the carmel mixture over the chocolate chips. With the remaining dough crumble over the top of the carmel layer and bake 18-20 minutes more. Let cook and cut into bars.

Georgane Vann
Dec 8, 2011

Shipping Cookies

Who all will be shipping cookies to friends and loved ones?

My daughter and grand daughter live away and won't be here for the holidays, so I'm going to try to get the cookies done for mailing.

Probably send them a fruit cake too, even though I know my daughter doesn't like them lol Her grand ma will lol.

Arlene Murphy
Dec 8, 2011

Favorite Cookie~Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add
eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir
until well blended. Add dried cranberries. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Yield: 5 dozen Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Kay Day
Dec 6, 2011

Wow! What a Great Group!

I love cookies! What a cool group! Thank you Georgane for starting it.

I am looking for a cookie recipe my big sister sent to me many years ago. When I realized I had lost it, I called her...and she no longer has the recipe in her collection. Sob....

The cookie is a brown-sugar based drop cookie with a date filling. They are melt-in-your-mouth good. I haven't been able to recreate the recipe. If any of you have it, or one similar to it, I'll be pleased as punch!

I'm looking forward to trying all your cookie recipes. Just have to find someone to give most of them away to as hubby and I are trying once again to get some weight off. When I bake cookies, I send half of them to work with hubby, then I freeze the rest in vacuum bags of 2 to 5 cookies and bury them in the bottom of the freezer. I've really got to want them to dig down to get to them!