Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

For the past week I've been making a different Christmas cookie every evening. A few to enjoy now and the rest are put away in the freezer to bring out on Christmas. I'm running out of Christmas cookie recipes so thought I would host a "Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange" with all of you! I'll start by sharing a cookie that I's a MUST for any CHOCOHOLIC!!

Firecracker Fudge Cookies

2 cups (12oz pkg) of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tbls butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Microwave 1 cup chocolate chips in medium, uncovered, microwave safe bowl on HIGHT power for 1 minute; STIR. Chocolate Chips may retain some of their original shape. If neccessary, microwave an add'l 10-15 second intervals, stirring just until choc. chips are melted. Cool to room temperature.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining choc. chips. Cover, refrigerate just until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.

** I found some Cappuchino Chocolate Chips at Big Lots last weekend and used 1/2 of choc. chips & 1/2 of cappuchino chips and they were amazing as well!!

Now please supply your link to your Christmas Cookie recipe! Thanks for participating!


Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for hosting this cookie exchange Darlene!

I am going to try your cookie recipe and I love cappachino. The chips sound so delish! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for letting me know. I hope many more do join. I want some more fun recipes...LOL!! ;0

Susie Harris said...

Girl you are GOOD! A christmas cookie a day. WOW. My kids would love you! Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes and the award. Im! Hope yall have a very Merry Christmas~

Kristen said...

I don't have a recipe for you but I do know a good site to get some

Jan and Tom said...

Hi Darlene,

I just came over from Sher's!! I just linked up with your recipe swap! I had a Christmas Cookie Exchange - Recipe Swap on my blog a week ago. There are ALOT of recipes there!

Have fun...
Merry Christmas!


Laurie Strope said...

What a great idea! I'm just about ready for baking, relaxing, and really enjoying the Christmas season with my family.

Pat said...

Hi Darlene!

Melissa told me about your cookie exchange -- I added my link and will add your link to my blog post as soon as I can --it was already up this morning. Your cookie looks yummy! I;d love to find the cappuchino chocolate chips! ..mmmmm!

Hugs, Pat

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thanks Darlene! At your suggestion, I've linked my peanut cluster candy to your cookie blog.

Merry CHRISTmas!



Gollum said...

It is lovely to meet you, and I'm excited about your cookie exchange. I've added your wonderful blog to my sidebar.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Thanks for hosting fun! I love making and eating cookies! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...I'm coming by to enjoy reading the recipes shared on your cookie exchange...I don't make cookies anymore since my DH is diabetic & I sure don't need them...LOL Blessings, :-) Bo

Happy To Be said...

Love these cookies you are doing...what a great idea when we are so busy and trying to think what to bake also...thanks..also thanks for coming by my blog it does mean the world to me to meet new people..hugs and smiles Gloria

kymber said...

Hi Darlene,
I am really late in attending the Cookie Exchange but I have some yummy recipes to share - better late than never right? Thanks for hosting this fun event!

Jennie said...

Hello! I am a new visitor to your blog- great fun by the way! Thanks for hosting this fun cookie recipe swap- I love it!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog and can't wait to explore!!

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