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Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Hyon from our Fashion Dept gets into the Holiday Spirit

Holiday recipes often are passed on from family member to family member. We decided to do the same with our Kolcraft family. We hosted a holiday cookie exchange complete with cookies, cakes, hot chocolate, homemade apple cider and all sorts of delicious coffees.

Every bite was a delight to the taste-buds so we decided to not only share pictures from the event, but also a few recipes for you to try out with your family!

Emilie, Angela, Jessica & Terry - some of Kolcraft's cookie bakers

Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1 ¼ cups Flour

1 ½ cups Quick Oatmeal

1 cup Butter

¾ cup Sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and mix. Add oatmeal and mix well together. Make into small balls and press down with fork on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars

2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

¼ cup sugar

½ cup butter or margarine

1 can 14oz sweetened condensed milk

1 ¼ cups seedless red raspberry preserves

1 1/3 cup flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar. Add margarine/butter. Toss until combined. Press onto bottom of 13x9x2 baking pan. Evenly drizzle sweetened condensed milk over crumbs. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Spoon preserves over top. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes until light brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yields 24.

Do you have a favorite cookie that you make at Holiday time?

Cookies, cookies and more cookies


Posted December 17, 2010

by MichelleH

38 Comments

38 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    Hello there! Cute site! I love the cookie recipes I’m always looking for new ones to try and I’m looking forward to trying the Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars!!! YUM Its been a picky pregnancy so far so I’m hoping those will be as GREAT as they sound!

  2. MichelleH says:

    Anne,
    Thank you! It’s great to have you on our blog. Welcome!

  3. Donna Warrington says:

    Thanks for the recipes, I’m always lookiing for new cookie recipes…..it’s bake day next Wednesday, I have the whole house to myself and I plan to bake cookies all day (dinner will be take out that evening)

    Donna

  4. Angie B says:

    The magic raspberry cookie bars sound yummy. I love raspberry anything. i’m stopping by from Making Time for Mommy’s blog

  5. nan says:

    i love the recipe for the better oatmeal cookies..i love that they don;t use eggs..may make them with my son
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  6. hanna says:

    Hi there! I am visiting you because Thanks Mail carrier sent me:) These cookies all look so yummy:) Happy Holidays!

  7. Colleen B says:

    I set aside one weekend, usually the first one in December (although not this year!), and the kids and I bake treats all weekend long! My favorite are maple cookies dipped in chocolate, but I’m always on the lookout for a new recipe to add to the mix…the raspberry cookie jars might just make it onto the menu this year.

  8. Mimi says:

    The butter oatmeal cookes sound delicious. I’m going to try those this weekend.

  9. Katie Walker says:

    I love cookies and am always looking for new and great recipes! These sound delicious and I will definitely be trying them this Christmas. We always bake peanut butter blossoms and gingerbread men!

  10. Ashley Smith says:

    Those raspberry cookie bars sound so good! I may have to make them next time instead of the fruitcake cookies that I’m just now taking out of the oven… ;)

  11. Kris says:

    We make snickerdoodles during the holidays

  12. Andrea says:

    Yum! Those Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars sound delicious! I’ll definitely have to give them a try!

  13. polly says:

    your butter oatmeal cookies sound great! going to make them in the morning! thanks for the recipie! happy holidays everyone!

  14. Sharon says:

    Great recipies! Holiday cookies are a great tradition!

  15. Paula says:

    Looking forward to trying the oatmeal cookie recipe. Thanks!

  16. Carissa says:

    I love holiday cookie exchanges. A great way to get a variety of cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Yum!

  17. oh gosh, these sound amazing. I just made peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss on top today. those are my favorite during the holidays. so simple!!

    -Lauren

  18. LeeAnn says:

    Those Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars sound yummy! My mom and I have made Peanut Butter Balls (some call them Buckeyes) every year since I can remember. Unfortunately she had to make them without me this year because that would have been an impossible feat with my two toddlers underfoot. :-( I still got to eat some, though!

    I’m stopping by from the giveaway at Thanks, Mail Carrier. I really NEED one of those great Jeep twin strollers, so thank you so much for sponsoring the giveaway!

  19. MichelleH says:

    LeeAnn,
    Great to have you with us. We had Peanut Butter Balls featured at our Kolcraft Holiday Cookie exchange. They were yummy. :)
    Good luck in the contest!
    Michelle

  20. MichelleH says:

    Those are great Lauren!!!

  21. MichelleH says:

    You are very welcome Carissa!

  22. MichelleH says:

    You are so welcome Paula!

  23. MichelleH says:

    Let us know how they turn out Polly! :)

  24. MichelleH says:

    Those are so yummy Kris!

  25. MichelleH says:

    That sounds great katie!

  26. Carol G says:

    I don’t bake anywhere nearly as much as I used to, but when I was working, we always had a cookie exchange among the staff on the L&D unit that I worked on. It was something I could do with my daughters, had some real goodies for the family and a lot of fun at work.

  27. Deonna says:

    One of the easiest (and fastest) recipes I have for cookie exchanges uses only 3 ingredients: a bag of mini twist pretzels, a bag of rolos (chocolate covered caramel pieces), and a bag of pecan halves. Stack the rolos on each pretzel, and place in the oven on a low temp (like 200 or 250) just long enough to soften the chocolate (not melt it). Immediately after taking it out of the oven, put a pecan half on top and gently push down so the whole treat is only about 1/2″ tall.
    These are sooooooooo good!

  28. Michelle says:

    Deonna,
    I’ve had those but I didn’t know the recipe. Thanks for sharing it. They are so yummy!

  29. Michelle says:

    Carol,
    We applaud you doing a cookie exchange that involved your daughters. Great parenting!

  30. polly says:

    i’m here from mom to bed by 8. love cookie exchanges. happy holidays everyone!

  31. amber whitehead says:

    I have had several great cookie exchanges. They are fun to do with kids too. Thanks for sharing the recipes I will have to try those. My favorite stand by cookie is a sugar cookie.

  32. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I am so going to try the Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars, it sounds delightful – and of course the kiddos can help in the kitchen :)

  33. Michelle says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone! Glad you all liked our cookie exchange!

  34. cindy w says:

    I love making the peanut butter thumbprint cookies with hershey’s kissess in the middle. The kisses with the caramel make them even better.

  35. trina says:

    I hosted my annual cookie exchange on Monday night. It was great we had nine women who each brought two kinds of cookies apiece. It was wonderful to come away with so manu kinds of cookies. It looks like I have been slaving away baking all week.

  36. Michelle says:

    You all have such great comments. We will keep them in mind for next year’s cookie exchange!

  37. Randy Bailey says:

    I am going to try these recipes
    We make Nestle’s Toll House M & M Cookies at Christmas Time

  38. MichelleH says:

    Randy,
    Toll house cookies are always yummy :)

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