Holiday Bake-Off

Phew, so this weekend I decided to take on the challenge of baking over 150 cookies for friends and family this year. Doesn’t sound like too much but for me it is a lot since I have never baked cookies before, not even the pre-packed just roll and bake ones.

This weekends excitement included 4 different batches of cookies. Good ole’ ginger bread men, snickerdoodles, chocolate snow balls, and marshmallow reefs.

My sweet husband helped out bunches and I wouldn’t have been able to finish them all without his help. 

I wanted share the recipes I used and some pics of the finished product.

The Gingerbread People. I picked up this recipe from Kraft Foods. Was pretty easy. Hardest part was finding the gingerbread man cookie cooker shape.

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Next I made the Snickerdoodles. This was super easy. When I took them out of the oven they were really soft and I thought I hadn’t cooked them long enough but they harden really fast. Yes, I know they are suppose to be round, I underestimated the 2 inches apart rule. It was one big cookie bar when I took them out. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

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Then, my favorite so far Chocolate Snowballs. I had the most fun making these. They were so hard to roll at first but then I got the hang of it. Betty Crocker had this recipe.

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And then came these crazy Holly Christmas Cookies. Most interesting recipe and cookie yet. Never had one like it before so I hope everyone likes them.  Found this recipe on Allrecipes.com also.

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