Monday, December 22, 2008


Cookies are probably my favorite sweet. So tomorrow night at 7 p.m. I am hosting a cookie swap. If you know me well enough to know where I live, consider yourself invited. 

Everyone will bring 3-4 dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies and recipes to share. We are going to keep it simple by sampling each others cookies and making plates of cookies to take home for "Santa" (assuming they ever really make it all the way home.) 

I am excited to see who and what kinds of cookies show up. I hope to enjoy some fun with friends and discover a few new favorite cookies as well. Feel free to share your favorite cookie recipe in the comments if you live too far away to come! I will put a great one up there too after the party.


R & R in Oklahoma said...

Everyone I make these for LOVE them!

Oreo balls

1 package of Oreos (crushed)
1 package of cream cheese (softened)
1 package of almond bark (melted)
1/2 package of chocolate almond bark (melted)

Mix crushed Oreos with softened cream cheese. Roll into walnut size balls and chill for 1 hour. Melt almond bark over med-low heat and roll balls in almond bark. Place and wax paper lined cookie sheet to cool. Drizzle melted chocolate almond bark over white almond bark.

Susy said...

We did this for Relief Society and came home with many treats. Have fun!

Susy said...

Merry Christmas!

kristi said...

I'm not much for words, but thank you for your posts about Camille. I think that it truly helped me save my little boy's life, who almost drowned in our irrigation pond. I think often how your words must help many others in different ways. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

My cousin is doing a 12 days of Christmas cookie recipe and posts on her blog. There are many favorites we have. Homemade Oreos are always craved at my home. So are cream cheese sugar cookies. I hope you have a great turn out!

The Fanning's Ark said...

Stephanie, We've never met but you have touched my heart in a way that I can't describe. I came across your blog quite randomly and I've just finished a two day marathon of reading all of your posts since Camille's death. I've shed tears, pondered great truths, questioned my own degree of Faith. You are an amazing woman who has only encouraged me to be better. My children have watched me reading your posts and they have each had different reactions. I was very honest with them about what I was reading and they have been touched. They each had something they wanted me to tell you: O is very sad for your loss. G said How sad that you lost your baby. K thought she would cry if she lost her baby and M said she liked your Ice Cream cones picture. I'm grateful for the reminder to hug my kids a little tighter each day and that "the Lord won't give us more than we can handle".

Allyse said...

I hope I will come. The party sounds really fun!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Stephanie. I pray you have such a special time with your friends, hubby and kiddos. I would love to see a picture of Camille's Angel Tree when you have time. I am sure it will bring tears to my eyes it is so breathtaking...


Stephanie said...

Tonight I made Snicker Pops for my cookie. Here is the recipe. I will go snap a photo for a post about our night later.

Snicker Pops

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 t vanilla
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
3 cups flour
MINI Snickers (not fun size - the tiny ones)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars together well. Mix in eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Add the dry ingredients gradually. Unwrap snickers. Put one snicker mini in about a tablespoon of dough. Make sure the dough surrounds the cookie. Do this till you run out of dough or snickers.

Bake for about 10 minutes at 350. They are best a little underdone. Take out of oven and use the back of a spoon to hit each cookie and flatten it. Let them sit on the pan to continue baking a bit until cooled. You can also stick a popsicle stick in them while hot and then serve them as lollipop cookies. Thus the name.

One recipe makes about 30 cookies.