Virtual Cookie Exchange 2012


I love this time of year. I love red & green. I love the cooler weather (though it’s still in the 80s here pretty regularly, my body is all kinds of confused). I love the lights. I love the anticipation. I love spending time with family; and of course I LOVE the sweets.

I’ve scoured the web to find some of the cutest/sweetest/easiest holiday sweets out there, and I included my own recipe at the bottom. We’ll be making all of these in the next few weeks.

Please feel free to use the comments section here on on our Facebook page to share your favorite holiday treat recipes!

Chocolate Chip Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies (from Moms Who Think)

Lime-Coconut Snowballs (From Two Peas & Their Pod)

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies (from Baker Girl)

Peppermint Bark (From Skip to My Lou)

Espresso Rum Balls (from INeedCoffee)

Elf (and others) Cake Pops (by Moscato Mom)

Meg’s Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
makes about 3 dozen small cookies

3/4 C butter, softened
3/4 C white sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ⅓ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups butterscotch chips

In a bowl combine butter, sugars and eggs and mix well.
In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and oats; mix well.
Add the butter/sugar/egg mixture to the dry mixture.
Fold in the butterscotch chips.

Drop by spoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (trust me on that one) and bake at 375 for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven when they’re still a little undercooked, allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a cool surface.

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