WHY NOT HAVE A COOKIE EXCHANGE

This is an old but fun party idea. Invite friends and neighbors and ask each one to bring a few dozen cookies. Each person brings a different kind. At the party they exchange cookies and everyone takes home a few dozen assorted cookies.

Or… try something new and have a couple’s party. Instead of cookies, have the guests bring freezable hors d’oeuvres. Ask them to bring a copy of the recipe. (Don’t let that name throw you. “Hors d’oeuvres” is a fancy way of saying “appetizer”.)

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Here’s an easy cookie recipe for the holidays:

DEBBIE’S HOLIDAY COOKIES

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
¼ pound (1stick) butter, salted
¼ cup pecans, chopped
Hershey chocolate bars
Candy canes, crushed
Pam

Place sugar, butter, and flour in a food processor and blend. Grease a 4 sided jelly roll pan
with Pam and spread evenly with flour mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. To keep the edges from burning, take a fork and stir the batter frequently. Pat it back into the form of the pan each time. Continue cooking until crust becomes brown and crumbly. Total cooking time should be about 16 minutes.

Remove crust from oven and cover pan with aluminum foil. Invert pan and immediately cover top with pieces of Hershey bars. Move the Hershey bars around until melted and cookie top is covered with chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Top with crushed candy canes.

CATERING TIP:

Cookies may be broken into small irregular shapes. Freeze or stored in a tightly sealed cookie container until ready to serve.

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JOKE

My husband said to me, “What have you been doing with the grocery money?”
I said, “Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

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Chef Jill Lundberg shares catering secrets and recipes, goofs and jokes, straight from the heart. This is one blog you don't wanna miss!
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