Friday, December 11, 2009

*bake time 2009*

For the past 6 years I have hosted a cookie exchange! Some years it has been so big we've had to have group exchanges. Some years it is small and quaint. This year we had 8 bakers. Below is the loot that I received!

Since I have been working on a healthier lifestyle I decided to make something that I would not be tempted to eat. I made chocolate dipped biscotti. I made original almond and a variation with anise seed, hazelnuts and chocolate chips. I have to say...they turned out pretty yummy!
The best part was that my mom and I spent an entire day baking these together. It is a memory I will always cherish. I try to add a new cookie to my repitoire each year.
Like always, we have prizes-
  • Best tasting cookie went to the chocolate marshmallow fudge cookie.
  • Best wrapping went to a teapot container with red and white ribbon.
  • Most creative went to these cute!

chocolate dipped cherries as body and tail, kiss as face, Red Hot as nose and almond slivers as ears. They are yummy too!!!


Leslie said...

It was so fun too!! Thanks for being such a great hostess. Ben loved your "bruschetta" cookies! :)

Carissa said...

I miss your cookie exchange. You're always the most fabulous hostess.

☺Buggs☺ said...

I LOVE SISTER ASHBY'S COOKIES!! those were sooooo good!! also the little mice! cant wait for next years!! hopefully i can be a judge after! yummy