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 below...so cute!


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

3 comments:

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