Post # 1
I am taking part in a cookie exchange with DH’s extended family where I need to make 9 dozen cookie. I was thinking of doing macarons but that might be a little ambitious (since I’ve never made them before) so I’m looking for other ideas of what to make. Bonus if you have an excellent recipie!
Post # 2
This looks like it has some good ideas! The Buckeye Brownie cookies look UHHHMAZING
Post # 3
This is my go to cookie recipe. They are actually more of a ginger cookie instead of molasses. I double the ginger and cloves.
They keep very well. I always throw in a peice of white bread into the cookie box to keep them soft and chewy.
Post # 4
These are my favorite- cherry cookies with a chocolate kiss on top. They are easy, and taste amazing! (I like them with dark chocolate kisses!)
Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies.
Post # 5
9 dozen? I’d pick a recipe that will be a bit on the easy side – i.e., nothing too labor intensive.
If this is a traditional family activity, can you find our if there are any cookie recipes or types that other family members basically “own” (IE, Aunt Susan’s jam thumbprints) so you don’t show up with a duplicate or competing version of a family favorite.
Otherwise… how about Lizzies? They’re my favorite holiday cookie. Kind of like a bite size fruitcake, and they’re fast and easy to make.
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Post # 7
Awesome version of gingerbread cookies. http://www.marthastewart.com/339353/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies
These are grown up cookies, kids don’t like them, but they’re so good, plus you could mix up the dough a day or two in advance and then bake them a different day. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pistachio-Cranberry-Icebox-Cookies-236664
These are fun and great for all ages. http://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2014/09/movie-night-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Post # 8
I agree with misslucy. Ask your fiance about any traditions first so your contribution won’t be over looked (or maybe even offensive some people are like that about their recipes).
I’ve made these several times and they are SO GOOD!
Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Caramel Frosting
Post # 9
For 9 dozen, I’d recommend easy ones that don’t require decorating or anything.
Maybe chocolate crinkles or snickerdoodles? Pizzelles are easy, too, if you have a pizzelle iron. Peanut butter cookies with Christmas-colored M&Ms in them are also popular in my group, but that could be an allergy issue.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the suggestions so far! These sound so good and now I’ve got quite a few new recipies to try out (always a bonus for me).
This is the first year that they’ve done it (at least since me and Darling Husband have been together) so I don’t think there are any cookies that people have claim to.
I know I should try to stick with something simple but it’s easier said than done when I tend to try to be an overachiever with baking and end up regretting it later
Post # 11
Snowball cookies are so easy. I like chocolate chips in mine.
Post # 12
I didn’t read the rest of the replies. The answer is snickerdoodles. It’s always snickerdoodles. Make sure they’re nice and doughy in the middle.
Post # 13
w100116 : haha I am also trying to do too much as well with baking! I have next Monday off and I am literally planning on frosting sugar cookies all day. I will probably hate myself that day but I still do them every year.
Post # 14
Buy a bag of Reese’s peanut butter chips and follow the recipe for the cookies. They’re always a hit and they make a lot. I use a cookie scoop to get even cookies. Snickerdoodles are good too like someone else mentioned above. Or some chocolate crinkle cookies yum. Happy baking! https://www.hersheys.com/kitchens/en_us/recipes/reeses-chewy-chocolate-cookies-with-peanut-butter-chips.html
Post # 15
Stick with something simple. Trust me. Last year was my first cookie exchange with my husband’s family (weren’t engaged yet). I made 12 dozen chocolate thumbprints with mint filling because I’m an overachiever in the kitchen and wanted to make a good impression. 12. Freaking. Dozen.
For the love of all that is good, and your sanity, stick with something simple.