Recipes for Hosting a Holiday Cookie Party

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When our family gets together for a Christmas Eve dinner one of the traditions we always take part in is a cookie exchange. It’s a fun way to try new holiday desserts that everyone can take home and enjoy later. Between my mom, my sister and I we always have about 12 different cookie or desserts to share. Some are old favorites while others are completely new to us.

This year, I sampled a few new cookie recipes for It’s a new website, just in time for holiday baking, that’s all about COOKIES!  There’s over 50 unique cookie recipes in collections like family-friendly, chocolate and showstopper.

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I received a big box full of goodies including products from Jif, Crisco, Folgers, Pillsbury and more. They’re all products that can be used to make these cookies including the three varieties I tried. At the request of my son we first used the Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk to make this incredibly easy Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge. It was the first time I’ve ever made a fudge that didn’t require a candy thermometer and precise timing. This recipe requires 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time to create a creamy and delicious fudge.

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Cookies n Cream Fudge Recipe


Knowing that my mom loves citrus flavored cookies that aren’t overly sweet, we also tried the Italian Lemon Drop cookies. They are simple to make and bursting with lemon flavor. You can even add some lemon zest to the icing for a real pop of flavor since the cookies themselves are very mild and almost biscuit-like.

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Italian Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe

As for my pick, I couldn’t resist the brown sugar cookies. It’s like a chocolate chip cookie, minus the chocolate. These bake up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s also a great starter recipe to make different varieties for a cookie party. You could add dried fruits, nuts or candies.

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Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe


After you’re down browsing all those tempting cookie recipes be sure to check out the cookie party hosting tips section. It’s full of great tips from everything to the invitations to the packaging.


Use the entry form below to enter to win a $150 Cookie Party Prize pack that includes: A variety of Smucker products– Crisco, Folgers, Eagle Brand, Jif, Pillsbury and Hungry Jack, $25 Visa gift card, Framed chalkboard menu & chalk – great for cookie party decorations and assorted gift boxes, bags, baker’s twine & ribbons for wrapping up your cookies!

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  1. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    The Brown Sugar Cookies and the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies (and then I’d want to make all the other recipes). Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Marina says

    Ooooh yum…the choc caramel thumbprint cookies and turtle pecan cookies!

  3. Daniela Tapia says

    Id like to make coffee chip drops.. But they all look delicious!!!

  4. april yedinak says

    I would like to make the Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

  5. Christina says

    I’d love to make the Classic Molasses Cookies and the Harvest Apple Streusel Squares!

  6. Barbara Montag says

    These sound so good to me – Cherry Magic Cookie Bars!
    Thank you.

  7. Amanda Starr says

    The three that really stand out to me are; Chewy Brownie Cookies, Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies…yes I love chocolate haha :)

  8. says

    The cookies and cream fudge looks divine in your pics, but the Peanut Butter Fudgy Bars look perfect to me – my very favorite flavor combo!

  9. Margot C says

    Wow, it’s like a cookie party kit! I’d like to make those Jam Filled Pecan Snowballs (I am a show-off).

  10. Cindi says

    The Brown Sugar Cookies would be the cookies that
    I would make first…
    Thanks, Cindi

  11. Stephanie Phelps says

    I would love to make the Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies

  12. Sarah says

    I already bought ingredients for the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies, and the Black Forest oatmeal cookies look yummy, too!

  13. Sunnymay says

    Cookies and Cream Fudge looks just like it sounds and would taste yummy. My mom created a recipe for a chocolate chip bar cookie which has applesauce to cut the fat, but a crunchy topping with crushed corn flakes, brown sugar and butter to make a crumbly mix to add on top before baking. The Cookie Party has some great tips and I find that everybody wants recipes, so have them on cards to hand out.

  14. Jennifer T. says

    I’d love to make the Coco-Scotch Delights.

  15. Evelyn Goettner says

    I’d love to try the italian lemon drop cookies. My husband and I love anything lemon!

  16. Dana Holland-Norris says

    The Lemon Drop cookies are right up my alley! I’m a sucker for anything citrus!

  17. says

    I think I just gained 10 pounds looking at all those cookies! Yummy, I would love to make the peppermint dipped chocolate cookies.

  18. Joan Boor says

    I’m thinkin those Italian Lemon Cookies sound pretty yummy. I love anything lemon.