Recipes for Hosting a Holiday Cookie Party

Tweet about this on Twitter150Share on Facebook67Pin on Pinterest617Share on Google+2Share on StumbleUpon0Email this to someone

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 HostACookieParty.com. 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.

Host a Cookie Party Cookie Tray

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.

{ get the cookies n cream fudge recipe }

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.

{ get the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies recipe }

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.

{ get the Brown Sugar Cookies recipe }

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.

GIVEAWAY

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* I was provided with a cookie party hosting package and one to give away.

Tweet about this on Twitter150Share on Facebook67Pin on Pinterest617Share on Google+2Share on StumbleUpon0Email this to someone
food family finds pinterest
  1. Oh, the cranberry walnut oatmeal cookies look so delicious!

  2. I’d like to make the Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies.

  3. maureen says:

    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

  4. chadro says:

    I’d like to make some frosted sugar cookies

  5. Holly B says:

    I want to try the Chewy Red Raspberry Bars.

  6. keisha l says:

    I will be trying the italian lemon drop cookies.

  7. Jessie C. says:

    I’d make Chewy Red Raspberry Bars

  8. D SCHMIDT says:

    I would love to try to make Harvest Apple Streusel Squares

  9. The molasses cookies!

  10. The magic cookie bars look delicious!

  11. Tracy Robertson says:

    I want to make the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies!

  12. Theresa J says:

    I would love to try Italian Lemon Drop Cookies recipe

  13. Lysabeth says:

    I’d love to try the lemon drop cookies!

  14. The Classic Thumbprint Cookies are beautiful and I can’t wait to make them!

  15. 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!

  16. Spiced Apple Drop Cookies

  17. Cat, those brown sugar cookies look to die for! Making them tomorrow – can’t wait!

  18. Marina says:

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

  19. Lisa Brown says:

    The Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies look amazing!

  20. I’m going to make the Brown Sugar Cookies because they look relatively simple. I would rather win the cookies you baked then the ingredients to bake them myself…lol.

  21. Daniela Tapia says:

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

  22. Deana Cedar says:

    I would love to make the fudge:)

  23. jules p says:

    italian lemon drop cookies

  24. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d like to make brown sugar cookies.

  25. Misty Wotring says:

    I would like to make the Brown sugar cookies.

  26. april yedinak says:

    I would like to make the Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

  27. Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies for sure!

  28. Lori A. says:

    Oh yum!! I want to make the caramel pecan turtle cookies. :)

  29. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Chocolate Raspberry Treats look wonderful!

  30. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I like the peanut butter and pinwheels.

  31. ArcyEm says:

    The chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies look great!

  32. Christina says:

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

  33. Barbara Montag says:

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

  34. Tamara B. says:

    Chocolate Crackled Cookies

  35. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to try chewy brownie cookies

  36. 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 :)

  37. Kim Henrichs says:

    Frosted sugar cookies!

  38. Italian Lemon Drop Cookies…I love lemon!!!

  39. Eileen says:
  40. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Almond Tea Cookies

  41. Caramel Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

  42. 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!

  43. Sylvia White says:

    The double chocolate cookies

  44. stephanie says:

    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

  45. sheila musselman askins says:

    the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies look yummy!

  46. I would like to make: Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

    Thanks!
    Nancy

  47. Vickie Couturier says:

    Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge

  48. I’d make the chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies.

  49. Valerie says:

    The italian lemon drop sound delicious.

  50. Italian Lemon Drop cookies sound interesting.

  51. Jessica Beard says:

    Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies

  52. 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).

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

  54. Oatmeal Carmelitas

  55. Brown Sugar Cookies for my family

  56. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  57. The Chewy Brownie Cookies sound delish!

  58. Danielle E says:

    The Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies sound really yummy

  59. Ashley Hatten says:

    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
    look really good!!

  60. fudge filled pb cookies, yummmmy!

  61. Nataly Carbonell says:

    Ohhh I’dd like to make the Strawberry Angel cookies! Yum

  62. mary fanara coleman says:

    I would like to make the cookies and cream fudge.

  63. The cookies and cream fudge looks amazing

  64. Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies look good!

  65. Brianne says:

    Brown Sugar Cookies!

  66. Cindy Bowling says:

    The Double Chocolate Cookies

  67. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I’d love to make the Coco-Scotch Delights

  68. Classic Thumbprint Cookies look amazing!

    Thank you for this great giveaway :)

  69. Amanda Rauch says:

    I would really like to make the Brown Sugar Cookies

  70. Jessica To says:

    I want to make the Cookies n Cream Fudge!

  71. debbie says:

    jam and hazelnut cookies.

  72. Lauren says:
  73. Cookies n Cream fudge looks so good!

  74. I would love to try the shortbread jamwiches.

  75. Anika Hughes says:

    Brown Sugar cookies.

  76. Maralea says:

    Chewy Brownie Cookies look wonderful!

  77. Amy W. says:

    I want to try the magic cookie bars!

  78. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to make the Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies

  79. Tammy S says:

    I would like to make the Chocolate Raspberry Treats.

  80. Jennifer B says:

    Chewy brownie cookies! YUM!

  81. Sarah L says:

    Italian Lemon Drop Cookies
    Thanks for the contest.

  82. Wanda McHenry says:

    The Jam and Hazelnut Cookies look yummy!

  83. Kathy Artis says:

    Chewy Brownie Cookies

  84. Sarah says:

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

  85. Rochelle says:

    I like the Chewy Brownie Cookies recipe. Thanks!

  86. Sunnie says:

    The chocolate caramel thumnprint cookies!

  87. michelle riebeek says:
  88. Blessie Nelson says:

    I would love to make Shortbread Jamwiches!

  89. deb c says:

    I’d like to make the Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

  90. Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies

  91. Kristi C says:

    I would like to make the Oatmeal Carmelitas.

  92. Daiva says:

    Caramel Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

  93. Brande says:

    We are a classic Sugar Cookie Family!

  94. Cynthia R says:

    want to make Chocolate Crackled Cookies

  95. Bethany McDonnell says:

    Chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies.

  96. Gianna says:

    Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.

  97. Diane Sallans says:

    Chocolate Crackled Cookies – I made these in high school

  98. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id make Chocolate Crackled Cookies

  99. 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.

  100. Stacey B says:

    the cherry magic cookie bars look delicious!

  101. Louis says:

    I love the Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  102. laurie says:

    i would like to try the mexican weddding cookies

  103. Karen R says:

    The Strawberry Angel Cookies look yummy!

  104. Tabathia B says:

    the chewy brownie cookies

  105. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to make the Coco-Scotch Delights.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  106. I would like to try the Italian Lemon Drop cookie

  107. amber says:

    i’d like to make the cherry magic cookie bars

  108. The Cookies and Cream Fudge looks amazing!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  109. I’d make the praline bars!

  110. Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  111. Alaine says:

    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint :)

  112. Evelyn Goettner says:

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

  113. Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies

  114. Mary Somerville says:

    i like to try the Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies Recipe.

  115. I would have to go with “Grandpa Would Have Loved These Cookies” cookies :)

  116. shethy says:

    cool giveaway

  117. Dana Holland-Norris says:

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

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

  119. Joan Boor says:

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

  120. Jillie says:

    Cookies ‘n cream fudge! Looks great!

  121. Peggy says:

    I want to make the Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

  122. Ron Miller says:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies