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.

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 }

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 }

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 }

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.

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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!

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

Oh, the cranberry walnut oatmeal cookies look so delicious!

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

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

I’d like to make some frosted sugar cookies

I want to try the Chewy Red Raspberry Bars.

I will be trying the italian lemon drop cookies.

I’d make Chewy Red Raspberry Bars

I would love to try to make Harvest Apple Streusel Squares

The molasses cookies!

The magic cookie bars look delicious!

I want to make the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies!

I would love to try Italian Lemon Drop Cookies recipe

I’d love to try the lemon drop cookies!

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

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!

Spiced Apple Drop Cookies

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

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

The Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies look amazing!

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.

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

I would love to make the fudge:)

italian lemon drop cookies

I’d like to make brown sugar cookies.

I would like to make the Brown sugar cookies.

I would like to make the Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies for sure!

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

The Chocolate Raspberry Treats look wonderful!

I like the peanut butter and pinwheels.

The chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies look great!

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

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

Thank you.

Chocolate Crackled Cookies

I would love to try chewy brownie cookies

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 :)

Frosted sugar cookies!

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies…I love lemon!!!

I’d make the classic Molasses

http://www.hostacookieparty.com/recipes/showstopper-cookies/classic-molasses-cookies

I want to try the Almond Tea Cookies

Caramel Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

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!

The double chocolate cookies

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies look yummy!

I would like to make: Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Thanks!

Nancy

Cookies ‘n Cream Fudge

I’d make the chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies.

The italian lemon drop sound delicious.

Italian Lemon Drop cookies sound interesting.

Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies

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

The Brown Sugar Cookies would be the cookies that

I would make first…

Thanks, Cindi

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Brown Sugar Cookies for my family

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

The Chewy Brownie Cookies sound delish!

The Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies sound really yummy

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

look really good!!

fudge filled pb cookies, yummmmy!

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

I would like to make the cookies and cream fudge.

The cookies and cream fudge looks amazing

Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies look good!

Brown Sugar Cookies!

The Double Chocolate Cookies

I’d love to make the Coco-Scotch Delights

Classic Thumbprint Cookies look amazing!

Thank you for this great giveaway :)

I would really like to make the Brown Sugar Cookies

I want to make the Cookies n Cream Fudge!

jam and hazelnut cookies.

I would love to make these-

http://www.hostacookieparty.com/recipes/chocolate-cookies/fudge-filled-irresistible-peanut-butter-cookies

Cookies n Cream fudge looks so good!

I would love to try the shortbread jamwiches.

Brown Sugar cookies.

Chewy Brownie Cookies look wonderful!

I want to try the magic cookie bars!

I would love to make the Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies

I would like to make the Chocolate Raspberry Treats.

Chewy brownie cookies! YUM!

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Thanks for the contest.

The Jam and Hazelnut Cookies look yummy!

Chewy Brownie Cookies

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

I like the Chewy Brownie Cookies recipe. Thanks!

The chocolate caramel thumnprint cookies!

http://www.hostacookieparty.com/recipes/showstopper-cookies/mexican-wedding-cookies-polvorones

I would love to make Shortbread Jamwiches!

I’d like to make the Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies

I would like to make the Oatmeal Carmelitas.

Caramel Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

We are a classic Sugar Cookie Family!

want to make Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies sound divine!!!

http://www.hostacookieparty.com/recipes/chocolate-cookies/chocolate-chip-pecan-cookies

Chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.

Chocolate Crackled Cookies – I made these in high school

Id make Chocolate Crackled Cookies

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.

the cherry magic cookie bars look delicious!

I love the Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

i would like to try the mexican weddding cookies

The Strawberry Angel Cookies look yummy!

the chewy brownie cookies

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

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I would like to try the Italian Lemon Drop cookie

i’d like to make the cherry magic cookie bars

The Cookies and Cream Fudge looks amazing!

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I’d make the praline bars!

Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

Thanks

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint :)

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

Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies

i like to try the Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies Recipe.

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

cool giveaway

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

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

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

Cookies ‘n cream fudge! Looks great!

I want to make the Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies