About 3 years ago we started a tradition that has quickly become a family favorite, our annual cookie baking party. All us girls get together in mid-December each year to bake & exchange cookies. We all show up at the hosts' house in the early afternoon with a cookie recipe, necessary ingredients, an empty plate and a bottle of our favorite wine. We spend all day baking, laughing, chatting and sipping on wine before finishing off the day with dinner, which usually happens to be pizza. And then that evening we all get to go home with a full plate of freshly baked cookies and an empty bottle of wine. It's one of my favorite Christmas activities each year with my family, and this year was no exception.
10 girls. 1 husband. 3 generations. 1 oven. 1 KitchenAid. 7 bottles of wine. 17 kinds of cookies. 8 hours. And 12 plates of cookies to be taken home.
My two recipes this year were Malted Chocolate Chip & White Chocolate Coconut. One of the best parts about this is the diversity of cookie recipes we all bring. My Grandma, for instance, always brings an old family traditional cookie recipe, while us younger girls bring newer, more daring recipes.