One of my friends recently brought up the idea of hosting a little cookie exchange. I've never been to one (have you?) but I'm excited by the idea of sharing cookies and searching around for some new ideas. We have a few secret family recipes (my grandmother's chocolate chip cookies) but I'm considering trying my hand at something different. In light of this, I've rounded up a few exciting holiday-inspired cookie recipes. (And here's a few more, from Jennie's holiday cookie round-up.)
Choclate Orange Cookie Stacks from Epicurious. Described as "pastry-shop look but require astoundingly little effort." Yes, please.
Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies from Sugar Plum Blog. You had me at Nutella. And peanut butter. Also, read this blog! Or just look at the very pretty food pictures.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Bark Sandwich Cookies from Ghirardelli. Wowsa. Can you even imagine?
Mama Pea's Cookie Dough Balls. I made these last year, popped a few in cellophane bags, and tied them up with string. They are incredible and I'm giving them as gifts again this year. (Bonus -- Mama Pea's recipes are vegan.)
Of course, there's always my old standby -- the Magic Cookie Bar. Easy, delicious, makes a ton, freezes well.
What are your favorite holiday cookie exchange recipes?