We met last week for our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange. We always visit and enjoy a few of our treats along with hot cider. This is a glimpse of my new stamping area in our new house. I'll show more photos later since I am still settling in!
This cookie exchange is easy because we only have to make 1/2 dozen per person. We had 12 people participate so each had 6 dozen assorted cookies for our holiday events. And we really have some fabulous bakers that do this each year too.
I forgot to take a close-up of the cookies, but here is one table full before we divided them up. Some bring theirs in tins or paper plates or even homemade boxes.
I made 'stamped' cookies of course! I used a great recipe called 'Grandma's Shorbread Cookies'.
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
Combine the dry ingredients and blend in the butter. I did use a mixer but the recipe says not to overmix. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and use the cookie press to stamp the design in the dough. Bake at 300 for 15 minutes or just until the edges start to brown.
And here is how I packaged them up. I added 6 stamped cookies in a large clear cello bag and tied it closed with ribbon. I then added stamped, punched tags that say 'made just for you'. This stamp is in the Creatively Yours set.
Here are the Holiday Sweet Pressed cookie stamps I used for my cookies. IThey're an add-on to the Holiday mini catalog. But guess what! It's also in the upcoming Occasions mini catalog and there is a new set of 3 stamps for Spring too!