After trying six, yes six (I may or may not have declined to post a few flops on here), I have finally settled on a recipe that I think is a definite winner for the cookie exchange. Now I can’t wait! Bring it on, ladies. I’m not even going to try to compete in the best presentation category, though, because one of my cousins, such as Brittany, usually take that prize home. I don’t know where they find the time or ideas for such amazing displays.

I’ve decided I’m not going to post the recipe until after the exchange (yes, it’s that big of a deal), but feel free to try out any of the cookie exchange recipes I’ve posted on here. Yeah, go nuts! There all awesome, I just happen to LOVE the recipe I tried over the weekend. I will say, the thumbprints were a very, very close second.

Here are the recipes I’ve tried:

Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

These chocolate chip mint cookies are also delightful!

I also recommend this lemon bar recipe (you don’t have to dye the crust green, though :-P). I actually won with it already one year!

Happy baking, I’ll see you next weekend! 🙂