Have you ever attended a Holiday Cookie Exchange? It’s a great excuse for a Holiday get together with family and friends, and everyone gets to leave with some delicious desserts!
I found THE cutest recipe on NABISCO’s Pinterest Holiday Cookie Swap Board for some delicious Melting Snowman Cookie Balls that combined cream cheese and OREO cookies that I knew would be the perfect hit at a Holiday Cookie Exchange, so I set to work to see how easy they were to create… GREAT NEWS! They are NOT hard. Even for a non-baker like myself.
All you need is 5 ingredients and some decorating icing:
(Please avert your eyes from the gel coloring – as you can tell, I accidentally bought the wrong ‘icing” – just keeping it real!)
- One package OREOS
- One Package Mini OREOS
- Three packages white melting chocolates or chocolate chips
- One package 8 oz Cream Cheese, Brick, Softened
- Decorating Icing or Gel
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended
- Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls; place in single layer in shallow pan
- Refrigerate 20 min
- Dip balls in melted coating; place in shallow waxed paper-lined pan, allowing excess coating to pool at bottom of each ball
- Decorate with a Mini OREO Hat and Icing Face
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm
- Keep refrigerated
Did you known NABISCO has whole Pinterest Boards dedicated to Holiday Recipes? Tons of great ideas to look through for the upcoming Holiday season!
You all know that I like to throw a good party! Here are a few simple tips to hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange:
- Send out your invite about 3 weeks in advance. The Holidays are a busy time, so make sure to give your guests enough notice to clear their calendar! Make sure to give clear instructions on what is expected – bake and bring x amount of cookies to share, and don’t forget to bring the recipe and cute packaging supplies!
- Keep the number of invitees manageable. The point of a cookie swap is for attendees to bake enough cookies that each person leaves with a cookie from each person, plus some extra for sampling AT the party! If you invite 75 people, that’s a LOT of cookies to make.
- Decide on the cookies to bake. Try to plan with your attendees to avoid cookie duplication! A private Facebook group set-up prior to the party could help with this!
- Set up a Cookie Table. Set up a table where everyone can place their cookies when they arrive. Add blank tent cards that people can fill in with their cookie info and their name for identification purposes.
- Set up a Wrapping Table. Set up a boxing station where all the cookies can be packaged up! You can provide the packaging, or ask your attendees to bring some along. White boxes, sweets bags, plates with doilies, ribbon and gift tags are a few fun ways to package these sweets. Attendees can then gift the cookies, or just bring them home in style.
- Party Atmosphere. Don’t forget to set the party mood with a little festive music, hot cocoa and other Holiday snacks.
And feel free to download my Holiday Time is Together Time 8×10 print! Frame it and place it on the table as a fun piece of decor!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of NABISCO. The opinions and text are all mine.