Sunday, December 6, 2015

SLPs Love Cookies! A Virtual Christmas Exchange

My friend Annie over at Doyle Speechworks came up with the fantastic idea of a virtual cookie exchange. Who doesn't love getting together with your girlfriends and  swapping cookies, stories and a lot of laughs?

http://doylespeechworks.blogspot.com/2015/12/christmas-cookie-exchange-linky-style.html


It just so happens that yesterday I did just that - in person. Hosted by my friend (and her Mom) who teaches an integrated preschool class, she had tons of great ideas. Charlie Brown's Christmas theme:  how cute!

 Twenty-two women brought 6 dozen cookies to share and taste-test. 

Sugar overload! Everyone made six dozen cookies, all the same recipe. We chopped up one dozen to taste and judge. Best-tasting, Best Christmas theme, Best overall. There was candy too.

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap- maple bacon shortbread and a delicious linky too! www.speechsproutstherapy.com


Delicious fun. I was definitely sensing a theme as they announced the winners: Chocolate, chocolate! (Note for next year)

 Here's what I brought to the party:

These little guys have big maple and bacon flavor- yum! They didn't really need dressing up,  but you could add a little "snow" and give them a thin coating of icing to make them white if you like.

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap- maple bacon shortbread and a delicious linky too! www.speechsproutstherapy.com

Want the recipe? 

Just save the recipe image to your computer and print.

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap- maple bacon shortbread and a delicious linky too! www.speechsproutstherapy.com

Each participant brought baggies filled with three cookies each and popped them in these cute take-home goodie bags that were ready for us. We even got pages for our cumulative recipe books. This is the third year I have attended, and we get the recipe pack each year, so it's growing!

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap- maple bacon shortbread and a delicious linky too! www.speechsproutstherapy.com

Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap- maple bacon shortbread and a delicious linky too! www.speechsproutstherapy.com

Love Cookies? Be sure to  hop over to Doyle Speech Works and read more great posts with recipes in a delicious virtual cookie swap.

Here's hoping your Christmas will be sweet and merry!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, BACON cookies. My son will love these! Wonderful recipe. Thank you so much for linking up. I think I'm going to compile all our recipes in a notebook and add to it each year!

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    1. Sounds like a great idea, Sweet SLP Cookies! The men in my house will eat ANYTHING with Bacon in it! They taste a bit to me like bacon covered with maple syrup when you have pancakes. Mmmmm.

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  2. That sounds like such a fun time! The cookies sound interesting; I don't think I've ever heard of putting bacon in cookies!

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    1. I know it sounds strange Mary, but it's really good!

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  3. My husband thinks everything tastes better with bacon so I may be adding this awesome cookie recipe to my list this year! And your cookie exchange looks like so much fun!

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  4. I kind of agree Rose Ann, bacon makes everything better!

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