Friday, November 29, 2013

Cookie Exchange

Today I’m hosting a cookie exchange here on the blog. It’s not your average cookie exchange. In fact, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

 Cookie Exchange -

Good news: you don’t have to bake a bunch of cookies to attend.
Bad news: if you want to end up with a pile of cookies, you’re going to have to bake them yourself.
Good news: I’ve got 26 cookie and bar choices at this party and links to all of the recipes.
Bad news: due to the proximity restrictions, this exchange is going to have to be BYOB.
Good news: you don’t have to dress up to attend. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your couch.

So here they are, 20 cookies from the Baking In A Tornado archives. Hope you find some options you love.

Cinnamon Ginger Cookies -              Hidden Peppermint Patties -     

            Hidden Peppermint Patties                                              Cinnamon Ginger Cookies    

Strawberry peek-a-boos -              Chocolate and Strawberry Pinwheel Cookies -                                                        
    Chocolate and Strawberry Pinwheel Cookies                                  Strawberry Peek-a-Boos

Tornado cookies -                    Lemon Drop Cookies -                                                          
                        Lemon Drop Cookies                                                        Tornado Cookies

Confetti Slice and Bake Cookies -              Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Meringues -                                                             
Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Meringues                         Confetti Slice and Bake Cookies

                      My Mom's Sugar Cookies -                               Cut Out Sugar Cookies -
                     My Mom's Sugar Cookies                                  (Cut Out) Sugar Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies -                White Chocolate Almond Cookies -                                                                   
         White Chocolate Almond Cookies                             Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Giant Everything Cookie -                        Butterscotch Slice and Bake -                                                                            
             Butterscotch Slice and Bake Cookies                             Giant Everything Cookie

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -                     Triple chocolate cookies -                                                                  
                 Triple Chocolate Cookies                                               Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate Fluffernutter Cookies -                      DoodleWay Cookies -                                                              
                           Doodle Ways                                         Chocolate Fluffernutter Cookies

Pretzel Rolo Cookies -
Chocolate Almond Biscotti -
                                       Pretzel Rolo Cookies                                         Chocolate Almond Biscotti

 And 6 Bars:

Choc-Oat Chip Cheesecake Bars -
         Eggnog toffee squares -                            

          Eggnog Toffee Squares                          Choc-Oat Chip Cheesecake Bars

Raspberry  Lemon Bars -                Butterfingers brownies -                                                   
                   Butterfingers Brownies                                  Raspberry Lemon Bars

Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake Bars -                Chocolare Mint Bars -                                                
                Chocolate Mint Bars                                            Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake Bars

If you make  some of my recipes and want to share, feel free to post a picture to my Facebook Page. I love seeing them.


  1. These look awesome!!! My daughter is the baker in my house...I forget key ingredients like sugar and eggs...and I burn half of it too. Ugh. So much better with a stovetop! But my daughter makes great cookies so I will share these with her!

  2. The pictures alone are making me wish I baked. In fact, screw it! There are recipes here I can (try to) follow &, if all else fails, I've been meaning to install a fire extinguisher anyway. I'll organize that before I get started.

    1. Cookies really are pretty easy to make. Hope you decide to give some a try.

  3. Ahhhhh! My mind has just been blown! I love to bake over the holidays and these are wonderful new recipes for me! I have your fluffernutter ones printed out and will be making them at Christmas, but my youngest hates anything with peanuts or p/b (what a goob!) so I need one he'll enjoy and I'll find one from this list fer sher! So fun, Karen! Love it!

  4. I wish I could move in with you! These all look so amazing! I would need to be on the treadmill every day!

    Love anything with peanut butter. Strawberry peek a boos look delish.

    Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

    1. Glad I had a few peanut butter options for you. And the Strawberry peek-a-boos really are good. Maybe you should start at the top and work your way down to the end.

  5. Oh, my word! They all look so good, even though I'm still stuffed from Thanksgiving! The fluffernutter cookies are my favorite, and will be first on my list to make. Thank you, Karen!

    1. In retrospect this might not have been the best day to post my Cookie Exchange. I'm still pretty stuffed myself.

  6. I LOVE your cookie collection. So many from which to choose!!

  7. They look so nice Karen and I can see myself expanding around the waistline already. I must admit, I'm rubbish at baking so I don't do it often, but I'll no doubt have a go, but I can assure you that the end result will look nothing like yours. Thanks for the recipes and have a wonderful weekend.

    1. If you're not great a baking, cookies are a good place to start, they really aren't all that difficult. Now decorating a cake, that scares me!

  8. I'm lovin' the variety of cookies, Karen! The eggnog toffee are calling my name!

    1. You picked a great one if you're going to try one of these recipes. I LOVE the Eggnog Toffee Squares.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, we love cookies. I'm always trying new ones.

  10. These all look so awesome! Going to try at least some of the recipes

  11. OMGOSH!! I think I gained 10 lbs just looking at them!!! I can't wait to try some out!! :D
    THANK YOU!!!!

  12. Oh my goodness! I want to try most of them! the tornado one made me think of your blog name! I shouldn't show this to hubby because he's going to start getting ideas! All I have in the fridge right now are normal chocolate chip! lol

    1. You certainly can try most of them, all you have to do is bake them, LOL.


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