Winter Cookie Exchange

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is officially the beginning of the Christmas season. I have been working on a few Christmas-themed blog posts over the last few weeks and have had the house decorated since the beginning of November. I promise I’m not usually one of those people who decorates for Christmas before Thanksgiving… Lucky for me, I have great friends that are willing to dust off their holiday attire and humor my crazy by joining me in a Cookie Exchange a little early in the season (thanks guys). We had a great time watching Elf, eating cookies, assembling gift bags, and getting in the Christmas spirit in the middle of November. I set up two separate areas for the party — a cookie buffet so that we could all taste and vote on the cookies that everyone had brought and gift assembly area for guests to put together their goodie bags. Click here to see the full set. For the tasting buffet, I decided to play around with the idea of milk and cookies and give it a bit of an adult twist. I checked out a few milk-based cocktails and opted to make something special just for the night. While I was experimenting, I noticed...

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