It’s coming up to that glorious time of year where we all get in the kitchen and start baking. Well I have some easy Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes for you that you’ll really like~! These are Christmas Drop Cookies and they’re a big hit here in the Mid-Atlantic region and with kids.
My daughter Samantha is always in the kitchen with me. She’s 6 years old now and she shares that same love of cooking and baking that I do! So, it’s important to me to have easy recipes that also look pretty too. Well this cookie exchange recipe is simple and fun and tastes scrumptious – I promise!
We had 2 fun filled days of baking – we did some with the red and green candy drops and some with the chocolate candy drops.
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup (2 sticks)Butter
- 1-1/2 cups Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2-1/3 Cups Flour (I used 1/2 regular flour & 1/2 self rising because I ran out of regular flour)
- Candy Melts
Red Sheer Ribbons (no glitter)
Treat rounds (to place the cookies on)
NOTE: (I used 1/2 regular flour & 1/2 self rising because I ran out of regular flour, if you use all regular flour you’ll need to add 1 tsp baking soda)
Mix your eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add in your flour slowly until you have it all well mixed.
Roll your dough in a ball (If you are the type of baker that liked things very uniform you may like a cookie dough scoop) I just like to eye mine.
Drop balls on your ungreased cookie sheet then press in a candy drop in the center (lightly pressing down – not too far)
Allow to cool then stack and add a ribbon! (or just use a treat kit here)