Monday, December 17, 2012

A Cookie Exchange

On Sunday I participated in a cookie exchange.  This one was for charity and we raised a good amount of money for children's cancer through the OXO and GLAD Bake a Difference.  If you have a cookie exchange coming up before the holidays, make sure to register your event.  More information can be found here:

I opted to make Chocolate Chip Nutella Candy Cane Cookies.
Recipe originally from Oh Joy!

2-1/4 c. unsifted flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. Nutella
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. crushed candy canes

Approximately 4 dozen


1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Crush candy canes.  Recommend using plastic bag.  Make sure to not crush the candy canes too much, or the cookies will be too sugary.


3. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt; set aside.

4. Beat butter and Nutella with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy.

5. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until incorporated.

6. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. 

7. Stir in chocolate chips and candy cane pieces.

8. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet or Silpat liner.


 9. Bake 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

Joy posted some great packaging ideas on her original post too. Check them out at the same page.

Just for fun, here was Henry's reaction to me baking up a storm for the cookie exchange:


  1. These look delicious!!! I think I'll try this recipe today!

    Love from South Africa

  2. The cookies look great! x

  3. haha i like the before and after pictures of the smashed up candy canes. Your dog is ADORABLE. I love how one of his tooth is poking out on the side.

    1. Haha, those pictures were my husband's doing. He's the reason that we know not to over-crush them... because he was a little overzealous when I made my test batch. :) But I think he enjoyed helping and then he took the pictures!
      Thanks for the comment about Henry. It's funny, sometimes he just has one tooth stick out and other times both do... :)

  4. Those look so yum and I love those slipmats! They are the best. Thanks for sharing your recipe and thanks for visiting my blog.

    A Little Dash of Darling

    1. Thanks! Yes, the mats for the cookie sheets are fantastic. Definitely didn't know what I was missing before!

  5. This looks so yummy! :))


  6. Those cookies look yummy and your dog is adorable! Such a cutie!

  7. stop it... these look too gooooooddd... mmm..

    xo Inna

  8. Those cookies look delish!! And your Pup is adorable! And Ps. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently!

    Lauren | My Polished Side Blog

  9. ahhhh yum <3
    the captions with your dog is so cute!

  10. So first of all those cookies look DELICIOUS! Second of all, thank you for giving back & raising money for Kids with cancer. Very sweet of you!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

    1. Thanks! It's a great cause, and if you do a cookie exchange this year or next, please register your event!

  11. Replies
    1. They were fun to make for the holidays. If you make them, would love to know how they turn out.

  12. Yum, those cookies look delicious.
    Fun post!
    Stop by my blog.

    <3 Paris


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