30 Nov

Holiday :: Cane Cane Themed Cookie Exchange

Minty and fresh. Candy Canes are a universal sign for the holidays. This is a mood board designed for a host(ess) with the mostess. S/he wants to invite friends over for a red and white striped theme for a cookie exchange. Gather your favorite recipe for this sweet themed party. Don’t forget to bring a glass of cold milk (or hot chocolate spiked with schnapps).

candy cane cookie exchange

Rin Tin Tin: Pack your guests goodies in this festive storage tin. Or check out your local craft store or dollar store for affordable storage containers. (Ikea;$8)

Cup of Joe:  Bright and cheery red and white stripes had a punch of style to your warm drinks. (Crate & Barrel; $5)

Rosey Posey: Fresh and vibrant roses make this easy centerpeice a sweet choice. Line candy canes to add festiveness to your fleurs. Simple DIY directions are available from My Eco Chic Wedding.

Tagged: These tags are multi-functional. Use them for gift tags, coasters or place settings. Or use them to label the cookie options to help your guests from guessing the goods. (Adonai Jayde; $3)

Cut it Out: Affordable favors can be found at your local craft store for about a dollar or less. Wrap up with a thick satin ribbon and tie off with a candy cane tag (above) for a simple favor that will be used for next year’s cookie exchange.

Sweet Treats

Peppermint Brownie: A soft and chewy brownie topped with luscious chocolate ganache topped with a smooth-as-glass peppermint frosting.

Chocolate Crinkles:  Pulled from a local Portland food blog, Bread & Honey featured these little treats last year. I’ve made them several times since and they are always a hit. Thick chewy chocolate cookies that are dusted with powdered sugar. What more could you ask for? Stuff the cookies and make a decadent sandwich. Mmmm.

Mexican Wedding Cakes: One of my favorite recipes that have always find a place in my tummy. Chock full of nuts and the cookie is beyond buttery and delicious. Try this recipe for a no-fail attempt to a classic cookie.


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