2 Cookie Exchange Recipes & another giveaway!

First off, two recipes to catch up for the day I missed.  A friend brought this recipe to one of my cookie exchanges and it was a hit!









1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 eg

1 tsp vanilla

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup raspberry jam

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


Beat butter at medium speed until creamy.  Gradually add sugar,then egg and vanilla beat well.  Combine dry ingredients, gradually add them to the butter mixture, beating well.  Shape into ball and chill for about 2 hours.  Roll into 12×9 rectangle on wax paper.  Combine coconut, jame and nuts and spread to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Roll up, starting at long end.  Pinch seam to seal.  Wrap in waxed paper and freeze until firm.  Slice into 1/4 slices and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


Here’s one I made one year…it’s alittle more work than some, but it’s well worth it!  This is a homemade version of the popular Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies.


Milano cookies by Crazy Horse 77.

12 tbsp butter, softened

2-1/2 cups powdered sugar

6 egg whites

2 tbsp vanilla

2 tbsp lemon extract

1-1/2 cups flour

cookie filling, recipe follows


1/2 cup heavy cream

8 oz semisweet chocoate, chopped

1 orange, zested (optional)
Cream the butter in mixer, then add in sugar.  Add egg whites gradually and then mix in the vanilla and lemon extracts.  Add the flour and mix until just incorporated.  Place batter into piping bag.  With a small round piping tip (1/4 inch round), pipe 1″ sections of batter onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing them 2′ apart.  Bake at 350 for 10 mintutes or until light golden brown around the edges.  Let cool on the pan. 

Prepare cookie filling by placing cream into a small saucepan over medium heat.  Heat just until it starts to boil.  Remove from heat and pour hot cream over chocolate in a bowl.  Whisk to melt chocolate, add zest and blend well.  Set aside to cool -it will thicken as it cools.

Spread a thin amount of filling onto the flat side of a cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of a second cookie on top.  Repeat with reamainder of cookies.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.



And I told you I had another givaway link.  The lady over at Grosgain has ANOTHER giveaway, this time for a Custom Watercolor Painting of your child!  The paintings are amazing…she even adds the catchligths in the eyes!  This would be great for their bedroom’s, or a great gift for grandma!  Be sure to enter for this great prize!


4 thoughts on “2 Cookie Exchange Recipes & another giveaway!

  1. I REALLY want to do a cookie exchange with the Ladies in my Bible study group this year, and your recipes look divine! 🙂

    By the way, I am having a giveaway over on my blog, I would love for you to come check it out! 🙂

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