Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

For a party with only six people, we sure had a lot of cookies.

We also, you know, had a veggie platter and some cheese and crackers to round everything out. 😉

But let me back up for a moment. My apartment has never looked so pretty, both clean and decorated for the holidays, so I just want to show it off for a moment.

And here’s Douglas, all dressed up for the holidays.

What a show-off.

Anyway, Melissa came first, and Mark and I had such a nice time getting to know her better. She is seriously such a sweetheart. Soon after, Katherine, Amanda and Andy joined. The party had begun! Naturally, the first thing we had to do was take pictures. 😉

Here’s a list of the cookie offerings:

  • Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (made by Mark – recipe coming soon)
  • S’mores Cookies (made by Mark – recipe coming soon)
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Dough Balls (made by me, simply adding mint chips to Diana’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls recipe)
  • Almond Cinnamon Cookies (made by me – recipe coming soon)
  • Peppermint Oreo Bark (made by Melissa)
  • Lemon & Strawberry Whipper Snappers (made by Melissa)
  • Peanut Butter Cookies (made by Katherine)
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (made by Andy and Amanda)

Not to play favorites or anything, but I was kind of in love with Melissa’s Peppermint Oreo Bark.

However, I can safely say (after trying at least a part of every single kind of cookie – yes, seriously, although some of those taste tests were done the night before) that all of the cookies were amazing. It’s so great doing a food event with other food bloggers because everybody knows what they’re doing in the kitchen!

A sneak peak at the cookies Mark and I made (with recipes to come)…

Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Almond Cinnamon Cookies:

S’mores Cookies:

And Mint Chocolate Chip Dough Balls (though there will be no recipe for these on KWH… just visit Diana’s recipe):

There was lots of chatting and laughter to be had for hours.

(I swear I was happier than I look…)

One of the funniest moments of the evening is when Mark (the designated photographer) was taking pictures of everyone and got behind the tree to get the best angle. Melissa caught him doing this on her camera, so this is his picture of her taking a picture of him (did you catch that?) You can even see the tree in the foreground.

It’s like he’s a blogger in the making…

Group picture time!

My favorite thing about blogging is the amazing friends that come with it. 🙂

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8 responses to “Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

  1. aaaah cooookies! i am such a cookie monster. probably a good thing i didn’t come b/c my cookies would’ve been a mess compared to all those lovely creations.

  2. your place looked great! It was such a fun time. Mark is so sweet to take a group pic!

    I love how we are matching. It’s a sign that we are both awesome!

  3. ah, so much fun…i wish we all didnt’ have to work and ya know, money grew on trees so we could just hang out all the time. but i bet you’d get tired of me. hahahaha!

    Thanks again for hosting! you and mark were great! The door is always open for a mountain visit when you want! just let me know!

  4. Mark

    too bad the only picture I took that was actually in focus was the one of Andy! I blame the dim lighting and blurry contacts

  5. Everything about the cookie exchange was amazing. Lets do it again. Or do something else.

  6. LOVE your dough ball variation! Thanks so much for including my recipe in your fabulous cookie party! 🙂

  7. What a fun gathering! You all look like a HLB Christmas card! 🙂 But you would have to include a snapshot of the cookies with the group photo to be a true HLB card.

    So bummed I missed this! Darn Texas!

  8. So sad I missed it! Looks like it was awesome!

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