Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cookie Exchange 2010

It's cookie exchange time again. My talented neighbor Jacki hosts this event every year and it's fabulous. Jacki is an awesome cook. I've often told her that she can feel free to cater my life!

Sorry I don't have picture from that evening. My camera decided to get the flu.

About a month ago I purchased one of Martha Stewart's seasonal magazines and it was filled with really cool cookie recipes. I was determined to create something different this year. That didn't happen. For some reason I fell back on my old favorite, the Butter Cookie Snowflakes.

Here's a picture of what they look like.

Imagine 12 dozen of these lining my countertops. And, although I really hate math, let's do the math!!

12 dozen cookies - 12 x 12 = 144

That's a gross of cookies.

42 swipes of the icing on each cookie.

42 x 144 = 6,048 total swipes.

At least I think that's correct. Math has never been my strong point.

That's alot of swipes. Surpringly, it's very relaxing to me. You clear you mind and just work with the pastry bag.

Here's the recipe in case you want to try them yourself.


The cookie cutter was from Wilton a couple of years ago. There are snowflake cookie cutters available everywhere. Have fun and make some memories.


Pat said...

I am, also, off to an annual cookie exchange this afternoon and so looking forward to the variety of cookies that are shared. My cookie is the Quaker Oats oatmeal cookie to which I double the vanilla and they are "oh so good"! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Vee said...

I tried. I first wrote "I tired" and that's really more like it. I even wrote a post about it last Christmas. Although not very talented at math, I am very talented at being able to figure out the math for all those swipes. Nope. Yours sure are pretty, though.

Karen Deborah said...

I think you made enough to share just pass the plate.