It seems like many people have some sort of Christmas tradition that involves baking. So many cookies are made, given out and eaten. A friend/coworker and I decided to take a fun twist on the cookie exchange party and host a Christmas Baking Night with the other ladies from our office. It turned out to be a HUGE hit, they all wanted to make it a yearly tradition. Here is a run down of our party.
The hosts supplied all of the baking staples ie flour, sugar, butter etc. Each guest was responsible for bringing the rest of the ingredients needed to bake there item of choice, like chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter etx. Each person also had to bring a copy of the recipe for each guest, so we left with not only a few of each cookie, but also the instructions so we could make them again whenever we wanted.
Our group ended up with quite the variety of extravagant treats, cinnamon ornaments, cream filled tortilla wraps, mini cheesecakes, dark chocolate mint crackle cookies and peanut butter chocolate fudge pinwheels.
We gathered after work, ate a quick dinner of take out pizza, all changed into our pajamas and got right to baking. It was a really fun way to hang out and share some family traditions all while enjoying the Christmas music playing in the background. There may have been some dancing and singing into spatulas involved as well.
And just for fun because I am well me, I decided it would be fun to make everyone Christmas aprons for the event. They turned out quite good if I do say so. The girls all LOVED them and I have to give a huge thanks to my mom who helped me a TON with them over Thanksgiving break. And just for fun if you ever do something similar you can follow this link and find tons of printable recipe cards, just to class it up a bit.
Just in case you were looking for one more event to plan around the holidays I highlya baking night!