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Holiday Cookie Exchange

Total Time - Varies by recipe / Makes 1-4 dozen Servings

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Holiday Cookie Exchange

Linzer Cookies

1 package sugar cookie dough (14–16 oz)
3/4 cup raspberry jam, divided
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  1. Bake cookies following package instructions. Let stand 5–6 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon jam over bottom of 12 cookies; top each with a second cookie. Sprinkle sugar over top of cookies and serve.

Total Time: 45 minutes, Active Time: 10 minutes  (Makes 1 dozen)

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Peppermint Melt-Away Cookies

cooking spray
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
large zip-top bag
1 cup starlight mints (or candy canes), finely crushed
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box white cake mix (15–18 oz), divided
1 cup white chocolate morsels

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheet(s) with spray.
  • Cut cream cheese and butter into small pieces; place in large bowl to soften.
  • Crush mints in zip-top bag using meat mallet.
  1. Add to cream cheese and butter: egg, vanilla, and one-half of the cake mix. Mix with electric mixer 1–2 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Stir in remaining half of cake mix, morsels, and 1/2 cup mints until blended. Place remaining 1/2 cup mints in shallow bowl.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and press tops of dough into mints. Place on baking sheets, mint side up and 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 10–12 minutes or until lightly browned and center is barely set. Let stand 3–4 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool. Serve.

Total Time: 1 hour, Active Time: 30 minutes  (Makes 4 dozen)

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Chocolate Truffle Bars

aluminum foil
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 box devil’s food cake mix (15–18 oz)
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 13- x 9-inch baking dish with foil.
  • Melt butter in microwave or on stovetop.
  1. Combine in large bowl: butter, cake mix, egg, and vanilla. Blend with electric mixer 1–2 minutes or until crumbly. Transfer 1 cup of mixture to medium bowl; stir in nuts and 1 cup morsels; set aside.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly into baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Place in small saucepan: remaining 1 cup morsels and condensed milk. Cook and stir on low heat 2–3 minutes or until smooth; pour over crust.
  4. Top with nut mixture; bake 20–25 minutes or until topping is firm to the touch. Let stand 30–40 minutes or until completely cooled. Remove foil from baking dish and cut into bars. Serve.

Total Time: 90 minutes, Active Time: 20 minutes  (Makes 2 dozen.)

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Shopping List

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Add to your grocery list 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
Add to your grocery list 1 package (14-16 oz) sugar cookie dough

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
Add to your grocery list 1 box (15-18 oz) devil's food cake mix
Add to your grocery list 3/4 cup raspberry jam
Add to your grocery list 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Add to your grocery list 1 cup starlight mints (or candy canes)
Add to your grocery list 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add to your grocery list 1 box (15-18 oz) white cake mix
Add to your grocery list 1 cup white chocolate morsels

From Your Pantry
Add to your grocery list aluminum foil
Add to your grocery list cooking spray
Add to your grocery list 2 large eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup + 6 tbsp unsalted butter

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Aprons Advice

  • Offer a selection of snacks to enjoy during a cookie exchange with platters from the Publix Deli such as mini sandwiches, fruit and cheese, or bite-size veggies.
  • If you're going to be busy baking cookies, plan to pick up a quick and easy meal from the Publix Deli.
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