Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies ~ Ultimate Easy Recipe

  This week I'm joining my Ambitious-Cookie-Making blogger friend Stephanie, of The Cookie A Day Challenge, in her new weekly Cookie Blog Hop.  Hopefully she doesn't kick me off the linky list as soon as she catches wind of the baking blasphemy to follow... I love to bake, especially with my 7 year old daughter, who is quite the measuring whiz.  And when it comes to baked goods, I usually prefer to make things from scratch. But after 3 or 4 attempts at making Peanut Butter Blossoms (peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's kiss in the middle), using various cookie recipes, I was discouraged that they didn't taste as good as some I had tried. I wanted cookie perfection.  Really, the peanut butter and chocolate combination demands it.  My search continued. A Time and a Place for a Cookie Mix Until, as a new blogger last year, I participated in a "Cookie Exchange" promotion by Hershey's.  One set of fancy, pre-printed pack of recipe cards with Hershey's creations later ... … [Read more...]

Ever Tried a Cookie Exchange Party?

I enjoy an excuse to invite girlfriends over on a Saturday afternoon, and about once a year I host some sort of home sales party as an excuse to do so.  The downside being, you know there are always some people who don't feel comfortable with the sales aspect of such situations, so they end up staying home and missing out on the fun of visiting and eating treats with your friends.Enter the cookie exchange party!  I recently saw an offer on Hershey's newly launched Cookie Headquarters Website that you could enter to host a cookie exchange party.  So I gave it a shot.  This is the supply pack I received from them.Cookie making ingredients, recipe card and pastry box party favors, and an apron for me! I love this idea.  Make a few of your favorite cookies or bars, then get together with friends to visit and trade goodies - and everyone leaves with a fun, tasty assortment of treats!  I know this is something … [Read more...]