Wednesday, December 9, 2015

60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes {and When It's Time to End It}

If you're looking for a winning recipe for your holiday cookie swaps, then scroll through this 
round-up of 60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes on Taste As You Go!  

Do you ever get That Feeling in your gut when you realize that what once brought you happiness now fills you with dread? You know the one... It's That Same Feeling that causes you to ask yourself repeatedly "Why am I doing this again?"

I've been trying to battle that unapologetically persistent feeling for the past few weeks by giving myself little pep talks:

"Don't give up now. You DO want to do this!" 

"Don't you remember how much you used to love doing this? Just keep going!"

"Do it one more time and you'll see -- everything will be fine. You'll feel much better once you get it over with."

But no matter how many times I tried to get excited about it, I found a reason to avoid doing it. (Thank you, Caroline.) That's when I knew it was time to end it.

With a somewhat heavy heart, I'm here to announce that this month's recipe round-up will be the last one on Taste As You Go for the foreseeable future.

When I first starting sharing round-ups with you guys, I loved picking the themes each month and collecting recipes from my fellow bloggers. But, over time, the task became exhausting and a lot less fun. As I saw it, I had two choices -- accept the status quo or change the situation.

Obviously, I'm done with the status quo. It's time for a change. I know I've said that before, but between then and now, things still haven't evolved the way I wanted them to.

Little by little, you're going to start seeing evidence of that change on this site. I thought about making the official turn in this new direction in the new year, but why wait? Waiting will only give me more time to make excuses for leaving things exactly the way they are now.

Giving Taste As You Go a refresh will help me get things back on track so I can rekindle my love for sharing stories and recipes in this space. This shift has been a long time coming, and, quite frankly, I'm looking forward to the journey.

For now, though, how about those cookie exchange recipes I promised you?

60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes

1. Almond Cloud Cookies {Gluten-Free} | Gluten Free Yumms

2. Almond Joy Cookies | Julie's Eats & Treats

3. Andes Mint Cookies | Chocolate with Grace

4. Apricot Kolaches | American Heritage Cooking

5. Beer Meringue Cookies | The Beeroness

6. Brown Butter Salted Caramel Pretzel Thumbprints | Pineapple & Coconut

7. Candy Cane No-Bake Cookies | Foxes Love Lemons

8. Caramel Thumbprint Cookies | Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

9. Cherry Pecan Cookies | American Heritage Cooking

10. Chocolate Coconut Cookies | Cravings of a Lunatic

11. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies | Spoonful of Flavor

12. Chocolate Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies | It's Yummi

13. Chocolate Raspberry Linzer Cookies | Pineapple & Coconut

14. Chocolate Stout Crinkle Cookies | The Beeroness

15. Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt and Hershey Drops | Peas and Peonies

16. Christmas Light Cookies | Fork and Beans (featured in collage)

17. Christmas M&M Cookies | What's Gaby Cooking

18. Christmasdoodles | Persnickety Plates

19. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | Peas and Peonies

20. Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies | Country Cleaver

21. Elvis Inspired Cookie Cups | Snappy Gourmet

22. Fluffy Maple Frosted Cookies | NeighborFood

23. Ginger Cookies with Christmas Ale Buttercream | Melanie Makes

24. Ginger Snaps {Paleo} | Food Faith Fitness

25. Gingerbread Cookies | One Sweet Appetite (featured in collage)

26. Gingerbread Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries | Rachel Cooks

27. Gingerdoodle Cookies | Like Mother Like Daughter

28. Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies | Cravings of a Lunatic

29. Gold Star Iced Cookies | Simply Sated

30. Hershey's Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | The Bitter Side of Sweet

31. Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar | The View From Great Island

32. Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies | I Heart Eating

33. Iced Gingerbread Men {Gluten-Free} | Snixy Kitchen

34. Iced Molasses Cookies | I Heart Eating

35. Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies {Gluten-Free, Paleo} | The Roasted Root

36. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Faith Fitness

37. Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies | Julie's Eats & Treats

38. Molasses Crinkle Cookies | Chocolate with Grace

39. Molasses Crinkles | The Kitchen Is My Playground

40. Molasses Ginger Raisin Cookies | Nutmeg Nanny

41. No-Bake Christmas Tree Cookies | The Recipe Rebel (featured in collage)

42. Oatmeal Lace Cookies | The Blond Cook

43. Orange-Sour Cream Drops | ¡Hola! Jalapeño

44. Peanut Blossoms Chocolate Chip Cookies | Marla Meredith

45. Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies | Uncle Jerry's Kitchen

46. Pecan Brownie Bites | Farm Fresh Feasts

47. Peppermint Red Velvet Oreos | Country Cleaver

48. Perfect Cut Sugar Cookies | Wine & Glue

49. Reindeer Cookie Pops {Gluten-Free} | Fork and Beans

50. Reindeer Sugar Cookies | One Sweet Appetite (featured in collage)

51. Royal Iced Sugar Cookies | Spoonful of Flavor

52. Salted Caramel & Pretzel Thumbprints | The Creative Bite

53. Snowflake Cookies | Simply Sated

54. Soft Gingersnap Cookies | Barbara Bakes

55. Sparkly Chocolate Snickerdoodles | Kitchen Treaty

56. Turtle Cookies | The Kitchen Is My Playground

57. Vanillekipferl | Masala Herb

58. Whipped Shortbread Cookies | Cooking with Jax

59. White Chocolate Dipped Cherry Shortbread Cookies | Frugal Foodie Mama

60. Zimsterne / German Christmas Cookies | Karen's Kitchen Stories

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie that you like to bake this time of year? Let me know in the comments!


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