Sunday, November 2, 2008

300 Christmas Cookies

I need some help.

Every year at Christmas, the girls in this family whip up a few batches of cookies for the Husband to give to all the wonderful employees at his place of work.

This many cookies:

These lovely gingerbread stars were made two Christmases ago. Last year we made whipped shortbread. I have pictures of those, too, but since they're trapped in the recesses of our other computer that is in for repairs, you'll have to imagine those photos. I assure you, they made quite a sight all lined up on the counter. It was the only time I can ever say that I spent $30 on butter in a one week time span.

This year's cookie baking will be a little different. I'm going to bake cookies for the staff at two facilities, not just one. Which means about 300 cookies.

Which is where you guys come in. I'm looking for some suggestions for Christmas cookies.

Do you have a family favourite? Something that's not too fussy and doesn't use fancy, expensive ingredients? I'd love your suggestions. I want to try some new recipes during this month, so I'm all prepared for the Christmas rush.



Anonymous said...

How about making cupcakes instead ? I loved the whipped shortbread myself.

And by the way this is a very Martha Stewart-esque job.

colleen4 said...

Problem being is the baking needs to stay 'fresh' over a period of 3-4 days, since the staff all work varied and part time hours.

I actually package the cookies in individual Christmas bags with a few Christmas chocolates. They look great, and stay fresh for a few days.

And Martha Stewart I am not. I've never been to jail.