Friday, December 7, 2007

Lilly's Cookie Exchange

Lots of holiday parties are underway and one of my favorite types of holiday parties is a cookie exchange! With the help of the Loncar sisters at the production office, we were able to put together some yummy ideas for you to bring to your next holiday party or have your own cookie exchange!
Have a treat you’d like to share with us? Send it to

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOreo Balls

What you need:
1 package of Oreo’s – crushed into fine crumbs
1 package of cream cheese at room temperature
Chocolate suitable for melting – usually located in the baking isle at your grocer

How to make:
Combine crushed Oreo’s and cream cheese until well mixed. Roll mixture into small balls and place them on a plate or baking sheet line with wax paper. Place the rolled balls into the refrigerator for ½ hour or until set.
Heat the chocolate according to the directions on the package.
Now it’s time to dip the set Oreo balls into the melted chocolate! Place the finished chocolate cover Oreo balls onto wax paper.
Add some decoration to the top if you like! (white chocolate works great!)
Place back into the refrigerator to set.
Store in refrigerator until about 20 minutes before serving time.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTurtle Pretzel Cookies

What you need:
Pretzels – preferable the grid shaped ones
Rolos candy
Nuts – this recipe uses almonds, but you can use your favorite kind

How to make:
Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with the pretzels
Place a Rolo candy on top of each pretzel
Put them in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes
After you remove them from the oven, immediately place a nut of your choice on top of the Rolo candy and gently press down.
Place into the fridge to set and they’re ready to serve!


Lilly’s etiquette tip:
It’s customary to present the hostess with a little “Thank You” gift when attending a party. Typically you can bring a nice bottle of wine or desert. But if you want to stray from the ordinary, LILL Bags make fun and unique gifts!
Some lower priced items that make great gifts are:

SAMANTHA xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxCANDY xxxxxxxxxxxxxJOEY