*Have a Cookie Baking Party!*
Yes, a cookie baking party is all the rage. Invite kids and adults. Pick out three or four kinds of cookies for your guests to prepare. (Too many will create too much confusion and create a drain on your resource of patience.)
Be sure to have all the recipes and ingredients layed out in advance. You may wish to ask your guests, when they RSVP what kind of cookies they like best. This will give you a few days to research the recipes. If you are planning on a large variety and lots of cookies, be sure to have several cookie sheets to rotate in and out of the oven.
Kitchens tend to be made with only a limited number of people in mind. To increase the space within which to work, move some of the ingredients to the dining room table or even a smaller card table (if kids are involved and they will be involved if they are present).
Be sure to have tins or even paper bags ready so that your guests can take home their home made treats.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes that you might try out at your Christmas Cookie Party - or you just might want to bake them for yourself!
Sour Cream Cookies
Thumb Print Cookies