You’ve been invited to a last minute holiday cookie exchange and you need to bring two dozen cookies. Here’s the hitch. The invitation is from someone you want to impress so the cookies have to be “on-point.”
What do you bake that will look and taste good but not take a lot of time?
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Last Minute Cookie Ideas
Oh and you’re working all day so this has to be a recipe you can put together quickly.
What do you bring?
First, think about a cookie you already know how to make that you always get compliments about.
If you worry that the recipe you keep in your back pocket won’t be festive enough, drizzle some chocolate over the cookies or dip half in white chocolate and shower with sprinkles or jimmies.
Whatever you call them depending on where you are in the country. I call them sprinkles.
If you’ve never baked cookies before, then maybe this isn’t the time to try.
But, you can still wow people.
Easy yet Impressive (everyone loves sugar wafers)
Go to the grocery store and buy a couple packages of sugar wafers, a package of almond bark or Ghirardelli white chocolate disks and a container of sprinkles.
Vanilla wafers are more festive but you can always get a flavored sugar wafer too like strawberry or chocolate or key lime.
You’ll lay out some large pieces of wax paper on your kitchen table or counter. Pour the sprinkles into a bowl.
Unwrap the sugar wafers.
Dip one end of each sugar wafer in the melted chocolate then shower a half teaspoon or so of sprinkles onto the melted chocolate dipped wafer.
Place on the wax paper until the chocolate sets.
If you don’t like sugar wafers or can’t find them, use Oreos. Dip either one half or the whole Oreo in chocolate. Add sprinkles.
Everyone loves chocolate-covered Oreos.
More Last-Minute Cookie Swap Suggestions
Remember to read through the recipe at least twice to make sure you understand what you’ll need to do as well as what ingredients and tools you’ll need.
- Eggnog cookies (this is basically a drop cookie that has prepared eggnog in the dough.)
- Slice and bake peanut butter cookies from the grocery store. Dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate and douse with holiday sprinkles
- Molasses cookies
- Peanut butter cup tassies
- Whipped shortbread
- Macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate
- Russian teacakes
- Italian Butter Cookies
- Cornflake wreaths
- Vintage sugar cookies
- White chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies
- Cake mix cookies
- Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
- Oreo Pudding Cookies
- Cherry shortbread
- White Chocolate Dipped Oreo cookies
- Champagne sugar cookies
- 7 Layer Bars
- Lemon Pecan Butterballs
- Almond Joy cookies
- Chocolate Cinnamon cookies
- Confetti cookies
What’s your best, last minute cookie idea?