How To Do A Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange

How To Do A Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange


My sister Carol from Just Let Me Quilt  is hosting a blog hop and is showing us how to do a virtual holiday cookie exchange today. This is so fun because we can look at all the new recipes on several blogs from other bloggers. Who can’t use a new cookie recipe, right? I remember years ago having an annual cookie exchange with friends. We would do the cookie exchange early in December so we could all bring our favorite cookies and the recipes for all those people invited. So, if 20 people were invited you would bring 20 cookies to share and then you would go home with 20 different cookies complete with new recipes. Today we are doing a virtual cookie exchange simply by hopping from blog to blog and getting new ideas and recipes for cookies! Some bloggers are showing their Christmas quilts if they have one or two as well. I have one shown below I made a few years ago. Mine is not as fancy as my sister’s but it’s my Christmas quilt just the same.

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My Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipe:

Linda’s Sugar Cookies

These cookies are so moist you can’t eat just one or two.

  • 1 cup softened butter (no substitute)
  • 3/4 cup oil (I use vegetable oil)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 cups freshly ground hard white wheat flour or white bread flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream all the ingredients together except the flour. Slowly add the flour until blended with heavy duty mixer.
  3. Use a cookie scoop (I used the purple-1/8 cup scoop) and place each scoop about two inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Parchment paper or Silpat mat works great too. Next push the center of the cookies as illustrated below with a small glass bottom or tart pusher but not all the way through. I bake my cookies for 8-10 minutes. (please note*whole wheat takes longer to bake-9-10 minutes). My favorite cookie scoop: OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop
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How To Do A Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange

Linda’s Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves: Frosts one cake, 36 cupcakes or 4 dozen cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter-softened
  • 1-eight ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Cream the butter with the cream cheese and slowly add the powdered sugar to the thickness you desire. Add the vanilla until blended.

My Christmas Quilt

I made this quilt a few years ago and I have matching pillow covers for the couch. I wish you could see the Christmas stockings hanging on hooks, no fireplace mantel here. If you see the picture below you may start singing Jingle Bells today over and over again.

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Here are the awesome bloggers involved in this fantastic virtual cookie exchange. Let the cookie exchange begin!

December 1-Cookie Exchange

Kris @ Kris Loves Fabric

Selina @ Selina Quilts

Karen @ KaHolly

Deonn @ 3rd Degree Bakery

December 2-Cookie Exchange

Colette @ What About Rheema?

Carla @ Creatin’ In The Sticks

Velda @ Granny Can Quilt

Mary Ellen @ That’s My Home

Karen @ Sugar Free Quilts

December 3-Cookie Exchange

Beth @ One Old Goat and Her Little Farm

Carol @ Just Sew Quilter

Theresa @ Bumbleberry Stitches

Brenda @ Brenda’s Quilt Blog

Pat @ Quilting Quietly

December 4-Cookie Exchange

Linda @ Food Storage Moms

Susan @ Super Mom-No Cape!

Kathy @ Just Quilt It

Lindsay @ Lin’sKitchen

Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt

I hope you enjoyed this Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange as much as I did! Bring on the new cookie recipes!



  1. I hope you have a few of those cookies still sitting around for me to sample. You know, just to make sure they taste okay. LOL You make the best cookies! I love your Christmas quilt…I think I have some of that fabric somewhere. :O) Thanks for sharing your recipe and hopping along! Such a sweet sister, you are!

  2. Carol Kussart says:

    Sweet! This cookies look so good! They will definitely go on my “must make” list. Thanks for sharing–and showing us your pretty quilt too!

  3. Our middle daughter requested a white cake with cream cheese icing for her birthday yesterday. I’ll have to use some of the leftover icing to frost some cookies! Thanks for the idea!

    I love your Christmas quilt.

  4. Ah, Carol’s sister, eh? I sure wish I could talk my sister into quilting! Those sugar cookies look great, yum 🙂 I am not sure about grinding flour, we used to go to a Mill a couple hours from here to get freshly ground wheat flour and cornmeal…been years though. And your beauty of a quilt…is that Chocolat or another line from Moda’s 3 sisters? I have some of that fabric hoarded away and haven’t been able to cut into it yet, ha!

    • Hi Kris, I know the fabric is Moda, but I can’t remember the name of it. I think we all have hoarded fabric, right? Yes, Carol is my sister and BFF! Thanks for stopping by! Linda

  5. Your cookies and quilt are both lovely! Virtual cookies mean no calories, right? I hopped right along through the posts and there are some wonderful sounding cookies. Thanks for sharing the blog hop and thanks to Carol for starting it. Hugs, Mare

  6. I am really enjoying this hop! Your cookies sound delicious. I’ve been saving many of these recipes and putting them in a folder for future use. Yours will be included. Oh, and I love your quilt–such pretty fabrics. This is a great pattern to make. Merry Christmas!

  7. Thank you very much for sharing your yummy recipes and hopping along. This is such a fun way to enjoy eating all these cookie and candy calories. Creative Cookie Bliss…

  8. These sound yummy. I love cream cheese frosting. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great lookin’ cookies and pretty Christmas quilt. THanks for the recipe!

  10. I love sugar cookies, and these look delicious! I’m sure they’ll taste great too because everything you make tastes good!!

  11. Hi, can these cookies be rolled out for cookie cutter sugar cookies?

    • Linda, it’s funny you should ask this because I am thinking of using this recipe for my mom’s date filled cookies. I love the flavor of this cookie better than any other sugar cookie I have tried. I may have to try it really soon! I bet if we chilled the dough we could. It’s a really moist dough (all the good butter). Let me know if you try it. I will have to try it and write a post. Merry Christmas! Linda

  12. Thank you for sharing your sugar cookie recipe, and your cute quilt.

  13. Hi Linda! How fun to have sisters together in this blog hop! You have a wonderful blog of your own! Your cookies look so much better than mine, I am making a batch of yours today and may ditch my recipe for yours!! Cream cheese frosting can not be beat.
    I also have to say, it paid off waiting until this morning to respond, because I saw the amazing recipe for the parmesan bread in the bundt pan recipe, which I also printed out!
    Thank you and have a wonderful holiday…mary pat

    • Hi Mary Pat, I love sugar cookies and this recipe is so darn easy. Anything with that much butter has to good, right? I hope you try the parmesan bundt bread, it’s yummy! Merry Christmas, Linda

  14. Cream-cheesy goodness! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe Linda!!

  15. Can’t wait to try this. I love sugar cookies. Your quilt is beautiful.

  16. Sugar cookies are one of my favorites. These look yummy!

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