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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Super easy, cookie swap ideas! This is my year to host one!

Each year I tell myself that I'm going to have a cookie swap but then it never happens. I'm so excited to get this NOOK book, Gooseberry Patch Cookie Swap Cookbook early enough to help me actually do it this year.

The cookbook starts of with Hints for a Successful Co...
Each year I tell myself that I'm going to have a cookie swap but then it never happens. I'm so excited to get this NOOK book, Gooseberry Patch Cookie Swap Cookbook early enough to help me actually do it this year.

The cookbook starts of with Hints for a Successful Cookie Swap. The time frame of planning starts 6 weeks before the event. That is good to know because, honestly, I had no clue when or where to start. The planning stages in the book takes you all the way to 1 hour before your event!

I love the idea that everyone is to bring copies of their recipe. I am so excited for my cookie swap. I am going to actually invite the people who I know are young moms, young women who do not have a lot of baking experience. I think this will be a good way for them to get recipe ideas and a variety to share with family and friends. Through out the book there are other tips & ideas for your cookie swap.

On to the recipes! The book contains Classic cookies that work great for a cookie swap. Some of the tasty recipes include Merry Spritz-mas Cookies (I've never made these), White Chocolate Raspberry Diamonds, Peppermint Cookie Wands, Linzer Tart Cookies (I make a similar version of these every year and they are a HUGE hit), Nutty Butterscotch Squares, Sparkling Orange Snow, Sweet Chocolate Toffee Delights and Homemade Chocolate Caramels.


I'm a huge Gooseberry Patch friend. Search for SusieQTpies Scraps of Life blog to find out about more of their cookbooks right here on my blog! Leave a comment and let me know you stopped in. I'll visit you back if you have a blog, website, etc.

Want a sneak peek recipe? Here is one for you from this cookbook.
Holiday Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients

4 c. sugar
2 5oz cans evaporated milk
1 c. butter
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1/2 t. peppermint extract
2/3 c. red & white peppermint candies, coarsely broken


Directions

Combine sugar, milk & butter in a heavy 3-quart saucepan; bring to a boil over med-heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium, heat and stir for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips, marshmallow creme and peppermint extract. Stir until chocolate and creme are melted and mixture is smooth; pour into a buttered aluminum foil-lined 13 x 9 baking pan. Sprinkle with candies; cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 5-6 dozen.

posted by SusieQTPies on October 25, 2011

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

won't download

I've clicked it about 20 times and nothing yet.

posted by rondaRH on October 27, 2011

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

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    Super easy, cookie swap ideas! This is my year to host one!

    Each year I tell myself that I'm going to have a cookie swap but then it never happens. I'm so excited to get this NOOK book, Gooseberry Patch Cookie Swap Cookbook early enough to help me actually do it this year.

    The cookbook starts of with Hints for a Successful Cookie Swap. The time frame of planning starts 6 weeks before the event. That is good to know because, honestly, I had no clue when or where to start. The planning stages in the book takes you all the way to 1 hour before your event!

    I love the idea that everyone is to bring copies of their recipe. I am so excited for my cookie swap. I am going to actually invite the people who I know are young moms, young women who do not have a lot of baking experience. I think this will be a good way for them to get recipe ideas and a variety to share with family and friends. Through out the book there are other tips & ideas for your cookie swap.

    On to the recipes! The book contains Classic cookies that work great for a cookie swap. Some of the tasty recipes include Merry Spritz-mas Cookies (I've never made these), White Chocolate Raspberry Diamonds, Peppermint Cookie Wands, Linzer Tart Cookies (I make a similar version of these every year and they are a HUGE hit), Nutty Butterscotch Squares, Sparkling Orange Snow, Sweet Chocolate Toffee Delights and Homemade Chocolate Caramels.


    I'm a huge Gooseberry Patch friend. Search for SusieQTpies Scraps of Life blog to find out about more of their cookbooks right here on my blog! Leave a comment and let me know you stopped in. I'll visit you back if you have a blog, website, etc.

    Want a sneak peek recipe? Here is one for you from this cookbook.
    Holiday Peppermint Fudge

    Ingredients

    4 c. sugar
    2 5oz cans evaporated milk
    1 c. butter
    2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    7 oz jar marshmallow creme
    1/2 t. peppermint extract
    2/3 c. red & white peppermint candies, coarsely broken


    Directions

    Combine sugar, milk & butter in a heavy 3-quart saucepan; bring to a boil over med-heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium, heat and stir for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips, marshmallow creme and peppermint extract. Stir until chocolate and creme are melted and mixture is smooth; pour into a buttered aluminum foil-lined 13 x 9 baking pan. Sprinkle with candies; cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 5-6 dozen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Great homemade cookies

    Great cookies that Grandma, Mom, and Auntie make! Pictures are black and White, but its free!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    I have most of these!

    This gooseberry patch book did not disappoint!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Disappointing

    I had hoped for some pictures or illustrations beyond just what's on the cover. This is a small and pretty generic cookbook that features recipes most people already have.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    won't download

    I've clicked it about 20 times and nothing yet.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Breakfast cookbook

    I paid 1.79 for this one, it seems to have some good recipes but the format lists all ingredients vertically, more like a puzzle in this regard.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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