Cookie Exchange

We took a Christmastime cruise down the Danube 2 years ago and these came home in the luggage with me.  The Christmas markets were lots of fun and many many Gulhwein stands.  My Honey is not much of a shopper or a wine drinker either, but the warm wine soothed him while I shopped.

I kinda cheated on the cookie exchange sponsored by Molly of BlatterSpattered.  I was suppose to send a dozen cookies.  Well, I sent a half dozen each of lebkuchen, spiced nuts, snickerdoodles, toffee squares and bourbon balls.  Since you have the recipes for the first two, I shall give you the rest.


1 cup soft butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 3/4 cups flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, then add eggs.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Chill overnight.  Roll into balls about the size of walnuts then roll balls into cinnamon sugar.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes.

I like mine on the crispy side…ya know..dunkable.  Not the bend in the middle store bought ones.  If you like them soft, bake them at 350 and watch them close.


1 cup soft butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp rum or brandy extract

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and then add egg and flavoring.  Add dry ingredients.  Spread on 1/4 sheet cake pan or 9X13 pan.  Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes.  Spread chocolate chips on surface of cookies when you take them out of the oven.  Let them melt and then spread evenly.  Sprinkle with nuts and cut into squares while still warm.


or better known as JACK BALLS here

1 cup finely chopped nuts

1 large box of vanilla wafers

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup bourbon

Put nuts in food processor and pulse till fine.  Add vanilla wafers and pulse till fine.  Ass sweetened condensed milk till combined.  It’s pretty thick.  Then add bourbon.  Roll into balls and then in powdered sugar, place on cookie sheet covered with saran wrap and let dry overnight.  Keep tightly covered and enjoy.  If you want them more, well, boozey tasting add more cookie crumbs and booze

And they are Jack Balls around here because there is no such thing as bourbon around here.  Only Quality Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey distilled and bottled by Jack Daniels Distillery.  Yeeeee Haaawwww.

Thanks so much to Molly for putting all this together.  I know its alot of work for you, but lots of fun for us.


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