Virtual Christmas Cookie (or any recipe) Exchange...
You know those cookie exchanges at Christmastime where everyone brings a pan of bars, cookies, etc., and exchanges with others in the office, or this is sometimes done between friends and neighbors? Well, I don't know if this has ever been done here but since we can't actually exchange edible foods, why not a recipe - a "Virtual" Cookie Exchange of sorts?
Submit a recipe that is a favorite of yours at Christmastime and let's make this more interesting by not limiting ourselves to cookies and snacks. Submit any recipe you want - a vegetable side dish, a meat entree - anything. Let's just have fun with it.
Also, if you want to go ahead and submit more than one recipe. I love to try new things and I'm always looking in cookbooks, etc., for new ideas or taking a spin from a "traditional" holiday dish and jazzing it up a bit. I've got one thing in mind right now but I'm sure I'll be back with more later.
COOKIES ~N~ CREAM FUDGE
16 chocolate cream-filled sandwiches, broken into chunks, divided
1 can (14 ounces) sweet condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 and 2/3 cups vanilla or white chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line an 8-in. square baking pan with aluminum foil; coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place half of the broken cookies in the prepared pan.
In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, butter and chips; cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla extract. Pour over cookies in pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares. Yields 3 dozen (cut 'em small; they're very rich so a little goes a long way!).