Back in the day, Fayette Woman hosted a tea party and cookie exchange. For several years, we had a lovely event at the Fayette County Library which included hats and gloves, tea, and deliciously homemade holiday cookies.
We brought that idea back to our Hats & Holidays tea at Heartis in November. One participant, Sandra Sanders, swept all the categories with her festive, tasty entries. The recipes she used are all online so we’re sharing photos and links to those for your pleasure.
Thank you Sandra!
Sugar Cookies: Kid’s Favorite • Best Sugar Cookie
Judges’ Comments: Great mouth feel; Cute decor; Flavorful
Find this recipe on the Food Network at: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sugar-cookies-recipe-1914697
Christmas Eve Mice: Best Decorated • Best in Show
Judges’ Comments: A lot of different tastes and textures; Adorably detailed; Incredibly creative; Great Christmas theme
Find this recipe from Taste of Home: tasteofhome.com/recipes/christmas-eve-mice cookies
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies: Judge’s Favorite • Best Chocolate
Judges’ Comments: Creamy and rich. Loved the cherry surprise!
Find this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website: bhg.com/recipe/cookies/chocolate-covered-cherry-cookies/
Thumbprint Cookies: Best Fruit & Nut • Holiday Favorite
Judges’ Comments: Very almondy; Love the contrast of the tart fruit
Find this recipe at Live Well Bake Often: livewellbakeoften.com/thumbprint-cookies
Photos by Pam Reid