Cookie Exchange AND HNT

Today I am serving TWO Masters… 🙂 It is COOKIE DAY 2012…but it is also HNT day and I am bound by Master’s rule to post a half-nekkid nilla pic as well. Just like combining peanut-butter and chocolate, nilla tits and cookies could be the new sensation, right? 🙂

JZ has once again put on her elf ears, and hostessed the cookie swap…and there are LOTS of cookies to try. Each year I bake (no lie) 50-60 dozen cookies for the Yule season, and each year I commit to trying at least one new recipe. Instead of having to troll through recipe blogs, I will go through this list. Last year I added aisha’s cookies to my “must bake” list and they are my kids favorite (seriously, a batch of them makes 60 cookies or so and they are gone within a day).

So be sure to visit each site and see what amazing cookie wonders will wind up on your “must bake” list! For the complete list, go HERE

And now, here’s my 2012 Cookie Exchange Recipe!

Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies

(sorry, can’t make the blog page NOT double space the ingredient list!)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter                            2 cups flour

2 cups white sugar                                   3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 eggs                                                       1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla (I use 1 Tbsp)       1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350* F.

2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips (by hand). Drop by rounded spoonfuls on a baking sheet (cookie scoops are great for doing this fast and easily!).

3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Cookies will be soft. They will puff during baking and flatten once cooled. Allow to cool a bit before transferring them to a wire rack. Makes 4-4 1/2 dozen cookies.

For whatever reason, most of the men that eat these, love them. And while I’m more of a fan of traditional chocolate chip cookies, these are yummmmmy! They also look nice on a plate side by side with their traditional counterpart.

Now for this weeks HNT…IMG-20111204-00225

a flashback to last December

when my “cookies” were covered

with creme.