Alright all you bakers out there! I'm helping my sister-in-law host a cookie exchange in another two weeks. I've never been to one before. Since all invitees are either working women or mothers of kids under 5, we're only asking that they bring 2 dozen cookies to share (not the usual one dozen/person attending). I'm looking for some award winning recipes! I see all of these great cookie recipes on Gather, but which ones are special enough to knock everyone's socks off? They have to be entirely homemade. I'm actually hoping to make two dozen of three kinds of cookies to add to the variety that night and to make sure everyone goes home with more cookies than they brought to share.
Also, I'd love any great hosting ideas. We're planning on a prize for best cookie. Think that serving hot cocoa will be too heavy with all these cookies?