Christmas Bloggers Cookie Exchange – Orange Oatmeal Scotchie Recipe



Christmas baking is a well loved Christmas tradition, for good reason! Family and friends share memories while creating new ones!

Every year I host a cookie exchange with my friends who enjoy baking. It’s one of my favorite parties of the year. I shared how you can host one with your friends here.

This year I thought it would be fun to share with you my annual cookie exchange party, PLUS invite you into the homes of some of my favorite blogging friends as they share their favorite cookie recipes for a Christmas Bloggers Cookie Exchange!

Since we are looping, if you’ve hopped over from my sweet friend KariAnne’s yummy cookie on parade, welcome! I hope you stay awhile and come back often!

First let me show you some photos from my annual cookie party…




I set the table with a blush and gold embossed wrapping paper instead of using a table cloth. Next I gathered lots of white cake plates and platters and arranged them on the table for guests to display their cookies.

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This year I set up a hot cocoa and apple cider bar for guests to enjoy while visiting.


One dutch oven held hot cocoa and the other apple cider. My favorite cider is Trader Joe’s Honey Crisp Cider. I warm it on the stove with 2 cinnamon sticks, a pinch of whole cloves and one sliced orange. It is amazing!





These Torani sauces are fabulous in both the cider and the hot cocoa. This bar would also be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.hot-chocolate-bar-teacup-toppings-ideas

Use teacups and tiny spoons to serve topping for the hot chocolate.

With the house ready for the party, I turn my sites to my cookie to exchange.

I love baking something special for this party. A recipe with meaning.

When I was a little girl my fun Aunt Beth would make the best cookies. I remember she called them Orange Scotchies. They tasted like a buttery butterscotch oatmeal cookie with a hint of orange. Similar to an Oatmeal Scotchie, only better!

They aren’t fancy looking, or hard to make, but they are a family favorite and have a special place in my heart. I knew they were the perfect cookie to share this year.




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I like to sprinkle a dusting of the edible gold glitter on them for some Christmas magic.

Here’s the recipe…

orange-oatmeal-scotchie-cookie-recipeHere’s a peek at what my wonderful friends whipped up this year…




Salted Caramel Blondies, Snicker Doodles, Chocolate Peppermint, Cranberry Shortbread,  Mini Hot Coco Cups, and Pink Peppermint Balls were just a few that stole the show!christmas-cookies

I love spending an evening surrounded by dear friends, sharing recipes that are sentimental during this special season. I hope you get to do a little baking with your family and friends this Christmas.

Last year my sister and I got together to make goodies, like we always do. Little did I know that would be the last time we got to do that. She moved to New Zealand shortly after that with her darling family. I miss them dearly, but treasure that memory! Food really brings people together.

I hope you will visit my friend, Annie from Zevy Joy, next to see what special recipe she has waiting for you and then take a minute to visit my other friends who have shared a little piece of themselves this Christmas.

Loop Order

Randi – Randi Garrett Design {me}

Annie – Zevy Joy

Jen – Decor Gold Designs

Kelley – Kelley Nan

Tamara – Citrine Living

KariAnne – Thistle Wood Farms

See more of my Christmas decor  by clicking the photos below…

Christmas Home Tour


Christmas Dining Room


Christmas Home Entryway


Christmas Trees




Merry Christmas my dear friends!




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8 thoughts on “Christmas Bloggers Cookie Exchange – Orange Oatmeal Scotchie Recipe

  1. A really wonderful cookie exchange! Not only fun, but absolutely beautiful to look at, too! Love the idea of using a roll of pretty embossed paper instead of a table cloth or runner, too! Looks lovely and is very practical. And the hot cider/chocolate bar is brilliant!

  2. Randi, everything you do is exquisite! What a beautiful spread you have set up for others to enjoy and have fun making all of those delicious special treats… Just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for having me along for this – it was an honor. Merry Christmas! xo

    1. Thank you Annie! I am so glad that our blogs have brought us together! You are amazing and I have loved getting to know you better! Happy New Year!!! xo

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