Savor the Season: The Granola Factory Cookie Swap

By Cal Virgilio

There is no month that embodies baking more than December. The Christmas season is all about sweet treats, especially cookies! One of the benefits of growing up in a bed and breakfast was the homemade cookies my mother would make for guests during the holiday season. Each night we had guests in December, my mother would bake an assortment of cookies that would be put out by the Christmas tree. Of course, there would always be a few extra cookies left in the kitchen for my brothers and me.


So in the spirit of the cookie season, we decided to have a cookie exchange at The Granola Factory. Each of our bakers were asked to choose one of their favorite cookie recipes. We all brought our recipes to the bakery and baked the cookies together at the end of a work day.


If there is one thing that smells better than granola baking in the oven, it’s six different kinds cookies baking in the oven. The aroma was amazing, and it had us all anticipating swapping our cookies and recipes.


So now that we have one last weekend before Christmas, we recommend gathering your friends and enjoying a day of holiday baking. We all have our favorite cookie that we love to bake this time of year, and sharing it with others will reap the benefit of adding a few new recipes to your collection.

And don’t forget to leave few cookies by the tree on Christmas Eve. I’m sure Santa will appreciate the new recipes just as much as you.

Our Six Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Dutch Sugar Cookies

White Chocolate Orange Craisin Cookie

Grammy Wyrebach’s Molasses Cutouts

Pumpkin & Hazelnut Cookie with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting




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