The Cookie Party Cookbook

Resources listed in the back of the book

The Cookie Party Cookbook, The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange

The Cookie Party Cookbook
The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange
By Robin L. Olson - St. Martin's Press/Macmillan

The Cookie Party Cookbook
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Special ingredients listed in this book and where they can be found:

White whole wheat flour - King Arthur Flour,

Rice Flour - Arrowhead Mills Rice Flour,

Oat Flour can be found at

(All the flour companies listed above have USDA Certified Organic products.)

Dolci Frutta - Look in your fresh fruits section of your local grocery. If your store doesn't carry it, email the company to find out the closest location.

Dessicated Coconut is drier, non-sweetened, and similar in size to coarse bread crumbs. Find at your local Latin, Asian, African or International Markets or online: or do a regular "shopping" search for best price.

Castor Sugar can be ordered from The English Tea Store,

Lyles Golden Syrup - My local grocery recently started carrying this product. If yours doesn't, there are numerous links to buy it online.

Good cocoa powder: Ghirardelli,, Scharffen Berger,, Valrhona,

Dulce De Leche - Can often be found in your local grocery in either the Latin section or baking supplies, near the evaporated and condensed milk. I recommend Nestles, in flavor, above all others.

Copha or Kremelta, solid vegetable shortening made of coconut oil -

Lard - Good quality lard to bake with is harder to find than cheaper, hydrogenated lard which is readily available. Go to a health minded grocery store and read the labels.

Chocolate-filled Peppermint Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy Canes can be found at specialty candy shops or online at

Search articles at
"Baking with Sugar and Sugar Substitutes" (direct link)

Baking supplies, non food items:

Wilton cookie press, and other cookie decorating and baking supplies - Search your local Craft store before an online purchase as they may carry Wilton products.

Weight Scales - Recommended: KD-7000 Digital Stainless-Steel Food Scale - search online for best price. Or, better than nothing, any digital scale that you can find at your local Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, etc. Prices range from $15.00-$35.00.

Parchment Baking Paper - Reynolds -, and or for the eco-minded, unbleached parchment paper,

Cookie Cutters:,,,

Hispanic Themed Cookie Cutters: Visit, look under Western for chilli peppers, and the H.O.Foose Tinsmithing Company,, under Southwest. Foose has some specialty cutters I haven't seen anywhere else, like Mardi Gras Masks!

Cookie Scoops: Pampered Chef ice cream/cookie scoops -

Refrigerator and Freezer Deodorizer - Prevent odors in fridge and freezer. Search online for the specific brand "Fridge Aid Deodorizer" - and search for best price. I use it, it works well, no 'freezerated', smelly foods in the Olson household.

Party Resources:

Costume and Party Stores: - I get a lot of my party supplies (cookie parties and other) from my local Party City store. Party America also has stores all over the country as well, Online only: Anderson's Giant Party Store,

Mardi Gras -

Mardi Gras drinks: "Lamb's wool", a traditional English and Irish Twelfth Night drinks.

Night Caps -,,

Costume Rentals: Search online for a local costume rental stores nearest you. Try

Personalized magazine covers -,,

Disposable silver plastic ware: Costco and online at

Tea Etiquette -

Piñatas are available at Target, ToysRus and Kmart, as well as online.

Cookie Recipes from The Cookie Party Cookbook

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These are the resources in the back of the book, linked and hopefully updated as need be. Please let me know if you find outdated links.

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