So I'm going to be hosting my yearly cookie party in a few weeks. I was looking for ideas, something fun and different. Keeping in mind that I host, get my house ready, cook up a storm for a nice lunch buffet for all of my guests, and provide a door prize, beverages etc, it becomes a lot of work without even counting making my cookies to exchange. I stumbled on a no bake recipe that looks like a ton of fun. I figure the fun packaging and efforts for decorating will get me off the hook for not actually baking fresh cookies. I'm going to pick up chocolate and white oreos, along with dark and white chocolate melting wafers. I plan to melt the wafers and dip the cookies in alternate chocolate (white chocolate for dark cookies etc). Some I will mix a little peppermint frosting into the melting wafers. Cool on parchment lined cookie sheets. I'm going to decorate them with a wide array of things such as christmas sprinkles, use those little squeeze tubes of colored cookie frosting to paint snowman faces, crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, etc. Once they are all set, I am going to place each cookie in its own shiny colored foil muffin cup. I am then going to pick up tissue paper and christmas cookie tins at the dollar store. I will line each tin with colored paper, then stack the cups with cookies into the tin. It will end up looking like a box of chocolates, albeit oversized and chunky. I plan to cut circles of parchment to cover the top of the stack, then print out a pretty looking "guide" to the cookie flavors (like the ones that come printed on the lid of chocolate boxes) and tape or glue to the inside of the lid. I think this sounds super fun and easy, and will look really pretty if decorated well and several different types are placed into each tin. These should freeze well also. Because my cookie exchange is sugar free, I'm going to make these with sugar free oreo type cookies and sugar free wilton melting wafers. I may have to cheat a bit on some decorations, but there are sugar free peppermints and other things to decorate with. I'm going to be keeping my eye out the next week or two for sugar free decoration options. I'll post photos when I make them in a couple of weeks. I thought I'd put this here because many of you may like to try this for a fun afternoon with your kids or grands. PS. You can also use double stuff cookies, and insert lollipop sticks into the frosting center, then dip and decorate. Use those little baking bags to cover each one and tie with a festive ribbon.