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Okay, I need to buy 5-7 dozen cookies that I can decorate and sort of pretend I made them myself for a Christmas Cookie Exchange TONIGHT.

My plan, is to buy some cookies (sugar, peanut butter, whatever), a couple cans of white frosting, sprinkles, and green and red food coloring to quickly make "homemade" cookies. Unless I can find actual Christmas cookies on the cheap.

I know Lund's has cookies, but they are sort of expensive, and very big. I'm hoping to keep the price down. Anyone have any luck with cookies from Cub, Rainbow, or a SuperValue? Are Kowolski's any cheaper? Any national brands?

Please help!

(And for the record, I will admit to my buying cookies if asked directly, but will not make any comments on the orgin if not asked.)

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  1. Sounds like an emergency situation. You could try Best Maid Cookies to see what they have left this afternoon. They do mostly "plain" cookies, like chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, and sugar cookies - but the last would probably work for decorating.

    Best Maid Cookie Company
    3940 Minnehaha Ave
    Minneapolis, MN
    (612) 722-5035

    Or, an alternate suggestion - If you have an hour or so, and you own a food processor, you could make rum balls from Nilla wafers or Oreo cookies - it's lightening fast to whizz the ingredients together, but it does take time to make each little ball and roll it in sugar. But they're really tasty and you wouldn't have to lie about who made them. :-) Here's a link to a thread on Midnight Rum Balls (from Oreo cookies), just in case:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/281375

    Good luck!
    Anne

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    Best Maid Cookie Company
    3940 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN

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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      Thanks. I may have an hour, depends what time I get out of here at. Both ideas are great, though the rum balls may be made this weekend if not today.

    2. Another thought - rosettes or butter spritz cookies from the Scandia Bake Shop on 34th and 50th (close to the Crosstown Hwy, near the airport). The rosettes are expensive, but wouldn't need decorating - though they're unusual enough that you probably would have to admit you didn't make them. The spritz are $4.50 for a dozen - not cheap, but less expensive than Lund's.

      http://www.scandiabakeshop.com/about....

      Anne

      P.S. If you *do* go the rum ball route, check these threads for tips and variations (some are even booze-free).

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/281923

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/463860

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      1. re: AnneInMpls

        I suggest the Midnight Rum Balls, they are excellent! I made these a few days ago and rolled half of them in raw sugar, and half in coconut. Well, they are all gone now! And, tonight I just made the midnight rum balls with peppermint schnapps instead of rum and rolled them in crushed candy canes, they are so cute and so delicious!