Sunday, December 04, 2011

Are you attending a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party?

It's December and that means it's time for baking those beautiful and tasty holiday cookies! Many of us will be attending Holiday Cookie Exchange Parties too. This is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. I for one usually enjoy hosting a party with my family. Either way, these parties are the absolute best way for you and others to get an assortment of fresh, homemade cookies.

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What's great about these get togethers is... you get to relax and enjoy the company of others while you all taste and talk about holiday cookies. You all get to share your tips and tricks for making the best Christmas cookies too.

Here’s how it works... Invite your friends, family and neighbors and set the ground rules for cookie baking (i.e. no store bought cookies, etc.), then decide how many each person needs to make. It’s generally a dozen per guest attending. Next, figure out who’s making which cookie, so you have an idea of what will be coming the day of the party. The idea is try and make sure there's no duplicates. Make sure you ask everyone coming to bring a large storage container, to keep all their delicious take homes in!

If you are hosting..., get those holiday drinks ready and light those holiday candles because it's time to celebrate cookies in style. Provide a few snack trays of finger food so everyone can relax and enjoy the gathering. Don't forget to bake up a batch of homemade cookies yourself for tasting. Maybe a nice cream cheese cookie dip would be nice too. As you sit and talk, have people share what they baked and tell the stories of the first time they ever ate a certain kind of cookie. If you’re really organized, you can pass out recipes. Everyone can gather their take home cookies, place them in their storage containers and enjoy them for the rest of the week! For a door prize think about giving away a special cookie cutter.

The Holiday Cookie Exchange is just one of the many wonderful events surrounding the holidays. If you keep reading our blog your going to find some really delicious cookie ideas and recipes too. We have listed 7 of our favorite cookie recipes, but there are many more where these came from. Enjoy this baking season and host a cookie exchange party – we know we sure will!


Holiday Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Potato Chip Cookies
Pinwheel Cookies
Best ever Cream Cheese Cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies
Peach Pecan Thumbprint Cookies
Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you for the cookie list. Now will you make a brownie list.

Mandy said...

Will you send me the recipe for the white chocolate ginger cookie. Do you have my email? I can't find it in your blog.

Gone-ta-pott said...

Ohhh gosh that white chocolate ginger cookie is fantastic. Ummm you couldn't find it in my blog because I don't think I posted it here. I did post it on my website once upon a time so maybe you saw it there. Forgive me but I don't know which Mandy you are so I cant email you. But if you will give me a bit of time I'll look it up just blog it here so keep an eye out. It's a great tasting cookie for SURE and one I really should post for December. I don't know how I missed it because I love to EAT this cookie. LOL

Janice said...

The sunday school teachers at my church do cookie swaps. They like to have one right before bible school and bake for that. Then they share with each other. It's better than oreos.

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