I love holiday cookie exchange parties. They are fun to do with family, friends and/or coworkers. Have you ever been to one? I was recently at a Twitter party where the topic of holiday cookie exchanges came up, and noticed there were quite a few people who didn’t know what a cookie exchange was all about. Basically, it’s a get together where each attendee brings a huge batch of their favorite cookies (several dozen) and sets them out on a table to swap for a few of everyone else’s cookies. At the end of a cookie exchange, you end up with lots of different kinds of cookies…and all you had to do was bake ONE kind.
Cookie exchanges are also a great way to find new cookie recipes because not only do people swap cookies, they swap the cookie recipes, too.
My girlfriends and I had our first annual girl’s night out cookie exchange last year and it’s time to do it again! I’m always nervous about hosting an event at my house because I don’t want to forget to do anything in my party preparation process. I found a wonderful blog post called 6 Steps for a Perfect Holiday Cookie Exchange Party! that has great tips to guide you as you plan your perfect holiday cookie exchange.
It’s not too late to plan a cookie exchange of your own this year. It’s a festive and fun way to spend a few hours with friends during the holiday season. An added bonus is that my family knows if I go to a cookie exchange, they will get to enjoy the dozens of delicious “party favors” I bring home.
Do you attend holiday cookie exchanges? If you have any fun suggestions or tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments!