When my friend mentioned a holiday cookie swap the other day, I immediately said yes, than mentally started sifting through my catalogue of favourite cookies. Sure, it’s only the middle of November, but as Bree Hester of Baked Bree points out, baking takes planning – especially when you have a lengthy holiday “to do” list, multiple events to attend and family and friends to visit.
The idea behind a holiday cookie swap is simple: each participant bakes multiple batches of one type of cookie. Then one participant hosts a get-together and everyone swaps sweets. Not only does it reduces the amount of time spent in the kitchen, but you get to sample and share new recipes with other bakers.
It’s a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. The hardest part – as I’ve quickly learned – is deciding what type of cookie to contribute. Check out Bree’s post on The Creative Mama for more tips on hosting a swap and packaging your sweet treats.
+ Photo: Espresso Crinkles Cookie Recipe from Cooking Light
+ How to Host a Cookie Swap on The Creative Mama
Camille @ STYLE NOTESNovember 16, 2010 at 08:07
Love this idea! A dear friend of mine hosts an annual cookie exchange party, and its become a tradition that everyone looks forward to. And its always such a yummy excuse to try out a new cookie recipe!
Pink Party GirlDecember 17, 2010 at 04:26
See another great cookie swap tradition just beginning on my blog at Pink Party Girl…a “Cookies and Cocktails” party!