Host a Very Betty Cookie Exchange

Gather friends and family this year for a holiday cookie exchange; we’ve got plenty of must-make recipes to make the season bright.

Hosting a cookie exchange is an easy (and delicious) way to gather friends and family during the holiday season—and walk away with enough cookies to last you through Christmas! Here are some of our favorite ways to make the most of a cookie swap. 

Send out invitations 

Mail holiday-themed invites for the party, assigning each guest a different cookie recipe. Each guest should make one dozen cookies for every person attending; so if you’re inviting eight people, everyone should bake eight dozen of their assigned recipe. 

Print the recipes 

Once you’ve assigned recipes and sent out invites, make a copy of every cookie recipe for each guest. (You can also download these free cookie swap recipe cards.) 

Plan a party-perfect menu 

No one can live on cookies alone—although we’ve tried—so it’s nice to have an assortment of appetizers and drinks for when guests arrive. Here are some of our favorites:

Lastly, get to baking!

Steeped in holiday tradition, any of these tried-and-true cookie recipes are ideal for baking and sharing at your exchange.

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