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How to Host a Cookie Exchange

Created January 10, 2017
Get ready to swap ‘til you drop. We have the all tips, tricks and crowd-size recipes you need to make this cookie exchange your best one yet!

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 our expert tips to make your next cookie swap the best one ever! 

Send out invitations 

Mail or email holiday-themed invites for the party, asking each guest to bake a different cookie recipe. Each guest should bake about a half dozen cookies for every person attending. For example, if you’re inviting eight people, everyone should bake four dozen cookies.  

Print the recipes 

Once the invites have been sent, make a copy of every cookie recipe for each guest. Keep it festive by downloading these adorable (and 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 on hand for guests. Here are some of our favorites: