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Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Discover an easy way for you and your guests to get an assortment of fresh, homemade cookies for the holidays —while only baking one kind! At this get-together, the emphasis is on relaxing conversation because the baking is all done! Everyone can sit back and enjoy a few light snacks. It's a great way to kick off the holiday season. MORE+ LESS-

Make It Special!

  • Assign each guest one recipe. Ask each guest to make eight dozen cookies of the assigned recipe to bring to the party. Each guest will bring home eight dozen cookies - a dozen of each kind baked by the guests.
  • Print out the recipes for all the cookies made (indicating who baked which cookies) for each guest. You can purchase festive computer paper for printing. Make a copy for each guest, so they will have a copy of all the recipes to keep for their own use.
  • Before the guests arrive, put on some holiday music and light a seasonal scented candle or spray a little holiday room scent to put guests in the holiday spirit as soon as they walk through your door.
  • Set out big bowls of popcorn and chips, the veggies and dip and an insulated server of hot chocolate and a pitcher of cider for all the cookie bakers to help themselves. Supply festive holiday cups and glasses for the beverages.
  • Purchase eight inexpensive large plastic holiday trays for cookie collecting. Set the trays out on a table. Ask each guest to arrange one dozen cookies on each tray. Wrap the trays with red or green plastic wrap. Attach a cookie list on each and add a colorful ribbon. Have each guest take home a tray of cookies when they leave.