Cookie Exchange

Right before the holidays a few girlfriends and I gathered together for our first cookie exchange. After unpacking and displaying dozens upon dozens of linzer tarts, chocolate chip cookies, rugelach, and chocolate crinkles we sipped hot cider and sampled the treats. It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and gather some new cookie recipes!
We coincidentally coordinated our outfits! 
We had such a great time at our cookie exchange that we hope to plan an appetizer party in the new year to taste each other's favorite snack recipes. Do you have any favorite appetizer recipes? I would love to add some new ideas to my recipe book!


  1. I love this idea and I adore the presentation of the cookies!

    I used the gingersnap chocolate chip recipe that you provided TWO TIMES this weekend. Complete and utter hit with everyone who tried the cookies.

    The Rambling Fangirl

    1. Hey Cristina!

      Yay! I am so glad you liked the recipe. I make those cookies ALL THE TIME! They are always a hit. My friend Allison is super cute and went all out with the cookie exchange. When we arrived she had stamped labels for all of our cookies and set out the most delicious hot beverages.

      Hopefully I can plan another party soon with appetizers!

  2. How fun! A good friend of mine used to host one of these parties every year. She has since moved away :( so I may have to pick up the torch in her honor. It was always such a fun time to gather with girlfriends before everyone scattered for the holidays. I might steal your presentation ideas because I love those labels!

    As for appetizers, everyone always loves bacon wrapped dates stuffed with soft cheese (either gorgonzola or goat) and I have never met a deviled egg I didn't like. Good luck!

    1. I was so excited to be invited to my first cookie exchange party! I think you should definitely host one next holiday season, or before then just for fun! Allison used individual stamps and butcher paper for the labels. They looked amazing! We all shared our recipes online before the party in a group email to ensure we didn't double up and so Allison could make the labels ahead of time.

      Dates and bacon is one of my favorites! Brian makes them for me every Thanksgiving, and my mom makes them on Christmas Eve. Yum!


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