I’m sad that this is the last day of the Mistletoe Make & Bake Blog Hop, but I’m excited that it is my turn to share a fun holiday project with you! But first, let’s talk about cookie exchanges since you have dozens of new cookie recipes to try!
Hosting a Cookie Exchange Party is the perfect way to get together with friends over the holidays with the added bonus of getting a variety of cookies to have for other holiday occasions without all the work!
I’ve been to cookie exchanges where guests brought copies of their recipes along with their cookies. If you plan your date far enough in advance you can have your guests send their recipes to you in advance so you can compile a book of cookie recipes for each guest as a party favor! Having prizes is another fun idea – you could give prizes for the best-looking cookies or the most creative packaging and give mini cookie cutters, jars of sprinkles or flavorings as the prizes.
Don’t forget the Christmas music!
There are hundreds of resources on the web to help you plan – everything from The Rules of the Cookie Exchange to Cookie Exchange Invitations. There are a gazillion recipe sites, too, but you won’t be needing those because you’ve got plenty of new cookie recipes from this blog hop to keep you busy for a while! There’s still time to plan a fun Cookie Exchange Party with your friends so get out your calendar and pick a date!
The cookie recipe I’m sharing with you today was shared with me a couple of years ago by my good friend, Ruthanne. These rank right up at near the top of my favorite cookies list … I think I made at least a half dozen batches that first Christmas!
To download and print the pdf version of the recipe card, click here.
I decided since we were baking all these cookies that we needed a cute decoration to dress up our cookie jars. My Cookie Jar Wrap is quick to make – add them to cute jars filled with homemade cookies for those last minute gifts on your list! It could also be adapted to use as a Candle Wrap, and by all means, make it with fabric instead of wool if you prefer!
I have enjoyed reading your comments so much – seems we’ve brought back lots of memories for you with our stories and cookie recipes, and I love the stories you’ve shared in your comments. As one of the featured blogs today, I get to have a little giveaway so you’ll want to be sure to leave a comment on this post. I’ll post the winner on Sunday. Oh, I should probably tell you what you’ll win…how about this cute little kit!
Make sure you’ve left a comment on each blog each day so you’ll be entered to win the grand prizes…yes, I said prizes! Seems we have enough great stuff to put together TWO grand prizes…I wish I could win! Sherri over at This & That will announce the grand prize winners on her blog Sunday so be sure to check back…it might be YOU!
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