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Want a great variety of Christmas cookies without all of the work? Host a cookie exchange instead! You’ll get a great variety of cookies, new recipes, and get to have lots of fun with your friends. Here are some hints to make your cookie exchange a hit.
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Set the date: The date is super important; you want the date to be close enough to Christmas so the cookies will still be fresh for Santa’s visit, but far enough away that everyone has time to spare for your party! I have created some FREE printable invitations.
RSVP: Make sure your guests RSVP so that everyone knows how many cookies to bring, and how many types of cookies they will be receiving.
Number of guests plus two: Make sure everyone brings little bags of six to ten cookies for each of the guests, plus two extras for tasting at the party!
Homemade everything: Make sure everyone brings homemade cookies. No store-bought goodies here!
Have contests: Select a small prize for the best tasting cookie recipe, and the best presentation for your guests. Let everyone vote for their favorites!
Try new things: Ever think to bring biscotti to a cookie exchange? What about cookie bars? Tarts and mini cakes? All of these make great cookie exchange items!
Hosting your own cookie party can save you a lot of holiday baking time, and can be great social time with your friends during the busy holiday season!