Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Cookie Exchange

With holiday baking in full force, a Christmas cookie exchange party is the absolute best way to spread your baking love with friends.
Over the weekend, my good friends Mel and Lauren hosted a delicious cookie soirĂ©e. Each girl brought a batch of their favorite Christmas cookies {and recipe card} to give away, and in return went home with a plethora of cookies, lots of new recipes, and a sugar coma. 

 Our lovely hosts!
We nibbled on all sorts of yummy appetizers before the "swap"!
Ho Ho Punch: 1 bottle of chilled champagne, 1 bottle of chilled ginger ale, 
and 2 packages of frozen strawberries, partially thawed.
And drank festive Ho Ho Punch!
Our assortment of holiday cookies!

The cookie {and recipe card} contestants:
Marble Fudge Bars by Jess
Peppermint Oreo Bark by Rachel
 Monster Cookies by Mel & Lauren
Oatmeal Cream Cheese Butterscotch Bars by Abbey
Ginger Snaps by Meghan
Pecan Balls by Brynn
Candy Cane Blossoms by Christina
White Chocolate Fudge by Abbey
Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies by Mary

...and the winners of the "best cookie" and "best recipe card"!
But the best part of the exchange....boxing up our cookies in the festive containers Mel provided!

It was so much fun to get a ton of friends together, share the holiday spirit and stock up on lots of different holiday cookies! 

Merry Christmas week!

12 comments:

  1. They all look so delicious! What a great party idea :)

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  2. What an adorable idea for a party! I'd love to host one of these next year! Looks like y'all had such a great time!

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  3. what an awesome evening with friends! i need to host a cookie exchange and i love all of those cookies recipes. where were those festive boxes from? they are cute

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  4. This looks like so much fun! :) Everything looks so good!

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  5. this looks like so much fun! and all the food looked amazing! i just love the holidays!

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  7. Oh my goodness - that looks like cookie heaven! What a fun idea!

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  8. Those cookie buckets are such a great idea! you and your friends are so creative! Oh and today at work, someone came in with the name Brynn and I just loved it! I had never heard it before and now it see it twice in one day!

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  9. Looks like yall had a blast! Cookie exchanges are always so much fun!

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  10. yummy cookies!!! nice pics too, seems like you had fun there... great blog, following you now..

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  11. Cookie Heaven is right!!!
    That punch looks SO good...

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  12. I remembered you participated in a cookie exchange and wanted to find this post! I am going to host one this year and wanted to know if you had any tips? What date is best to have the party, first or second week in December? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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