Third Annual Cookie Exchange

Caroline and I attended Mel’s 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange on Sunday. This is always one of my favorite holiday parties of the season and this year’s did not disappoint! There were 14 girls in attendance and each brought 4 dozen cookies – totaling 672 cookies! We all took home a bucket of cookies, lots of new recipes and sugar comas…

I snapped this picture as the cookies started rolling into the party. So much goodness on one table!

 Lots and lots and lots of yummy desserts! To ensure there weren’t any duplicate recipes guests were required to list what cookie they were bringing on the evite when they RSVP’d. This year I went an easier route and baked red velvet marbled brownies {recipe}!

Mel provided cute prizes for the winners of the best decorated cookie, favorite dessert and best recipe card. Each year this contest gets more and more competitive!


The “best cookie” award went to McKinsey for her Special K Bar Cookies {recipe}. A close second was Laura’s Mystery Brickle Bars {recipe}. But another favorite worth mentioning was Mel’s Smores Cookie Cups {recipe}.

Ho Ho Punch {recipe here} – always a hit and never a drop left!

A plate full of cookies for the tasting!

And a few snaps of the munchkin with some of her favorite friends…

First Annual Cookie Exchange {post here}

Second Annual Cookie Exchange {post here}





  1. Sydney Hale
    December 17, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    What a neat idea for a girls night! Im sure the sugar rush was nice too!Sydney

  2. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    December 17, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    This is such a cute idea – I'll have to try something like this next year! x

  3. KatiePerk
    December 17, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    That looks like such a fun party!

  4. BLovedBoston
    December 17, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Such a great party!! And wowza that's a lot of cookies!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  5. April of A. Liz Adventures
    December 17, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    Ahhh so FUN! I want to know what cookies you made, and whose won?! Gimme gimme gimme that recipe! 🙂 PS, Caroline is the cutest cookie at the party, I could just eat.her.up!

  6. Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog
    December 17, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    What a fun idea! Love the take home buckets.

  7. Nichole @
    December 17, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    So fun, and I love all the cute touches!

  8. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    December 17, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    Caroline looks so cute!! This is so fun! I'm going to a cookie exchange this weekend and still don't know what I'm making.. eek!

  9. Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    December 17, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Your decor/decorations are beautiful! Looks like a great time!~Ashley @ A Cute

  10. Amanda June
    December 17, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    All the cookies look amazing!! What a fun Christmas party and good reason to eat yummy cookies!

  11. Pamela
    December 17, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    aww funnnn!

  12. Jess Scott
    December 17, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are too cute and this party puts ours to shame!! Haha! 🙂 I may have to step it up a notch. 😉

  13. Tess
    December 17, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    You look fantastic!! Question….does the host ask everyone to send her their cookie recipe before so that you don't have any duplicates?

  14. [darci @ the good life]
    December 17, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Y'all are the CUTEST and I want a big bucket full of cookies…. allllll for myself! Happy day ahead sweet friend! Have been thinking about you and praying for your dad daily! XO!

  15. Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming
    December 17, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    Oh my gosh what a fun party!! Love all the cute little details. Caroline looks so cute in her Christmas gear!

  16. Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight
    December 17, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    That is amazing why did I not get inited?!!

  17. Jillian Manesh
    December 17, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    yummm so many tasty cookies! makes me really excited to go to a cookie exchange this weekend! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  18. Samma
    December 17, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    How fun! Now I am dying for a cookie and a glass of milk. YUM!

  19. Timsha Coleman
    December 17, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    What a cute idea!! Looks like you all had an amazing time!

  20. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    December 17, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    so fun!

  21. Sara Elizabeth
    December 18, 2014 / 4:23 am

    This looks amazing!!! One of my friends always does one, but they are laying out this year…. So sad after seeing these pics!!

  22. Jo
    December 18, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    what a fun tradition! share more winning recipes!!

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