I love cookies all year-round, but I especially love all the wonderful varieties of holiday cookies at Christmastime! Hosting family and friends for a cookie exchange party is a wonderful way to start or continue a holiday tradition. A cookie exchange is a great way to host a party and get a variety of baked goods and some new recipes with the least amount of expense.
This party is a wonderful way to collect the personal stories behind the cookies. Sharing stories also acts as an ice-breaker and a way for guests to get to know each other.
You also can host a cookie “bake and exchange” party. Since everyone is so busy, buying good quality cookie mixes and having the guests come over to stir them up, bake and decorate them can become a party activity.
Here are a few tips for hosting a cookie party exchange: