Here’s an activity that is a lot of fun and become very popular over the last few years: Cookie Exchange Parties! Think of it as an inexpensive alternative to throwing a traditional Christmas party. Trade recipes and cookies with guests, then walk away with a ton of recipes and a ton of cookies to enjoy at your leisure. Everybody wins!
Goodtaste has some favorites that would be great recipes to try, like these highly unique “tacky” sweater cookies from Lily’s Cookies, created just for our viewers! Featured in the video above, “tacky” sweater cookies are currently all the rage and hard to come by. Needless to say I’m excited to share them with you! Contrary to what the name suggests, this design really delivers…
Be sure to get a headcount of how many guests RSVP’d to your party ahead of time. Ask your friends what they plan to bake to try to avoid any duplicates! Typically a person bakes a half dozen to a dozen cookies of their signature Christmas cookie for each guest, wrapped and stapled with a copy of the recipe.
A Few Additional Tips:
- Cool treats completely before packing; store in self-sealing bags, tins, or plastic containers, separating soft and crisp varieties.
- Slip an apple wedge in with chewy sweets to boost freshness (replace every other day).
- Most cookies keep at room temperature for one to two weeks, or frozen for a few months.
You also bake a batch to set out and let everyone sample at the party…that’s the fun part! Go nuts…