Bake one big batch of your favourite cookies and go home with an assortment of cookies for the holidays; it must be a cookie exchange.
The premise of a cookie exchange is simple: bake one big batch of your favourite cookies and go home with an assortment of cookies for the holidays. Everyone involved saves time and money, and they have an excuse for a party.
How to Host a Cookie Exchange:
1. Invite a group of co-workers or friends (8 to 12 people) to each bake one dozen of their favourite holiday cookies for each person invited to the exchange, plus one more batch for sampling at the party. Give everyone 2 to 3 weeks' notice so they have time to bake.
2. To avoid duplicates ask everyone in advance to name the cookies they'll be baking. If there are duplicates, simply ask if there's another favourite recipe they could make.
3. Ask each guest to bring a photocopy of their recipe along with a large enough cookie tin to hold a full assortment of cookies to take home. If you're organizing the party, bring extra tins or re-sealable bags for any overflow.
4. Serve tea, coffee, eggnog, hot chocolate, mulled cider, bottled water or juices. Provide enough cups, glasses, plates, and napkins.
5. Have a number of large trays for displaying all the cookies when your guests arrive. Set out one tray with a full assortment of the cookies for everyone to sample.
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