Cookie Exchanges are so fun - and a great way to get a unique assortment of cookies. I'm planning an upcoming exchange with a bunch of friends - many of whom have never participated in the exchange. The questions are mostly around acceptable cookie choices. Are brownies OK? How many cookies will I need to make? I am getting some feedback that my 'invitation' is a little intimidating... well, it's straightforward - and this is serious business! I even removed some of the rules that I found online when looking for some guidelines!
Below is my version of the Cookie Exchange Rules:
Take a break from the holiday rush and spend some time with old and new friends. Appetizers and hot drinks will be provided while sampling all of the great holiday cookies!
RULES OF THE HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE
* Please RSVP by 12/01
* include type of cookie that you plan on baking to avoid duplicates
What to bring:
* 1 dozen cookies per attendee (official count to be made by 12/01)
* 1 dozen cookies for sample buffet (broken cookies OK to sample!)
* Containers to carry away your assortment
* Copies of your recipe for others
* "no-bake" cookies not allowed (not fair to exchange rice krispies for hand-decorated sugar cookies!)
*If you would like to see the cookie on a holiday platter it will be perfect for the exchange!
* If you don't have time to bake, or if your recipe took a turn for the worse, you can substitute with yummy, real-bakery cookies.
* If you cannot attend and would still like to exchange cookies, you may deliver your cookies the day before the party. I will exchange for you.