How to host a holiday cookie swap

Cookie exchange parties are the latest craze in holiday fun, especially if you’re trying to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Instead of spending hours baking different batches of cookies, why not host a cookie exchange party.

Here’s how it works:

Create a guest list and send out invitations. Try to limit the number of guests to 8 or 10 people, since each person will be asked to bring twelve dozen cookies., plus additional cookies for sampling, you’ll want to keep the guest list smaller.

Once your guests have confirmed, ask them to tell  you what they’ll be making and ask them to bring the recipe. This will ensure a variety of different types of holiday treats, as well as being able to share the recipe with enthusiastic cookie fans.

On the day of the party, have your guests bring their cookies and containers to transport their new cookies home. Sample cookies should be displayed on a separate table with the recipes, so people know what’s in them in case of any allergies. Once guests know what cookies they like, they then proceed to take the allotted number of each batch.

Guest go home with a fantastic assortment of holiday cookies that can then be shared with family and friends. Everyone will be impressed with the great selection of your holiday baking this year!