Hosting a cookie swap
By no means is the cookie swap limited to the winter holiday season! No sir! It is the greatest excuse to get people under one roof and exchange bars, squares and cookies. So much so that I am often surprised when folks have never heard of such a thing or become nervous when asked if they want to get involved.
Like any swap, it’s rooted in equal opportunity: While you can set a specific number of goodies for each person to bring, you can also ask guests to bring as many cookies as they wish to take – this is useful during holidays when people want to have a lot of cookies around the house.
As an afternoon event, you can serve milk (and coffee and tea), or you can hold the swap as part of a dinner party, with the emphasis on folks taking their goodies home with them. Either way, everyone is likely to leave happy and with some delicious baked goods.
My favourites for swapping are chocolate chip cream cheese cookies (pictured above). What’s your favourite cookie recipe? Or is there a cookie recipe that you’ve come to rely upon someone to make for you?