- Each guest chooses 1 type of cookie to make and lets you know in advance so there aren't duplicates.
- Each guest makes 1 dozen cookies per attendee PLUS a dozen to share on cookies swap day (that means if 5 people RSVP, you make 6 dozen of the *same* type of cookie--5 doz to give, 1 doz to share).
- Package cookies dozens individually (on paper plates, paper sacks, etc.) so they can be quickly and easily distributed.
You leave the cookie swap with several dozens of DIFFERENT types of cookies that you can re-arrange and give to neighbors. I looks like you baked for hours :)
*Only make 1 type of cookie to swap (I've been known to break this rule BUT when I break it, I still make a dozen of EACH cookie. So if I make buckeyes and pinwheels, each guest still gets 12 of each).
*Cookies only--popcorn balls, candy, fudge, caramels, etc. are really hard to divvy up.
- Send an evite to several friends explaining the process and the benefits.
- The day of, make some tea, coffee, and cocoa, turn on Christmas music, and play hostess.
- This can be a quick drop off-take-leave event or you can draw it out. Have time to chat, sample cookies, and perhaps give white elephant gifts.
- Make sure everyone leaves with cookies
Share the Love:
When the swap is all over, open up those cookies and layout a nice cookie assortment on plates. Cover with wrap, add a bow and gift tag, and take to your neighbors.