Annual Christmas Cookie Swap with Friends

Every year, a few of my friends and I get together for a cookie swap.  It is a fun and stress free way to start the season’s celebrations.

There are only four of us, so we only have to make four dozen cookies, plus a few extra for tasting.  I think that is what makes it so stress free.  We also take turns hosting the party.  This time it was my turn.

I lined a basket with a napkin to hold assorted teas and hot cocoa.   I put out some Hometalk mugs and spoons next to the basket to make it easy for my friends to help themselves.  My centerpiece was a Wayfair cloche with a candy covered tree, chocolate snowman, marshmallows and assorted candies displayed as a winter wonderland..

I served a quiche and simple salad and our cookie sampling is always dessert.

 I sent each of my friends home with a Hometalk mug filled with hot cocoa, truffles and a peppermint stick.  Later when they sit down to enjoy a cup, they’ll be reminded of all the laughs we had at our party.

I am sharing my cookie swap party on Hometalk.  They provided me with the mugs for my party.  Home talk is a place where you can share and get help with anything home and gardening related.  Members even send in pictures of a bush or bug and ask for help identifying it.  It’s pretty amazing, and you don’t have to be a blogger to post projects or ask questions.

Thanks also to Wayfair for providing the beautiful cloche.

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  1. says

    Hi Mary, this is a sweet, pun intended, table with all the goodies and the cute centerpiece. I haven’t participated in a cookie swap in years. Four people sounds like just enough.

  2. says

    That’s a fun way to get together with friends and cut down on your baking at the same time. I usually meet friends at a local coffee shop, but maybe next year I’ll give this a try. I’ve got a friend who makes the BEST cookies!