A Cookie Exchange Tip

Welcome to the last day of the Mistletoe Make and Bake event.

Quite possibly you could have 65 new recipes to add to your rotation. I have some new ones I am excited to try out. I find the more I bake the less I want to eat it. Crazy, I know!

Today’s designers are
Today’s topic is……. A Cookie Exchange Tip
Having a large family was not very conducive for many cookie exchanges. We always seemed to eat the cookies before we could get them traded. I also have a few people in my family that will not eat anything from “strangers.” So I started doing some research on this topic. I found there are many websites for the professional cookie exchange enthusiast. Cookieexchange.com is one of these sites. Robin started her exchanges in 1989. I thought I would pass on some of her suggestions. Make your cookie exchange a women’s only event. Do not eat the cookies during the exchange. Serve
hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages. That seems pretty simple.
I hope you enjoy exchanging cookies as much as I have enjoyed exchanging recipes.

Thank you to Sherri Falls and the other designers for inviting me along.

Have a wonderful holiday and as the song goes, “Don’t get caught under the mistletoe
with anyone else but _____ (you can fill in the blank here).”

CLICK HERE for a printable version.

This recipe makes a ton of cookies, perfect to share.
The winner of my drawing on Thursday is
Karen said…

We have still have ornaments the kids (now 26 & 29) made in Kindergarten and first grade on the tree. Some have school pictures on them – these are priceless to us! Thank you for the recipe and for sharing about your ornaments and tree.
Karen, send  me an e-mail with your mailing address.


  1. JANET says:

    For my cookie exchange we always bake an extra dozen to put on the table to share. That way we can try the cookies but we all still go hame with our own. This has been a wonderful week. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and getting some great recipes and projects. I have already made a few of them and will be making more now that the weekend is here. Have a wonderful Christmas and God bless

  2. Christie says:

    Oooooh!!! I love monster cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks a bunch for sharing this recipe and the exchange tip, too! Most of all, thank you so very much for sharing all your recipes, tips and ideas and your wonderful project with us during the Mistletoe Make and Bake, this has been the most fun! I could kiss you all under the mistletoe for all the wonderful things you all have shared with us. Thanks again bunches, and Merry Christmas to you and yours! HUGS… and stitches

  3. JessicaSews says:

    We've enjoyed exchanging with our neighbors, making home-made ornaments to top off the plate is an added touch. The hugs and holiday greetings between neighbors is the best of all!

    Love this recipe!

    Thank you for this week's fun!
    Happy Holidays!

  4. deb says:

    Thank You for all the recipes this week and all the tips and ideas Thank You for the refreshers course on the fond memories that sometime get away from yourself about growing up and your kids growing up Want to wish You and Your Family a Very Happy Holiday Season It has been a fun Week!

  5. For some reason the recipe won't print for me, grr! NOW what is my brand-new computer up to? I saved it however so when this thing gets over its brat attack I can add it to the collection. Thanks for taking part in this fun Hop.

  6. bairdmtn says:

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you have pu in to this blog hop! I love having all the new projects and recipes to treasure and will enjoy them for years to come! Thank you!

  7. Karen says:

    I can't believe I won the drawing, I was reading through your blog post on the winner and I thought wait a minute I wrote that – "It's me!" Thank you so much!

    The recipe sounds delicious – I don't have this one! I've never been to a cookie exchange but I do make baked goods and meals for people when I can. Thank you for sharing so much with us. Loved your recipes, traditions, patterns, stories, and pictures. This has been so much fun. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas with your family. Happy quilting!


  8. Karin says:

    Thank ya'll so much for a wonderful week! Mu little printer was buzzing all week and I've now got a great 'go-to' book for the holidays! In fact, I think I'll make an extra one for the girl living at one of the ranch camps for a Christmas gift. This was just too much fun! May your holidays be Blessed!

  9. Madame Samm says:

    You know something Lissa ?..I am sew much sweeter this week…imagine that…lol
    thanks for the very sweet tour… Love the idea of cookie exchange…I still belong to WDCL society..
    white, dark, chocolate lovers society, cookie exchange…it has been 16 years…

  10. gmp says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipes, family traditions and special project. It has been a fun-filled week, and I am sad to see it come to an end. I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Gwen says:

    Lissa, Thank you for taking the time to be part of the Make and Bake. All the projects and recipes have been great and have enjoyed reading all the postings. Thanks again, Happy Holidays.

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