This year, I’ve been invited to a cookie exchange. It’s my very first time attending one of these events and Mr. LH had to look it up for me before I understood what I had gotten myself into. Basically, I bake (ha, ha, ha….I mean Mr. LH will bake πŸ˜‰ ) one type of cookie, bring a huge amount (because we’ll be taste testing and swapping), then package them up as gifts. I’ll leave the event with about 60 different types of cookies packaged into a handful of gifts. It will be another great way to give gifts to colleagues and friends without spending a ton of money.

Thankfully, Mr. LH did some research on cookie recipes and found one that requires a little bit of work, but they are “Award Winning,”…I won’t share the recipe until after this weekend to make sure they’re a hit. πŸ˜‰ Β Here are a few other ideas I thought about that were simple and festive:

  1. Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. These actually stay “fresh” for up to five days – a great plus when thinking about gifting cookies.
  2. Salted Turtle Bites. A Pillsbury recipe that includes the Pillsbury refridgerated chocolate chip cookie dough.
  3. Quick Peanut Blossoms. A 3-ingredient recipe from Pillsbury. (If I was on my own and had to do the baking all by myself, I’d probably choose this simple recipe).

Searching for some packaging inspiration, here’s what I found through Pinterest:

Cookie Swap Ideas
Cookie Swap Ideas

The cellophane packaging is easy and inexpensive. Hopefully we’ll have a few different options to choose from. I’ll be able to share my opinion of this event next week and possibly the recipe if I don’t botch it up!

Now, for some thanks to those that hosted my articles in a carnival this past week:


  1. Money Beagle Reply

    I’ve heard of the concept but I never knew the details. I think this is interesting, though for me I am still of the basic ‘Please make chocolate chip cookies and call it a day’ variety, so the 60+ type isn’t a plus in my book *lol*

  2. krantcents Reply

    My wife does some thing similar for years. She bakes a special bread. We get so much that we have to freeze a lot of it or we would gain 5-10 lbs.

  3. Stu @ Poor Student Reply

    I love cookies. I could get behind this concept except the issue is that I don’t know how to bake anything. I suppose that’s becuase I’ve never really tried.

  4. Untemplater Reply

    I’ve seen some really cool baked good gift ideas in magazines lately. If I was a decent baker I’d totally consider doing something like that for holiday gifts. Well that and if my oven wasn’t acting up! πŸ™‚

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