Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There's no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com.
I love all the festivities that occur during the Christmas and holiday season. During this time (and anytime, really!), I love all the opportunities to gather with family and friends. I enjoy the conversation and the quality time together. And, let's be honest...I enjoy the food. Especially the dessert!
But as we all know, being a hostess comes with a huge set of responsibilites. It can be stressful trying to figure out a way to feed everyone that attends these large holiday gatherings. No one wants or needs any extra stress this time of year.
The solution? Host a Cookie Exchange party!
The idea is simple.
Invite as many people as you'd like, and give everyone the instructions to bring two dozen of their favorite cookies. 24 cookies is a good number - you have a lot to share, but it's not a burden to have to bake that many.
At the party, all the cookies are put out on display.
And then, everyone gets to select 24 cookies to take home with them - either several of their favorites, or one of every cookie to try! How awesome is that?
I recently attended a Cookie Exchange party, and I loved it!
I took a batch of these cookies to share with everyone. Had I have known that people would bring all sorts of baked goods, I definitely would have opted for brownies instead. Have you tried these? They are AH-MAZING! My favorite brownies!
At the party, I added my cookies to the cookie table.
I joined all the other ladies in selecting cookies to take home.
And the best part was - a plate full of cookies to take home!
All the ladies who attended the cookie exchange party had a really great time. Also, as a fun little extra, the hostess collected all the recipes from everyone who attended, and is compiling a cute little cookbook as a gift to all the attendees! Such a great idea!
Have you ever attended a cookie exchange party??
What is your most favorite cookie??
Remember to check out Duncan Hines' website www.duncanhines.com to find some great recipes for your holiday get-together! I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective.