For the past four years I have attended a Christmas cookie exchange. You stay up until 3 am the night before, baking eight dozen tasty treats to bring to the party, but it’s all worth it when you come home with a massive tupperware container filled to the brim with nearly 100 new cookies and bars to have on hand for the holidays (or for those midnight chocolate cravings).
This year I brought homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars and while I don’t want to toot my own horn, I think they put Starbucks’ to shame.
Usually at the exchange there are a few duds, like fruit cake plops or something nasty like that, but I still love it because it’s so nice to have a beautiful variety to offer guests, without the endless hours of preparing them all yourself.
Do you attend cookie exchanges? Love them or hate them?