Saturday, December 25, 2010

7th Christmas Cookie Exchange!

My SIL and I hosted our 7th annual Christmas cookie exchange party this year. We happened to have matching skirts and joked that we wore different blouses so that others could tell us apart!
The cookies filled my dining table!

My crystal rooster presided over the cookie table surrounded by Christmas light bulbs that belonged to my husband's grandmother.
Another table held the cookie recipe booklets, apron ornaments and more cookies.
I was told that the ornament aprons also fit Barbie dolls!
These are the cookies I made this year. I originally wanted to try decorated sugar cookies. After quadrupling the eggs while doubling the recipe for the first batch and then setting the oven to 250 degrees instead of 350 degrees and having part of a batch slide off the cookie sheet while I was removing them from my bottom oven, I decided to switch to a less time consuming recipe.
We served appetizers, punch and coffee.

Everyone was given a bell necklace to wear. If caught saying the word "cookie", the necklace had to be given to the person who caught you.
We gave prizes for getting the most bell necklaces, the best cookie presentation, and the most spirited outfit. (We voted to decide the winners.)
Every year my husband asks me if it is worth all the work in preparation. I say "definitely"!


  1. Wow.everything looked delicious. I love the bell idea, and everyone looked like they were having a good time.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Mimi

  3. Lori, you crack me up! Were you sipping on the eggnog when you were trying to make/bake those cookies?
    Looks like a great time had by all.
    Love it.

    Take care and God Bless
    from Green Country

  4. Looks like you had fun at your cookie exchange...I hosted my first cookie exchange on December 18th. I'd love to know how you did your recipe booklets...I am going to make one for everyone who attended mine, but wasn't sure how to do it. Would you mind sharing the details with me? You can email me at
    Thanks for your help :)

  5. My goodness- that looks like so much fun!! (Not to mention, yummy!)

  6. Looks like everyone had a great time! I bet there were some yummy cookies too.


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