My mom attended a cookie exchange every year at my grandma’s house. All of her cousins, aunts, and friends were invited. They went BIG and baked a dozen cookies for each person in attendance. She would come home with laundry baskets full of cookies. Some delicious, some that went in the trash, ha ha! But it was an event that everyone looked forward to.
In recent years I’ve attended cookie exchanges where each person brought a dozen cookies and left with a dozen assorted cookies. This certainly makes things simpler and helps your waistline. If you’re new to cookie exchanges – here are the rules:
Cookie Exchange Rules
- Invite Guests
- Instruct each guest to bring one dozen cookies
- Share recipes and eat cookies
- Vote for the best cookie
- Provide each guest with a box to take home an assortment of cookies
A little friendly competition makes things exciting, yes? Hold a “Best Cookie” contest and let your guests cast their vote after sampling all the goodies. We’ve got ballot cards to make your contest perfect.
Download the ballot slips HERE.
What about a favor for your guest?! Thank them for their hours in the kitchen and for the oh so delicioso contributions! We tied our little thank you cards to a mini cookie cuter. They made a perfect little favor for our friends.
Download the thank you tag HERE.
The Recipe Card
Your guest will most definitely want to take home instructions on re-creating the little piece of heaven they just consumed…so give them a recipe card to jot down the specifics.
Download our recipe cards for free HERE!
Cookie Exchange Favorites
Get ready to start baking! Hope you enjoy all these free printables!! Normally design packages like this are not so free, this is a treat indeed.
I wanted to leave you with a link to all of our best cookie recipes – to give you a little inspiration for what cookie to make.
for our favorite cookie exchange cookies