The Cookie Exchange Party

The 23rd annual Hoyt Street Cookie Exchange took place last week. I was an invited guest to this neighborhood party and was honored to be among these women of all different interests and backgrounds.

To participate in the Cookie Exchange, there are a few rules to follow:

1) To take cookies you must bring cookies, 5 dozen to be exact. One woman came to the party to socialize, only because she burned her cookies. She took a lot of pictures.

2) Bring copies of your recipe to share.

3) Display your cookies on a plate, basket, plastic container.

4) Bring a container to take your cookies home in.

5) The number of people who brought cookies divided by 60 determines the number of cookies per batch you can take.

6) Ready. Set. Go. Round the table you go.

7) Socialize and talk.

So are you curious as to which cookie I brought to the exchange? Well, it was the Coconut Pyramids. Surprised? They were wonderful and so easy to transport to the party.

Do you wonder what happened to my other cookies? The Whoopie Pies went to the Christmas Potluck at work. People raved over the marshmallow creme filling and decorative squiggles.

The Sarah Bernhardt cookies were placed individually in candy wrappers and into gift bags for co-workers. These cookies are gluten free and several of my friends with gluten allergies were thrilled.

It was a long month of baking, but now I have a variety of cookies to share for any holiday celebration. Merry Christmas and happy baking!

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16 thoughts on “The Cookie Exchange Party

  1. The wagon wheel ones look pretty. What are they?

    Your cookies look like they turned out great! I’m not surprised you picked the pyramids…especially after the rave reviews you got!

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  2. I found the wagon wheels to be intriguing also. It is a Norwegian Rosette that is made of a pancake-like batter. She uses a Rosette iron on a handle that has a little well to hold the batter. They are then dunked in hot oil for a few minutes, drained and sugar-cinnamon shake over the top. They are crisp and surprisingly light. We are trying to convince her to join the cooking group. I liked her immediately when she told me she went to a little town in Minnesota to learn how to make Lefse a traditional soft, Norwegian flatbread. Lefse is made out of potato, milk, and flour, and cooked on a griddle. Apparently, people from all over the world order the lefse shipped out especially at Christmas.

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  3. Thanks for dropping by my blog. It is a lot of work and planning to participate in the Cookie Exchange, but so much fun and memorable.

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  4. Luckily I have restrained but we did break out the box last night for my husband and daughter to peak at the stash πŸ™‚

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  5. All I can say is…OH. MY. GOODNESS. Those look so delicious and so very, very decadent! Now THAT’S what I call a cookie exchange. I’d love to be a part of something like this, but I’m sorry to say my cookies would be sad-looking compared to these beauties. Thanks for making me gain weight just by looking at these! πŸ˜€

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  6. Thanks so very much for stopping by and checking out the cookie exchange party blog. You are always welcome to join in. It was a busy but fun months of cooking.

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