THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
Well Robin my dear the time has come for your 15 minutes of fame and you
deserve it!! As we celebrate Christmas let us remember the gift you have
brought to us by sharing your home and inviting us every year to celebrate
YOUR COOKIE EXCHANGE party! This party allows us to share friendships that
have grown, recipes that have come from our past and carry forward, a moment
to stop our breath during the holidays, and memories that will carry on forever.
Your gift to us every year is one of love and sharing and we are thankful
for being invited. May others find the time with their friends to start this
tradition at a busy time of the year to share a little of the past and present.
Others say, "stop and smell the roses" while we say stop and "smell the cookies."
Continued success on your web site awards as we your friends award you with
"A Good Friend Award" for sharing your home with us during a special time
of year. Hugs, Nancy
very interesting site.
thank you for a great web page.
Very good site. I loved it.I have been to a few cookie exchangegs before
but forgot the rules. Thanks so much for the info.
Your site is one of the best that I have viewed so far. Great ideas!
Just a quick thank you. We're looking at doing our first exchange at my
office and I wanted to be sure we had a good set of rules to distribute with
the invite. I found lots of good info (including great rules) here at your
So glad to find this heart warming site! I am in a house in a development
under construction but there are about thirty -forty houses on this street--I
really want to host an exchange so we can "break the ice" --I want to have
real neighbors for a change! Can you make some suggestion from your own
experience on how to deal with that kind of number? I don't expect they will
all come--and I am more interested in the socializing aspect than the hard
core cookie rules aspect this time around---I will have name tags and try
an "ice breaker " or two--cookie related? Do You have time to make some specific
suggestions? Thanks so much!
I can't wait to see the show! I hope I did alright ,I was very
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your wonderful Christmas Cookie Exchange
website! Last year I decided to host my own cookie exchange, but didn't quite
know how to go about it the right way. Fortunately, when I typed "cookie
exchange" in my search engine your website appeared to save the day. I have
used your sample invitation and many other ideas as well. Your website proved
to be a terrific inspiration for my creativity! Thank you again for the great
"how-to's." Congratulations on your fabulous website! Your hard work and
creativity is very much appreciated!
Thanks for the recipes. I am planning on making some cookies for friends
and family this Christmas and was searching for some good ideas. I can't
wait to try the sugar cookie recipe and the "famous" Olson peanut butter
cookie recipe. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks again! ---Elda
robin your recipes are wonderful thank for your help god bless you and
your family keep up the wonderful recipes
Love your site. I will trying a few recipes. This year will be my 25th
annual cookie party. Attendances ranges from 50-100 people every year. I
bake everything. I will send a couple of my favorite recipes along
Love your site.
What a wonderful site! I am delighted to see such effort put into a beautiful
website! I learned of this from frozen assets egroup. Great design and
Your site truly got me into the Christmas spirit. Although I'm already
booked up for this holiday season, I do plan on following through with a
Cookie Exchange for the next holiday season. I think all my family and friends
will enjoy this experience. Without your website I wouldn't have known where
to start! Thanks again!
You are an awesome chick-you saved the day! I have been searching for
Cookie exchange info for 3 weeks. Your sight is beautiful and very festive
love your site.......hosting my first cookie exchange this year.
Robin, You have the BEST web page! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
After seeing this page and reading all of your great ideas, I am going to
attempt to have my first Cookie Exchange in my neighborhood this December.
Wish me luck! Your Texan Friend, Shannon McNutt
I love all the information you have provided. Now I feel almost ready
for my first cookie exchange!
couldn't believe I found a website that would tell me how to begin my
own cookie exchange. Thanks for putting the information out on the web and
available for us novices!
I WAS PLANNING ON DOING A COOKIE EXCHANGE WITH OUR LADIES IN THE CHURCH,
BUT I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT. I THINK YOU'VE GIVEN ME ENOUGH
TO GET STARTED WITH. WISH ME LUCK.
thanks for the greatcookies!have a great holiday
Your web page has been a great help! I hope to host a cookie exchange
and do one at our church. Thanks for all the great info!
Thanks for the tips!
GREAT SUGGESTIONS. I WILL BE HOSTING MY FIRST COOKIE EXCHANGE THIS YEAR
AND REALLY ENJOYED YOUR WEBSITE.
I can't wait to try all of your recipes! Thanks for the baking secrets,
This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. It has been handed down from
my grandmother to my mom then to me. Hope you will try it and like it. I
love them because they TASTE like Christmas! Let me know. ENGLISH DROP COOKIES
1 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup
cold coffee (black) 2 cups stewed raisins 1 cup coconut or nut meats (or
½ & ½) 3 ½ cups flour ½ cup cocoa ½ teaspoon
each, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon
salt ½ teaspoon baking soda Blend shortening, sugar and eggs together.
Add coffee and sifted dry ingredients. Cook raisins in just a little water
until plump. Add when cool with nuts. Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie
sheet. Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes Makes about 5 dozen
I'm going to try a Cookie Exchange Breakfast thank-you so much for
Robin, thanks for your info. I have volunteered myself to host a
cookie exchange for my neighborhood. Everyone is so excited and I don't have
a clue what to do first. But now I do. Thank you!!!!!!!!
I love reading your stories. I've tried and tried to get people together
for something like this; but it's so hard when everyone is just so busy with
their lives. I may try again after checking out your pages. My sister sent
this to me and she said she was thinking of me when she found your web-page.
Thanks for sharing...Lucy
Organized web page!!! Love it. AMY
Wonderful info on cookie exchange. We started a mother/daughter cookie
exchange and family members are to take turns hosting it. This year my daughter
and I will be hosts. Do you ever play games for prizes, have a x-mas gift,
Hey Robin, finally got on your web site. It looks great. Please add me
to your mailing list. Thanks again for the invitation to the cookie exchange,
it was alot of fun. Carol
A beautiful site! How about scanning in your recipes? That might make
it go a little faster! Maybe that could be a new duty for the taste testers...
type a recipe/taste the cookie... I am working on developing the same tradition
-- starting six Christmases ago when we bought our house. I love doing it!
I just need to get more people to get into the spirit of it!!! Thanks for
the encouragement in your site. This is my first visit!!!
Robin, thank you for your wonderful web site. I am hosting my first cookie
exchange and searching the internet for some ideas. This is all of the
information I was looking for. Thanks for all of the time you sent putting
this together. It is greatly appreciated!! Kim
I had so much fun looking at your site and I'm really thinking about doing
a Cookie Exchange. Thank you, Robin!!! Merry Christmas, Linda
Robin, The update looks great!! I love the cookie background. Keep up
the good work and thanks for responding so promptly to my email. I will send
you pictures from my exchange.
Started planning a cookie exchange for the nurses at my hospital, saw
you menu and entered. I am so glad I did. What a great web site and great
recipes. Thank You.
Was looking for advice on organizing a Christmas cookie exchange at work.
There your site was: Number 1 on the list furnished by the search
My sister and I have talked about doing a cookie exchange for a couple
of years, but haven't yet. I decided now that I am settled in a new home
I will host it and make sure we get it done this year. We had heard of the
idea several years ago from out next door neighbor who participates in one
herself. We are looking forward to it and I'm sure your website will give
me some additional ideas. Thanks!
Bless you for the candy cane recipe. I made them when my kids were little
and now that they are grown they want to make them too, but I lost the recipe.
Glad I came to your page.
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