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Looking ahead to Christmas as it's just around the corner. Want to do something different so I plan to host a cookie exchange. Your site has lots of what I need to host a successful party. Thank you.
Norma Medrano
Santa Paula, CA USA
- Monday, September 05, 2005 at 21:08:20 (EDT)

I just love your website. Can't wait to try some of the recipes. So many, it's going to be tough to choose.
Brandy Badzic
- Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 22:28:40 (EDT)

I just found your site today and love it. We are planning a family reunion/Christmas Party and wondered how a cookie exchange might work at a bigger event. There will be approximately 25 families. I'd like to make the exchange optional, as this would be the first. Do you have any suggestions?
Becky Christman
Dublin, OH USA
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 00:21:43 (EDT)

I throughly enjoyed your site. It was very helpful.
Shirley Bote
Foristell, Mo USA
- Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 10:39:43 (EDT)

It is New Year's Day and I so wish I would have found this site 2 months ago. I will bookmark it for next year. I have heard about cookie exchanges for years, but didn't konw how to go about it. What a wonderful service you have provided. Thank you very much, Sandi
Sandi Brumfiel <shawsi@yahoo.com>
DuggerI, IN USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 14:28:14 (EST)

This is really a neat idea. Maybe it would encourage some of us to get back to baking the old family recipes. After reading this, I see this as a challenge to try something like this next year. Sara Tamburrino Sara's Shop - Handcrafted Amish Baskets, Quilts, Etc. http://www.SarasShop.com
Sara Tamburrino <Sara@SarasShop.com>
Rolla, MO USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 22:19:19 (EST)

Hosted my First Cookie Exchange on 12/11/04 It was a grest success thanks to your web site. We are already planning for next year. Thanks Robin
Ernestine <egaines8402@earthlink.net>
Beaumont, Tx USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 23:36:13 (EST)

I love to bake cookies and breads.
Karin Sack <ksackilc@yahoo.com>
Neosho, MO USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 16:29:17 (EST)

Very beautiful site: http://ametistick.com
Judi <Judi@mail.ru>
USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 05:54:13 (EST)

I just love your website. Can't wait to try some of the recipes. So many, it's going to be tough to choose.
Toronto, ON USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 16:06:51 (EST)

Looking forward to starting a new tradition!
Gaithersburg, MD USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 13:42:59 (EST)

Robin, what a wonderful site you have here. I read about cookie exchange parties last year and instantly thought it was a fantastic idea. Since I had a new born in the house I decided to wait a year to have my first party. So, this Sunday I am having my first anural cookie exchange party and am expecting 12 ladies (maybe a few more who have yet to RSVP grrr LOL). I was really surprised about all of the excitement I have received from my girlfriends. Even those who are unable to make it this year were begging for an invite for next year. Woohoo! I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from your site and I thank you so much!! It has really helped me tons! So, wish me luck and I hope to be sharing some pictures and stories of my party. Again, thank you for this site. I'm sure it has taken lots of work and time to compile! Happy Holidays, Brenda Radder San Diego CA
Brenda Radder <radder@cox.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 13:10:27 (EST)

I have been enjoying your website today. This is the first time I have visited. I should have found you sooner. This will be my 3rd cookie exchange. You have given me very good ideas and rules. I will be using your invitation. Thanks so much. Gwenn
Gwenn Carson <Gwenncar@cs.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 13:25:19 (EST)

Thank you so much for all your help. i am hosting my first exchange this Sunday and I hope all goes well! Sounds like a funt time!!! I even got the girls in the office to participate!!
Michelle <mlkramer29.11@juno.co,>
Chalfont, PA USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 10:01:50 (EST)

Your website is great. I am looking forward to hosting my own cookie exchange with my sisters and friends. Thanks for the tips and I will let you know how it turns out.
Samantha <samvega@aol.com>
Topeka, KS USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 14:15:47 (EST)

Hey Robin, This website is great! I can't wait until next year to truly utilize it. I'm short on time this year, but please keep this website up and running. You've done a great job! Thanks for everyone's input. Scheneithia
Scheneithia <dayanastickler@yahoo.com>
Novi, MI USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 09:41:44 (EST)

I tried to host a Cookie Exchange Party and it was a bust; only 5 of the 12 women I invited attended my party last year. The others either told me they didn't bake or that it was a waste of time for them to bake a bunch of cookies. I felt horrible! Thankfully, I found your site and see that I'm not alone and that I'm not the only person out there that views baking as enjoying and not a chore! I hope other women are inspired to host their own parties and not let the
Mary Eddy
Riverside, CA USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 21:03:49 (EST)

Thanks for sharing your experiences and cookie recipes. This is my first cookie exchange that a friend of mine and I are starting at work and I am looking for an easy recipe because I have two little ones at home and want to make it quick and easy.
M. Michelle Parsons <msp@zbzoom.net>
Seven Fields, PA USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 08:56:40 (EST)

I own and operate Kids Station Daycare in Rolla, MO. This year we have planned a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party for the kids. The kids are so excited about baking and decorating cookies with their parents. Even a few grandmothers have volunteered to bake for our exchange. I will let you know how it goes. Of course, we will use this as a learning experience in measuring, counting, colors and sharing! Hopefully, these kids will continue to tradition of holiday baking and sharing with those we love.
Kimberly Arthur <keithkimandboys@yahoo.com>
Rolla, MO USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 16:54:15 (EST)

Hi Robin, I remember visiting your site once before and I'm glad to find it again! I have enjoyed hosting cookie exchanges for many years in my home. Have enjoyed your website and look forward to new ideas and information! Happy Holidays to you!
Diane Shawcross <Rikshaw2@aol.com>
Pembroke Pines, FL USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 06:12:53 (EST)

Trying to host my first cookie exchange. My sister and I attended one last year that was fun, but was very disappointed in the so-called cookies. People came with those no-bake cookies, bars and stuff I cook for my Christmas baking anyways. I made so many cookies for that party and came away with nothing that I wanted to save for Christmas. Sooo, that's why I'm trying to do one for myself. I liked your rules, very practical. Thanks for the ideas. Connie
Connie Vredegoor <cvredegoor@sasktel.net>
Dalmeny, SK USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 14:04:16 (EST)

I'm hosting my very first cookie swap in about two weeks. I'm so excited and can't wait to see how it all works out. I'm new to this area but have met some great women through the M.O.P.S. group in town. Thank you for all the great information and tips.
Kate Upshaw <babyoutfitter@yahoo.com>
Stockton, CA USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 23:17:51 (EST)

Thank you for sharing your cookie exchange rules and ideas! This will be my first time ever hosting a cookie exchange - your rules will help a lot!
Holly Datsopoulos <HollyandSpeed@aol.com>
Missoula, MT USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 22:00:41 (EST)

I think this website is great! This is our first year and your site was the crux in organizing! The games are great and the rules and invitation were wonderful. I can't wait to see how many people come, they ar excited!
Michelle Logsdon <mlogsdon21176@aol.com>
Bayville, NJ USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 18:33:04 (EST)

Your cookie exchange site is AWESOME! Since 2000, I have held and annual
Kiran Lenz <kiranac@yahoo.com>
Canton, MI USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 12:52:42 (EST)

Hi Robin, What a blessing to come across your website. I will be having my first cookied exchange this year. I will let you know how it goes.
Diane Spear <rdlstea@aol.com>
Redlands, ca USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 16:00:40 (EST)

I am sponsoring the second annual exchange at the restaurant I own here on the Delaware River. Can't wait!!! Thanks for some great ideas!!!!
Susan Carity <suester@ptd.net>
Equinunk, PA United States - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 06:30:38 (EST)

I adore your site. Such a great idea, I might start an exchange for my clients and friends. I found your site looking for Christmas thru New Year's schedule of events in California. We plan to fly into L.A. on Christmas Day and fly out of... somewhere in Oregon on New Years Day.
Sue McDonald <sue@suemcdonald.com>
Gonzales, La USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 16:50:18 (EST)

Very nice website. Some friends invited me to participate and I volunteered to be the hostess of a cookie exchange party. One of the friends sent me a link to your website.
Pat Bruner <grammapat@sbcglobal.net>
Palatine, IL USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 14:57:25 (EST)

Well, I just finished sending out my invitations to my first Cookie Exchange. I have wanted to do this for years, but never knew quite how. Your site answered all my questions!!! Now I hope someone comes. any extra cookies I make, I will give to the Soup Kitchen.
Marie Kudej <4bluejay1@comcast.net>
Mt. Morris, MI USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 14:09:08 (EST)

I was looking for information on how to host a cookie exchange
Jayne Scardello <scar@antelecom.net>
Tehachapi, CA USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 04:27:37 (EST)

Hi Robin, I have been co-hosting an annual cookie exchange with a good friend for 10 years now. I love your website! We have a slightly different spin from all other cookie exchanges in that we require the cookies to be packaged in small quantities (6 - 12). We award a
Donna Neary <donnaneary@sbcglobal.net>
Fort Worth, tx USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 18:26:53 (EST)

What an awesome website. I was really nervouse about helping host one of these but your website was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Lisa
Lisa Edwards <edwardsboz@msn.com>
Apple Valley, CA USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 15:04:49 (EST)

I am having an exchange this year at my church.I am so thankful for all the ideas you have given me! I will send pictures!
Lisa Williams <sweetdreamscakeco@yahoo.com>
O'Fallon, Il USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 13:40:36 (EST)

This is just what we were looking for. One of my friends & I were talking about this last night. Thanks for having all this on the web!
SuzAnne Bashaw <suzieb@cox.net>
Yukon, OK USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 13:22:02 (EST)

Thank you so much for a great website! I've been hosting a cookie exchange for friends and family for three years and I can't wait for this year's party (Dec. 19th) to incorporate the wonderful ideas you've shared with me! Have a great holiday season!
Lori Nulty <lorinutty@aol.com>
Staten Island, ny USA - Sunday, November 07, 2004 at 08:51:04 (EST)

Thanks for all of the great ideas! My friend and I are hosting our first cookie exchange and we didn't know where to start. With your ideas, I think it will be a success!
Monica Allen <m_allen@qsainc.com>
Gaithersburg, MD USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 17:06:59 (EST)

Thank you for the great ideas on how to have an exchange. My morale committee at work is thinking of an exchange for the holidays in place of the traditional food day this year.
Addie Zastrow <addhoney@wmconnect.com>
Lincoln, NE USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 21:12:45 (EST)

Love your site! I am putting together my very first Cookie Exchange for this year. Wish me luck!
Deborah Morales <debroelm@msn.com>
Nampa, ID USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 15:16:39 (EST)

What a great site! I've really enjoyed it! Keep up the great work and have a Blessed Holiday!
Donna Klein <msdlk2003@yahoo.com>
greenville, sc USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 18:23:39 (EST)

I have had a cookie exchange last 6 years. I do things similar to yours and will be adding some of your ideas to my 7th annual exchane this year. THANKS
Jennifer Stobbs <jennstobbs@hotmail.com>
Barberton, oh USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 22:30:21 (EST)

Our women's church group is planning our first Cookie Exchange this year. We are excited.
Mary McRight <merrimack57@yahoo.com>
Hohenwald, TN USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 16:53:21 (EDT)

Just looking for some fun ideas for our church. Your site was recommended and here I am. It looks good. Thanks
Gail Pevy <gailpeavy@yahoo.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 16:50:07 (EDT)

Robin - I love your website - Thanks for sharing all your hard work! I'm hosting my third cookie exchange this year on December 6th. A few years ago we were reminiscing about the annual cookie exchange that an older woman at our church used to host, and decided to continue the tradition in her memory. We also exchange ornaments, but I needed a new way to
Linda Claydon <rclc@bww.com>
Williamsville, NY USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 19:29:12 (EDT)

This will be my first Cookie Exchange. I have attended one years before, but now that I own my own home, I wanted to do one for myself. I was not sure where to begin. Your website is very helpful and informative. Thank you so much!
Lori Moore <lmoore2231@comcast.net>
Marietta, GA USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 12:31:27 (EDT)

I grew up in CA and attended annual Christmas Cookie Exchanges at my old job. I miss that tradition. I moved to HI 5 years ago and have made new friends. I am planning my first party this Christmas season. It will be a special one because my family from CA (including my sister and my mother) will be visiting HI for Christmas for the first time. I think it's so cute how my
Nina Couch <nrcouch@aol.com>
Kailua, HI USA - Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 04:13:04 (EDT)

Hi Robin, I picked today to start looking for some new Christmas cookie recipes to try this year & came across your site. I love it and have added it to my favorites! Thanks to everyone for the wonderful ideas!! Happy baking everyone!
Cindy Veale <clveale@adelphia.net>
Mt. Airy, MD USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 18:56:00 (EDT)

I was so happy to see your web site. I had my first cookie exchange last year. It was very successful for the first one. I plan to have another one this year. Your suggestions will come in handy.Thank you,
Becky Alvino <alvinofam@msn.com>
Centenntial, CO USA - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 18:30:24 (EDT)

Love your site, it gave me some good ideas. I started a cookie exchange last year with my cousins and Aunts. We had a ball. This year my sister is hosting it in early December. I will sent you a picture. Thanks again for the great site.
Marie Lanza <MTGL47@HOTMAIL.COM>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 19:20:56 (EDT)

Thanks for your website. A friend/neighbor and I have decided to host a cookie exchange. Will let you know how it goes
Beth <iluvtn1@hotmail.com>
Mahomet, IL USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 17:16:52 (EDT)