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Hi Robin, Thank you very much for the information on your website. It is so helpful. I will be hosting my very first cookie exchange this month. My friend and I have been talking about doing something different this year. As soon as we have the party, I will be sending pictures with infomation. Again, thank you very much for the information. Sincerly, Kimberly
Savannah, GA USA

- Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 21:16:31 (EST)

I will be hosting my 2nd Annual Cookie Exchange on December 14th this year. After recovering from Hurricane Rita, we are ready for some normalcy in our lives. This year 10 people should be attending, last year is was only 6. We are also sharing some of the cookies with a local nursing home. I hope to post a picture of our group after the party.
Vidor, Texas USA

- Friday, December 02, 2005 at 14:26:39 (EST)

I am about to host my 2nd cookie swap and I love looking at your site to gather help and information on what others have done. Keep up the good work.
Hagerstown, MD USA

- Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 20:54:57 (EST)

hi robin...great site! when i was teaching, a dozen teacher's got together on the last day before holiday break and had a cookie exchange. i loved it. now, i am a stay at home mom, with a 4 year old and a 2 month old. we recently moved into a brand new development, and have a great neighborhood. well, time to start this tradition in our new house! i am planning on having 12 neighborhood girls attending on the 22nd, and can not wait to see how our first annual cookie exchange goes! thanks for sharing pictures and lots of great ideas! hopefully once ours is over, i will share photos with you! ...lisa
lisa emery
marcy, ny USA

- Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 19:03:25 (EST)

I have another Christmas cookie exhange party tomorrow and the ladies love them. I will try to send a photo from downunder. Regards, Colleen
Colleen Fitz-Gerald
Grose Vale, NSW Australia

- Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 15:25:57 (EST)

Thank you for the rules! It made preparing SO much easier!
Danielle Miller
Johnstown, PA USA

- Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 15:25:14 (EST)

I love your site it is simple, to the point, and eye catching. Thank you so much for your great ideas!!!!
Jill Ribeiro
Cape Coral , Fl USA

- Monday, November 28, 2005 at 06:37:24 (EST)

Thanks for creating this site. I'm hosting my 1st annual cookie exchange party this year!
Debie Monax
Littleton, CO USA

- Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 21:52:45 (EST)

Hi Robin, Tonight I google searched "cookie exchange" just for the fun of it to see if anyone has ever got a website with this FUN event. I was so pleased to find your site! I have been hosting a Christmas cookie party since 1984. It has evolved and evolved through the years. Many of the girls are still part of the original guests. We all look forward to it every year, waiting to see what new idea someone will come up with to add to this years' exchange. Last year was our 20th Anniversary and I invited everyone that had ever came, back. What a fun night!!!! Our theme was "20 Years of Friendship" We made a album of the past years of brought together pictures, had prizes, LOTS of food, gifts, games, laughter, and still exchanged the cookies! I wish everyone that reads your site lots of fun years exchanging cookies and building friendships!!!
Darla Maronn
Des Moines, Ia USA

- Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 20:32:58 (EST)

I loved your page! This will be my second year to host a cookie exchange and it is nice to get new ideas. We will FINALLY be finished remodeling our whole kitchen, so I know what you are going to be going through. I can't wait to start decorating! Thanks!
Jennifer Koenig
Lima, Ohio USA

- Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 22:26:43 (EST)

A co-worker and I are planning our first Cookie Swap. Thanks so much for the helpful tips (and great rules) that your website provides. Hope your Christmas season is filled with friends, family and cheer...APS
Charleston, SC USA

- Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 14:09:17 (EST)

This website is awesome! I'm will be planning a cookie exchange for next year. We just completed construction on our home, so this year is out of the question. I love to entertain, this will be right up my alley! Thank you for the great ideas. Sincerely Amy
Bellefonte, PA USA

- Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 13:35:23 (EST)

going to first cookie swap this year thanks for all the tips
Shelli Kirby
Huntsville, AL USA

- Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 16:52:13 (EST)

I love your site! I've hosted a cookie exchange ever since we moved into a bigger house with a newly remodeled kitchen and I finally had room to cook and bake. This will be the 5th year and it's something everyone looks forward to. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas. Kara
New Era, MI USA

- Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 14:32:03 (EST)

We're going to do our first one this year and your info is Fabulous! Thanks!
Jim Thorpe, PA USA

- Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 10:54:59 (EST)

I love your website! I will be hosting my 7th cookie exchange this year. Instead of having an attire contest, I have a best decorated cookie platter contest. You would not believe our cookie displays-AWESOME! I also include a Yankee Trader (gift under $10) which is also fun! No kids or husbands-so much fun! Take care! Happy Baking! Cheryl
Cheryl Hokanson
crofton, md USA

- Monday, November 14, 2005 at 22:04:31 (EST)

Awesome site.. Our church is planning a party Dec. 2.. and I needed some ideas.. your website is great. Thanks for all the ideas!! Corinne Ibbitson, New Beginnings Fellowship Women's Ministry
Corinne Ibbitson
Tampa, fl USA

- Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 23:48:30 (EST)

Really neat web site. I think I remember the food network show you had mentioned in the 1999 page. I've been thinking about doing a swap, and was't sure about what to do or how to get started. Thank you and keep up w/the updates!!
overland park, ks USA

- Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 15:39:33 (EST)

wow! what a great site! i am hosting my 2nd annual cookie exchange this year, and i got a lot of great tips from you. happy holidays, and happy cookie eating!
judy bourne
pittsburgh, pa USA

- Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 19:11:34 (EST)

hi robin! i just wanted to say wow! on your cookie exchanges. they looked wonderful! i am a 13 yr. old girl, and this is my first cookie excahnge with my moms work. i hope its exciting! thank you for your ideas! take care. destiny derr
destiny derr
va, bch, va USA

- Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 11:03:06 (EST)

I thought of having a cookie exchange party this year I thought it was an original idea but turns out someone thought of that before I did. I am planning a cookie swap party for this year I will send you pictures.
Patty Richey
Oklahoma City, OK USA

- Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 18:05:37 (EST)

I just love the way you have done this site. I had a cookie exchange last year, but you simplified everything. Have a great Holiday and Cookie Exchange. Robin
Robin R.Rodgers
Shadyside, Ohio USA

- Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 17:40:50 (EST)

I am new to my city and state, and thought this would be a nice way to meet people. Your website gave me some neat ideas! Thanks, Ashley
Ashley Citrin
Sahuarita, AZ USA

- Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 16:38:24 (EST)

Lisa Williams
middletown, MO USA

- Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 18:03:28 (EST)

I will be hosting my second Cookie Exchange this December and the number of attendees has increased due to the great time had by last years guests. I have each bake enough cookies so each guest takes home a 1/2 dozen of each of the yummy treats made. I ask that the 1/2 dozens be packaged for easier handling by the guests. I also put togther a cute lil keepsake cook book with each of the cookie recipes along with some Christmas Trivia, Christmas Carols and/or History of Holiday Traditions. We have voting of Best Dressed Cookies, Most Unique Recipe and Best Holiday Outfit which the winners receive a small Holiday gift. Also, serve a dinner while everyone enjoys the fun and fellowship as well as taking home a huge assortment of cookies.
Victoria, Tx USA

- Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 16:59:05 (EST)

What a great website. It has everything I need to set up my first Christmas Cookie Exchange. I was going to have the party on Thursday evening, December 2nd. Is this too early?
Mississauga, Ontarion canada

- Monday, November 07, 2005 at 19:07:27 (EST)

I have always wanted to be a part of a cookie exchange or host one. It is already November and probably too late to plan for this year. I am thinking about trying for Valentines Day or waiting until next year. I enjoyed your websit.
Janet Watkins
Winter Garden , FL USA

- Monday, November 07, 2005 at 15:45:58 (EST)

LOOOOOVED your rules. Too funny! Going to try my first annual, have been to a few in the past. Great ideas, thanks, Denise
Martinsburg, WV USA

- Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 22:12:50 (EST)

Thank you so much for your website! I am planning on hosting my first cookie exchange this year and your website was extremely informative and helpful!
Leah Hunt
Montogmery, AL USA

- Friday, November 04, 2005 at 11:48:04 (EST)

I have been having cookie exchanges for years and when i moved from Florida back to Illinois I have had cookie exchanges. we have about 60 people inclucing husbands and children. last year we had about 21 differnt kinds of cookies, we have every one bring 6 dozen of the same cookies. It is always alot of fun. this year our cookie exchange is on December 3rd.
naperville, il USA

- Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 20:54:10 (EST)

I love your website! My mother and I threw our first cookie exchange last year. I wish I would have seen your website then - it would have helped with a few things. We are throwing our second party this year, and everyone is excited and can't wait. Thanks for all the great information. Tori Swartz Gresham, OR
Tori Swartz
Gresham, OR USA

- Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 13:15:56 (EST)

I decided this year I would like to have a cookie exchange. Your cookie website is the first one I've looked at. It's very inspirational.I would like to use your graphics for my cookie exchange invitations but I'm not sure how to do that. I'll let you know how it goes. I also do a gingerbread party with the children. They're are now 12 - 22 years of age but they still want to continue!!! I'm looking for something that is less work on my part (usually they make individual gingerbread houses)- any ideas? I had my kitchen redone 3 weeks before Christmas but it was functional for Christmas Day!Good luck on your renovations.
Lynn Morrison
Toronto, Ont Canada

- Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 23:51:50 (EDT)

My wife is delighted that I found your web site. I am sure that I well be trying your recipes soon.
Glenn Tremain
San Diego, CA USA

- Friday, October 28, 2005 at 20:25:05 (EDT)

Thank you for such wonderful insite on everything!! I really like your website. It is most informative.
Kathy Lieseke
Silverdale, WA USA

- Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 09:21:17 (EDT)

I think your web site is fantastic. Great links, great recipes and great ideas.
Elizabeth Lee
Danville, CA USA

- Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 22:40:36 (EDT)

You have inspired me to host my first cookie swap!! Your parties look great!! I wish I was your neighbor. Kenndra
Kenndra Thompson
Milford, CT USA

- Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 09:23:52 (EDT)

Great site with wonderful links and information.
Cindy Etheredge
Carrollton, TX USA

- Monday, October 24, 2005 at 17:02:02 (EDT)

Thank you for all the wonderful cookie exchange ideas, photos, recipes etc. A couple of us will be hosting our first exchange and your website was very helpful in out planning. Thanks again. Wendy Pueppke
Wendy P
Buffalo, ND USA

- Monday, October 24, 2005 at 13:11:30 (EDT)

i have been doing the cookie exchange for some years now,but i add anornament too.everyone brings a 5.00 ornament and we exchange that too its alot of fun
poland, oh USA

- Monday, October 24, 2005 at 12:37:11 (EDT)

I am planning to host my first cookie swap this year. No one around here has even heard of this so I thik it will be a great success. I plan to used lots of your ideas. Thanks.
Jennifer H
Bogalusa, LA USA

- Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 11:56:16 (EDT)

Hi Robin! I just love your website! My family has been doing cookie exchanges since about 1995. I'm getting great ideas from everybody else's experiences. The family cookie exchange is rotated between several different houses each year and last year it was at mine. So this year I'd like to have a cookie exchange at my house for my friends. They usually don't get invited to the family one because it is already so big. My husband bought me a camera for Christmas last year, so this year I will be able to take lots and lots of pics. Thanks so much for this website! Brandy
Brandy Hopwood
Orange, VA USA

- Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 11:56:05 (EDT)

I love your web site and will visit again to check out the great recipes.
Maria Montalbano
Sebring, CA USA

- Monday, October 17, 2005 at 17:27:41 (EDT)

I am thinking about a cookie exchange at work for christmas. We have a great bake sale, with the proceeds to our local charity. How much should I consider for the sale of the cookie exchange. I was thinking for the sample cookie plate of .25 each, but how much for a dozen??? HELP need ideas. Thank you Denise D.
Denise Delozier
Mechanicsville, MD USA

- Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 23:20:33 (EDT)

great cookie recipes !!!

- Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 07:23:15 (EDT)

Robin, I am having my first holiday cookie swap this year at my house. I have never been to one. I am sending out 25 invitations,but I am only asking for 3 doz. cookies-6 sounds like way too much! I am including games and ornamemt exchange as well. I am also taking their recipes and making into booklets along with group picture that I will scan onto each book. This will give them a memoir. Can you think of anything else? I will also be serving Christmas appetizers,pastries,wassail and punch. My party will be at night during december-not on the weekend. Let me know if this sounds ok or if I need to make changes. Pat Mcdougald
arlington, tx USA

- Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 20:39:14 (EDT)

Your website is absolutely wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed your website. Thankyou so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge and information on Cookie Exchanges.
Everett, WA USA

- Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 21:24:19 (EDT)

My work friends and I were talking about doing special holiday activities. I suggested a cookie swap that I had participated in many, many years ago. Not knowing how to go about doing this, I went to google and found "Robin's Cookie Exchange". How appropriate since my name is also Robin. It's an omen. I'm going to host my first annual this holiday season. Thanks for all the great advice. I especially love the rules! I'll keep you posted. Robin from West Chester, Ohio
Robin Namian
West Chester, OH USA

- Thursday, October 06, 2005 at 11:07:27 (EDT)

Thank you for such GREAT information!! I am so excited that I can't wait to start planning my first cookie swap! I haven't even finished planning my Halloween dinner party yet! LOL!! You had great informatin and tips, thank you again!!!
Churchton, MD USA

- Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 11:20:47 (EDT)

It's September 2005 and my first cookie exchange is in the planning stages. I sent out a e-mail to friends and family that I wanted to have a cookie exchange but didn't know how. I heard they were fun but never had gone to one. My daughter in law sent me your web site. I'm really excited now. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Connie Pancoast
Pueblo West, co USA

- Monday, September 19, 2005 at 20:41:26 (EDT)

I love this site. It makes me want to bake cookies now! Keep the Love of Christmas in your heart all year long. Carolyn
Carolyn Holcome
Springfield, mo USA

- Thursday, September 08, 2005 at 19:08:15 (EDT)