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Robin- I love your websites. You really know how to get somone in the Christmas baking mood. Please clarify, am I allowed to copy your rules for a cookie exchange into Word and then print them on stantionery to include with the invitations? I can't wait to start surfing the recipes. Happy Thanksgiving, Pam
Pam Gallant <gallantjpjm@earthlink.net>
Clayton, NC USA

- Friday, November 17, 2006 at 17:15:54 (EST)

This is my first exchange. Thanks for all of the ideas!
Billie <billiepaschal@peoplepc.com>
Rosston, TX USA

- Friday, November 17, 2006 at 10:59:33 (EST)

Thanks for you great advice and tips. My plan is to get one started this year!
Mindi <mraymond485@netzero.net>
Bourbonnais, Il USA

- Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 17:06:43 (EST)

Robin, this sounds like you all have a blast every year. I am going to start my own cookie swap this year. Wish me luck!
Sheila Moore <sheila.moore@ferguson.com>
Newport News, VA USA

- Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 13:58:10 (EST)

Robin you have a wonderful website here with many great ideas. I am hosting my first cookie exchange 12/10/06 and can't wait to implement several of you ideas. Thanks for providing such a great website
Chicago, IL USA

- Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 00:59:25 (EST)

Hi, I just happened on your site and just love all the info on cookie swaps. My daughter-in-law and I are planning to have a cookie swap in December so I've been searching for some great ideas and you have many to choose from. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas with family and friends. Penna
Penna Craig <gcraig@cfaith.com>
Billings, MT USA

- Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 21:45:50 (EST)

I have been hosting Cookie Exchanges for a few years now and all my friends/family look forward to it every year. I happened upon your website yesterday and am enjoying all the "cookie talk". I read your rules and am happy to say that I've "done it right" and, surprisingly, have many of the same rules. I will incorporate your suggestions and have enjoyed your charming website.
Suzanne <sumontee@juno.com>
Surprise, az USA

- Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 15:46:05 (EST)

Awesome site! This is my first CS, and I had some ideas of my own, but this was a HUGE help! Thank you so much.
Dyan <hotrodhubbard@hotmail.com>
Hoquiam, WA USA

- Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 17:54:13 (EST)

I really like the website you have put up here - it is the most helpful site I have come across on the internet. I am looking forward to hosting my first cookie exchange this year, and I owe a lot of my ideas to your site! Graciously, Kimberly >^..^<
Kimberly <kimberly@pittroff.us>

- Tuesday, November 07, 2006 at 13:06:59 (EST)

I organize a playgroup and we are planning a cookie exchange hosted by one of our members! You have produced a TERRIFIC site! Thanks for all your hard work!
Heather <active_moms@yahoo.com>
Jeanerette, La USA

- Monday, November 06, 2006 at 10:45:26 (EST)

Dear Robin: Up until recently, I have attended the most wonderful cookie exchanges hosted by a good friend, Maria. She has since moved and I am sure some ladies in Virginia are now enjoying her talents. I myself have recently moved to North Central Florida and would like to host a cookie exchange. I really have not met alot of people and we all live far apart, rural area's, but I am going to try. Your web page is really helping. Happy Holidays, Happy Baking!
Donajean <iuliufam@bellsouth.net>
Archer, FL USA

- Friday, November 03, 2006 at 15:50:54 (EST)

Judy Ledger, one of my most dearest friends, invited me to my first cookie exchange at her house approx four years ago. She initially told me she was thinking of having a cookie exchange what did I think? I immediately got involved in assisting her and she has had a cookie exchange every year since. She also invites my grandaughter who is now nine and every year looks forward to the cookie exchange. She bakes her own cookies to bring to the exchange (with my assistance of course). She usually make one BIG cookie for each person attending. We truly enjoy getting together with the ladies once a year. Thank Ms Judy for including me, my daughter and grandaughter is the wonderful yearly event.
Nilsa Hartwell <nilsahartwell@bellsouth.net>
Orange Park, FL USA

- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 23:46:12 (EST)

This site is set up perfect and easy to get around in.
Angela French <jafrenchkiss2000@wmconnect.com>
Bartlesville, OK USA

- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 18:00:10 (EST)

What a great resource and very fun page... Thank you for helping me plan my 1st Annual Cookie Swap!!!!!!!!!
Kelly Mayhew <mayhewfamily@comcast.net>
Waterford, MI USA

- Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 13:30:40 (EST)

Thank you so much for this fun and informative site! I will use and share it a lot!!!
Nina Kirby
Waldorf, MD USA

- Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 20:50:18 (EST)

Hi Robin, Thanks for all the great suggestions.I look forward year after year to my cookie exchanges thanks to you.I look forward to another fun year!!! Happy Baking!!! Phyllis
phyllis <ptaw43@yahoo.com>
West Seneca, Ny USA

- Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 22:31:26 (EDT)

hi robin! just wanted to let you know i adore your website. it certainly gets me in the Christmas spirit, and that's great especially now as holiday season 2006 quickly approaches. i can't wait to start baking. thanks for the time and effort and love you put into this site. i attended my first exchange last year and it was awesome.what a way to share love, and sweets!
Rochelle <roglows@gmail.com>
Port Saint Lucie, FL USA

- Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 19:30:12 (EDT)

Robin, I am so impressed with your website - especially the cookie exchange section. I enjoy entertaining and have thought about having one. I waited too late to do anything last year, but this year I plan on having one. Besides the pointers on your website, are there any additional ones you'd like to share? Sincerely, CHristina Crawford
Christina Crawford <christina99@ev1.net>
Spring, TX USA

- Monday, October 23, 2006 at 13:37:04 (EDT)

I am going to plan my first cookie swap this year. I hope to find some helpful hints on your page. Thanks!
Angela Walkup <2walkups@verizon.net>
Summersville, WV USA

- Friday, October 20, 2006 at 11:37:39 (EDT)

Hi: My sister in Calif sent me a faxed copy of 'The Good Wife's Guide' and I went on the internet to see if there were anymore such articles and I found your site. It is a real delight and well put together. I am salivating as I am checking out all the cookies. Looks like you and your friends just have a real great time together with your 'cookie exchange'. Think I will give some of the receipes a whirl. It is almost that time of year again....well have a happy day and I enjoyed my time here today. Best Regards...Teri Witty from Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada....(basically a suburb of Toronto).
TERI WITTY <twiity@sympatico.ca>
Richmond Hill, ONtario Canada

- Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 14:36:48 (EDT)

great website- love all the ideas!
sandy selig <rcjsms@yahoo.com>

- Monday, October 09, 2006 at 23:56:13 (EDT)

Hi Robin, I would like to thank you so much for all of the information you have provided for a cookie exchange. I'm starting to plan my 3rd annual cookie exchange and the 1st one wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for you. I love your website!! Thanks again! Missy
Missy Hicks <mjhicks@adelphia.net>
Fredericksburg, VA USA

- Sunday, October 01, 2006 at 01:38:28 (EDT)

Thanks for the ideas I am planning to do my first cookie swap this year. Your ideas are very very helpful. I can't wait to send pictures
Shelley Calvert <cdewaynecalvert@bellsouth.net>
Cleveland, AL USA

- Sunday, October 01, 2006 at 00:31:32 (EDT)

Our American Cancer Society Relay for Life committee hosted a cookie exchange last year that was such a huge success that we decided to make it into a fund raising cookie walk this year. Do you know where I can get guidelines to outline rules for this daunting task ? Do we charge by the pound ? By the container ? etc Thanks !
Cynthia <thiawulf@yahoo.com>

- Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 19:28:48 (EDT)

I must say I am delighted to have found your web site. I started a cooking club that meet once a month and no one wanted to host the December meeting. I thought what would be better than a cookie exchange for December. I didn't (until I found you web site) know how to go about hosting a cookie exchange. Now I have plenty of information and guidelines to follow to start my own tradition. Thank you. Patty Avanzato
Patty Avanzato
Lake Grove, NY USA

- Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 21:44:17 (EDT)

Love your web site!!! thanks for all the GREAT ideas!! Kristen
Kristen Behm <kristenbehm@rcn.com>
Easton , Pa USA

- Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 14:56:18 (EDT)

I was so pleased to see your cookie exchange website. I have been hosting an exchange for over 12 years now. I am going to apply some of your rules to my exchange from now on.
Mary P <kemosabie86@yahoo.com>
Woodridge, IL USA

- Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 13:13:56 (EDT)

I found your site very helpful and plan to get a cookie exchange going at my workplace. Thanks
Kate Hull <k.gard@sympatico.ca>
Oshawa, ON Canada

- Monday, August 21, 2006 at 16:49:49 (EDT)

I am in the process of planning my first Christmas cookie exchange; your site has been very helpful. I hope to post after the party with pictures of my event!
Suzanne Thompson <webtwin@charter.net>
St. Charles, MO USA

- Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 11:37:01 (EDT)

Robin - this is great! Just what i was looking for but i had no idea! A freind about 5-6 years ago had one in her neighborhood and although i didn't go it sounded like a great idea. I was just put on our HOA board in my neighborhood and want to start doing things for the neighbors to get to know each other better so this will be our first this year- we shall see how it goes! i think i will try to make sort of an open house one afternoon so people can just come and go when they have some spare time - not really sure yet but if you have any suggestions i would love to hear them and i will surely let you know how it goes in December! Thanks for this very informative website!
Jennifer Harrison <faeryfly6@yahoo.com>
stafford, va USA

- Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 09:39:17 (EDT)

Thanks Robin! This is a sensational site with great information and cookie recipes. A most enjoyable surf on your site! Wishing you continued great success! Bernadette Dimitrov The HoHoHo Expert! Author and Christmas Board Game Creator www.HoHoHoChristmas.Com
Bernadette, The HoHoHo Expert! <info@HoHoHoChristmas.com>
Melbourne, Australia

- Friday, June 30, 2006 at 05:25:38 (EDT)

Just wanted to let you know I love your website. We're having a Cookie Exchange at my work. I love your Invitation and rules. I'm going to modify them for a larger group. I wasn't sure what or how to do it but with your helpful suggestions it should turn out great. I was very surprised when your website turned up for cookie exchanges. Thank you for being there for me.
Barb Henry <deaning8@aol.com>
St. Louis, MO USA

- Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 02:09:05 (EDT)

I've been trying to research how to host a cookie swap..all of this is very interesting and helpful. I'm hoping to host my 1st one this year...
Bel Air, MD USA

- Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 20:42:49 (EDT)

I love this site!!! I click on to look for peanut butter cookies and also found peanut butter balls even though both are fairly simple I could not remember all the the ingredients or how much. I used to make the PB Balls alot but never wrote it down now thanks to this site I can make them again. Thank You so much. Your's Truly,Debra P.S. I will most sertainly visit again soon.
Debra <gonga78@aol.com>
Springfield, FL USA

- Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 17:49:05 (EDT)

Great web site. I love your recipes section.
Craig Reece <info@deervalleyspecialist.com>
Park City, Utah USA

- Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 19:47:01 (EST)

Hi! Great site! Great recipes! Great links, and a fun message board. I'll be back to browse around when I have more time!
Dove <LonesomeDoveCall@aol.com>
Milford, CT USA

- Friday, January 27, 2006 at 15:08:19 (EST)

Thank you so much for this website! My friend and I hosted our 1st annual cookie exchange December of 2005. We had 15 guests. The games were a hit! There was such a buzz about the party we have more people that would like to attend next year, so I guess we're diffintely looking at a 2nd annual! Thanks again for some of the great ideas! Jeni and Liz from Irish Hills Michigan.
Jeni Richardson <ishhils94@frontiernet.net>
Irsh Hills, MI USA

- Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 12:06:16 (EST)

I want to host a cookie exchange for Christmas 2006 for all my "girl" cousins. This is the site I am saving. EXTREMELY HELPFUL. Thanks
Kim Seeman <kmshagg@hotmail.com>
Vermilion, OH USA

- Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 21:46:00 (EST)

I hosted my first cookie exchange on Saturday. It was a champagne brunch with 10 ladies attending and it was great! My mom made the quiches, and I did cheesy potatoes, all the muffins and quickbreads, and of course the punch. We also had hot cider and coffee. I made my own invitations thanks to my scrapbooking hobby (every one was different) and played the left/right game for the gift exchange. Your site really helped me be a successful hostess. Thanks Robin!
Cheryl Minger <clmdoxie@aol.com>
Brunswick, OH USA

- Monday, December 19, 2005 at 10:33:20 (EST)

Love your site! Enjoy your remodeling, AND a more relaxed holiday! You deserve it! Thanks for all the ideas. We are trying to get a jump on next year's exchange in which Santa will be there for pictures and "entertainment"! (naughty Santa!) We didn't plan soon enough for this year. Thanks again, Robin!!
Tracy <watchmeshine8487@aol.com>
Palm Bay, FL USA

- Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 00:15:11 (EST)

Hi Robin, I just found your web site this past fall and got some good ideas. I am hosting my 12th annual cookie party December 18th. I will send pictures and share some ideas after the Christmas rush is over. Good luck with the house plans! Merry Christmas! Sheila DeSimone
Sheila DeSimone <jershedes@aol.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA

- Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:18:22 (EST)

Hi Robin... I'm hosting my very first Cookie Exchange on Dec 18th and I am very excited indeed. I could not have done it without your wonderful website - it is so very resourceful. You will be glad to know that I have given credt where credit is due also. I'll be sending in a few photos of our Exchange later on. I'm also passing the torch - better yet, the "cookie cutter" along with a copy of "The Wellesley Cookie Exchange Cookbook". Hey, maybe you should do a cookbook? Thanks for all your help! Hugs... Jen Smith
Jennie Smith <jenandron1@comcast.net>
Langhorne, PA USA

- Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 22:17:17 (EST)

Fun idea!
Janice <jms381@comcast.net>
Inverness, IL USA

- Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 18:44:51 (EST)

Thank you i lost my pb cookie recipe for the flourless cookies and you had it. I hope to have a chance to try a few more recipes that caught my eye. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas.
Corrie Toye <cattoyes@msn.com>
Oshawa, On Canada

- Monday, December 12, 2005 at 21:14:42 (EST)

I love your website! I've been baking for years and it taught me a few things. I wish I lived near you! I'd love to go to a good cookie exchange. It's obvious you love your cookies!
Melinda Pasupulati
Falls Church, VA USA

- Friday, December 09, 2005 at 17:43:40 (EST)

This is wonderful. Really enjoyed checking into this. Will look again when I have more time. I was looking for a recipe for Peppermint Rounds. I once had a recipe and cannot find it. It was kinda like a sugar cookie with crushed peppermints in it.
annette pasley
wylie, tx USA

- Friday, December 09, 2005 at 10:45:16 (EST)

I am holding my first cookie exchange on December 18th. Your website has been so imformative. I hope to report back with a big success!
Dana Duff
Lewisville, TX USA

- Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 11:19:19 (EST)

good work, I like web's like this
Leo Saiar
leo, Huesca Spain

- Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at 13:07:46 (EST)

Hi Robin, I enjoyed reading your site. I searched for "christmas cookies" as I am going to a cookie swap/candle party tonight of which I am the candle consultant but am joining in on the fun. The party I'm going to isn't nearly as organized as yours are and I would love to share some of your ideas with future hostesses of mine who enjoy theme parties to go along with my candle show to help them be as organized and fun as yours. I hope your house turns out great - my fiance and I just moved into our in May 2005 and I'm enjoying decorating for the holidays for the first time! Thank you for posting your ideas and Happy Holidays.
Michelle Mathews
Nashua, NH USA

- Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at 10:18:08 (EST)

Great site...
Lalena Price
Charleston, WV USA

- Monday, December 05, 2005 at 12:22:20 (EST)