Lots of great suggestions!! This will be my first cookie exchange, and with all of these great tips, I'm sure it will be a huge hit! Thanks!
Jennifer P <email@example.com>
Olympia, WA USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 00:12:43 (EST)
Thanks Robin ! I really enjoyed reading about the cookies.I found your site on myfamily website.My family enjoyed it soo much also.Keep up the good work. God Bless, Miranda
Miranda Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Watonga, Ok USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 02:17:24 (EST)
EVERY YEAR I BAKE COOKIES. UNTIL I HAD MY FIRST DAUGHTER,I BAKED COOKIES WITH MY MOM. WE WOULD BAKE 10-12 DIFFERENT KINDS. NOW THAT I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS ONE 12 AND ONE 5 WE MAKE IT A TRADITION(MY OLDEST GIRL STARTED BAKING AT THE AGE OF 4 SUGAR COOKIES) NOW WE ACTUALLY HAVE 8 FAMILY MEMBERS WHO REQUEST OUR COOKIES EVERY YEAR. WE START OUR LIST THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AND PLAN 2 DAY'S OF COOKIE BAKING. I'M SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOUR WEBSITE. NOW WE CAN EXPAND OUR COOKIE LIST THANK YOU AND HAPPY BAKING KARIN ELLGASS
KARIN ELLGASS <ELLGASS@CHARTER.NET>
LAKE GENEVA, WI USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 16:28:42 (EST)
We started a cookie swap with my four daughters. One by one they droped out, except for my daughter Mary. I am now 80 yrs young and I love the receipes you had on today. Old farvorities still requested, but now I'm looking for easy.
Olive Rolando <email@example.com>
Newport, RI USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 11:09:26 (EST)
many thank you's for the ideas i'm off to dress for my 5th annual cookie exchange - this year the star of the show will be my 6 week old godchild -usually no men and no children but couldn't resist this year!
VANCOUVER, BC USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 18:52:57 (EST)
Love the tips!
USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 23:47:29 (EST)
Loved your site.... it gave me some good ideas to get my cookie exchange started. I hope mine will become an annual tradition! Happy Holidays
Sheryl Vinovich <SherylVinovich@hotmail.com>
W. Peoria , IL USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 13:13:36 (EST)
My sisters and I started the cookie exchange about 5 years ago, as my neices grew up and started families of their own, and my nephews got married the exchange grew. We are up to 26 half dozens. (could you imagine making 26 dozen cookies). But last year the men were jealous and decided to start their own exchange, only they exchanged minitures. It worked out great, it turned out to be a pre-Christmas party. Which turned out nice because no one had to hurry to get to Christmas Mass, or plays. We are a very close family and get together all the time. Even when we make tamales, it turns out to be a family event.
Rose Marie Maestas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Espanola, NM USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 16:44:23 (EST)
any good cookie recipes you would like to share would be appreciated very much.
Deborah Hogue <debbie65589>
Houston, Mo USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 13:54:14 (EST)
You have got the neatest recipe collection. Everything is great and every recipe I have tried, everyone loves it. Keep up the good work. angeleyes
Jean Bube <email@example.com>
Lewistown, Illinois USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 23:09:17 (EST)
This is such a great site. I am having my first cookie exchange at work and have been looking for ideas to motivate the other employee's to get into the spirit. Thanks for the great tips & photos. I will let you know how it goes. Happy Baking, Kristen
Kristen Berkey <Kris10opal@netzero.net>
Woodburn, OR USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:20:13 (EST)
Thanks for the info. Have looked everywhere for the rules. My daughter is a new mom in a new city with no new friends. Thought this would be a good way for her to meet her neighbors. Thanks again.
Deana Carlyle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cornelius, nc USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:20:04 (EST)
Been thinking about starting the 1st annual cookie exchange party with 3 grown daughters. Glad I came across the commercial on HGTV for cookie exchange to be on soon, so I checked the HGTV website and found your website. Thanks a million for all the great ideas...Lucille
Lucille Girlando <email@example.com>
West Paterson, NJ USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 14:51:01 (EST)
Just wanted to say thanks for the great ideas's. This will be my first cookie swap that I am doing for our community.
Mary Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Snellville, Ga USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 11:42:23 (EST)
Hi Robin, I thought your website was great! I am looking forward to trying this out next year. We unfortunately have medical problems this year so we are hoping for a better 2003. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Sheri Calmon <email@example.com>
Beachwood, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 22:48:59 (EST)
Thanks for your help in making my cookie exchange a reality.
rale, nc USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 13:23:26 (EST)
Looks like you've got the exchange down -pat! I can't wait to try out your ideas and suggestions...my sis in law and I are doing one in December..Thanks for a great idea!
sabrina Fraley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frankfort, KY USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11:20:40 (EST)
I plan on hosting a cookie exchange this year, and thank you for your hosting tips! Question: Does each guest only bring ONE copy of their recipe and not enough copies for each person to take home?
Sharon Forrest <email@example.com>
Cumming, GA USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 23:27:26 (EST)
My friends an I are getting ready to host a Cookie Christmas party. This a great web-site for ideas.
Crissy Washington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sedro Woolley, WA USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 17:29:31 (EST)
thanks for all the great ideas. I was thinking about planning a cookie swap for my neighbors since we all just moved to a new development this year. I thought it would be alot of fun.
Jill Cannistraro <Brnstph@aol.com>
Berkley, MA USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 12:17:56 (EST)
I had my first cookie exchange last year. I was a junior in HS at the time, and it was a lot of fun. I'm beginning to plan my
Pittsburgh, Pa USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 19:24:55 (EST)
This December will be my 8th Annual Cookie exchange. It's the highlight of my Christmas Season!!
Carol Limon <email@example.com>
Covina, Ca USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 11:58:43 (EST)
great ideas! thanks!!
Jean Loflin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
modesto, CA USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 11:15:13 (EST)
Thanks to your help, this will be my third cookie swap and is now a tradition. Last year we even had a visit from Santa! I ask the ladies to bring one dozen or more cookies which we then deliver to a charity with their permission. Last year it was a woman's shelter and I hope to have enough to bring to a local rest home too. I also refer back to your site for a refresher. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful holiday.
Carol Perron <email@example.com>
Cottam, On Canada - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 08:25:25 (EST)
I just LOVE your site Robin. It has given me the confidence to do a cookie exchange. Did you ever find out the answer to the question - How did the cookie exchange ever get started.
Bonnie Flanagan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 16:00:55 (EST)
i saw this on a show and i decided to try to start a new tradition this year. thanks so much for your useful site.
jenna dye <email@example.com>
Clover, SC USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 15:38:37 (EST)
Thanks so much for the specifics on how to host this party. I've wanted to do one and couldn't get any info --- This will be a first for me. Thanks again!!
Charlyn Norris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monroe, NC USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 10:39:26 (EST)
A group of coworkers and I do a cookie exchange.we took turns be hostesses. we used to go to each others houses but last year got together in a private room at a resteraunt, it was a lot easier. also the hostess buys several gifts , wraps them and we have an auction, then the money is donated to a local charity or church to buy gifts for kids.
Juanita Brown <email@example.com>
newcomerstown, OH United States - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 11:07:15 (EST)
this is a great web site to get ideas for making cookies for special celebrations.
Madison, mn USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 19:19:36 (EST)
I found this sight be accident...but what a great idea, I am seriously thinking about hosting a swap. Thanks for the idea!
Michelle Vardjas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dundas, Ont CAN - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 16:24:42 (EST)
How do you find the time??? I have two kids under 3yrs and work full time. But...this sounds very fun and interesting. I may give it a whirl!!
Carey Nicholauson <email@example.com>
Esterhazy, SK Canada - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 12:29:32 (EST)
So glad I found your site. This year I'm hosting my second annual cookie swap and I plan to make it a yearly tradition. For my invitations this year I printed out the invite on regular 8 1/2 x 11 paper and then used my Christmas stamps to jazz up the paper. I rolled up the invitation like a diploma. I then affixed a little bag of fake flour (1 x 2") and a real small rolling pin (probably 1 inch long)along with a ribbon to the invitation. I purchased these little miniatures a local craft store and they are so cute. I also purchased tiny tin gingerbread men and other various miniatures related to baking. I plan to hand deliver the invitations or just pop them in the mailbox. My theory is, the invitation makes the first impression and so we'll see what happens. Happy baking!!
Linda Dwy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Milford, CT USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 21:27:36 (EST)
needed some cookie recipes for the hoildays just started baking. THANKS ALOT
mahopac, ny USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 20:07:14 (EST)
Thanks for the idea i hope to try it with a women,s group
Sacto, ca USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 19:34:02 (EST)
Thanks for the idea i hope to try it with a woen,s group
Sacto, ca USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 19:33:40 (EST)
I found your website so neat and very helpful too! This year, 2002, will be my 2nd annual. Thanks for your ideas/ tips! ~Jana
Jana B. <email@example.com>
Pittsburg, KS USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 17:53:46 (EST)
Great site--got some good recipes to try for our annual exchange
Joan Fowler <Dafxxjmf@aol.com>
New Egypt, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 14:34:50 (EST)
I went to a cookie exchange years ago and was always wondering how to host one. Thank you for the web site. I hope to host my own.
Naomi Martinez <NMARTINEZ@ETS.ORG>
mERCERVILLE, NJ USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 09:10:17 (EST)
One of my neighbors and I are hosting our first Cookie Exchange for our neighborhood association. I've really enjoyed your website to glean ideas. I am Jewish and our neighborhood is religiously diverse so we are trying to be all inclusive. Thanks for all the information. Carol
Carol Tobias <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 09:12:09 (EST)
Robin: Thanks for all the scoop. Some of us girls had talked about a cookie exchange but none of us knew how to go about it. I have been searching for a week for information and couldn't even find anything at the local library. I am so happy to have found your Cookie Exchange!!! Thanks for your help. This is great!
Rebecca Nichols <email@example.com>
Savannah, GA USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 13:08:25 (EST)
this website rocks man and i absolutely adore cookies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
london, uk england - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 04:11:29 (EST)
this website bites!!!!
london, uk england - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 04:10:39 (EST)
wow i love cookies this website has really drawn me to cookies! cookies cookies they are grrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!
london, uk england - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 04:09:41 (EST)
We are trying to get this going at work. Thanks for the great ideas!
Corrie Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Canton, ga USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 12:21:22 (EST)
I am planning my first cookie exchange this year. Loved your website and have gotten many great ideas from it!! Thank you!!!
Cari Furia <Carif6@msn.com>
Wayland, NY USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 11:02:06 (EST)
Your site was a lifesaver - it gave me so many great ideas for my exchange last year and also for this year. My exchange was a big hit last year and I plan on making it a tradition. Thanks so much!
Grayslake, IL USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 23:05:50 (EST)
I'm organizing a Cookie Exchange for the WOTOM(Women of the Moose). I find your site very fun! I'm scared to death, so wish me luck!!!! I will take pictures!!
Debbie Czadzeck <email@example.com>
Sandwich, Il USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 11:10:06 (EST)
Robin, I really enjoyed reading some of your recipes and plan on making a few for the holidays. Thanks
Esther Petrello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Castle, Pa USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 13:16:28 (EST)
Thanks for the ideas ...
Peggy Willison <email@example.com>
Whitby, ON Canada - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 15:19:50 (EDT)
Philip Rickwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Devonport, Tas Australia - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 05:37:10 (EDT)
What a wonderful site! I'm getting back into organizing a cookie swap for our church women after a 2 year hiatus, so this has been so helpful, especially the new game ideas! Thank you!
MA USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 13:48:40 (EDT)