I came across your website when I needed some activities for a bridal shower. Thanks, the activities were a hit. I think it's a great resource for ideas. In regards to the Christmas Cookie Swap, my sisters and I have been hosting and attending for the past 6 years. Each year is different and unique, we have developed new friendships as well as new recipes.
Maria Cantu <email@example.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 12:06:08 (EST)
Hi, You did a great job on your web page! Please visit our Homepage. Please sign in the Guest Book (It means a lot to me :) Happy New Year, M & M
Stuggi, BW USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 10:01:00 (EST)
What a great idea. Love your website with pictures and recipes. I just joined a book club and they were talking about a cookie exchange. I never heard of one. I love this idea. I didn't get any baking done this year(your're right about getting busy) but you can always find time if you really want to. I will start one in my neighborhood next year. Happy Holidays!!!
Debbie Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Azusa, CA USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 23:59:29 (EST)
I love your site. It has gotten me ready for my exchange
Melissa Palmer <email@example.com>
OB, FL USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 17:50:48 (EST)
GREAT IDEA , WILL TRY SOME OF THESE GREAT RECIPES.
LINDA HOWE <BLKEYESUSAN@AOL.COM>
ASHLEY, PA. USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 00:47:24 (EST)
Had my cookie exchange last night. It was a great success. My family got ot meet my coworkers and vice versa. I gave out gifts to all and have lots of good cookies for my upcoming parties. thanks for all of the great instructions and ideas. I can't wait till next year!
Barre,, MA USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 06:39:14 (EST)
I loved this site. Planning a party for 2002 christmas cookie exchange and I made the chocolate truffle cookies to share....these are decadent dreams. Also made the eggnog logs...wonderful, and the cut outs...nicest recipe I ever found. We will be playing some of your game suggestions too! Thanks for creating this site!
Kathleen Brundege <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Victor, NY USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 06:12:33 (EST)
Hi Robin, I saw you on Food Network this past Sunday. My 11 year old daughter has been asking for a month to do a cookie exchange at our home. I was inspired by your show. I called 10 girls in her 5th grade class and they are all very excited to be included in this party. I asked each girl to bake 3 dozen cookies and place them in a tray. They will come to the party and display the cookies on the dining room table. I will let them try some cookies and then pass out tins to let them make their own selection of cookies for the tins. I was also going to put together a binder to put all of the recipes together for each girl to take home. They are going to be wearing Christmas outfits. I think that this will be a great holiday tradition. Do you have any more tips for this first party? Thanks, Michelle Saroki The party is on a Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00p.m. This is a very well behaved group of young ladies. They have been together since first grade.
Michelle Saroki <MicSaroki@aol.com>
Birmingham , MI USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 22:47:22 (EST)
Very interesting website. Looking for Christmas cookie recipe ideas but found more...!
Melissa Thompson <email@example.com>
Coon Rapids, MN USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 12:18:44 (EST)
I have some pretty easy recipes I will send after this hectic season is over. Loved the program on Food TV.
Sagamore Hills, OH USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 12:01:26 (EST)
I saw you recently on FoodTV and was glad to find your web site. My mother(86) and I have baked old family recipes for years. Took a few new ones from you. Thanks
Karen Harrold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phila, Pa USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 10:09:10 (EST)
I seen your show on food network and next year I believe I am going to try a cookie swap. Thank you and Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!!!!
cindy nicholson <email@example.com>
toledo, oh USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 20:25:25 (EST)
Hi Robin, Loved your cookie swapping show on the Food Channel. I would like to join (or start) one in this area. If anyone out there is interested too contact me!
Marie Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Suisun City, Ca USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 18:19:07 (EST)
Thanks for all the cookie recipes. I am going to give them a try this holiday season.
Clarksburg, md USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 09:35:25 (EST)
Hi Robin, I seen your show on the food network one night and loved the idea of a cookie exchange. I'm always looking for great holiday ideas and this one is really great. Would love to hear from you with great holiday ideas for children.
Ga USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 05:38:03 (EST)
THANKS SO MUCH I have a Christmas HIgh Tea like the english tea with a naughty santa kick.I am going to change a few things in some of these games and it will be a hit.THANKS.I have dont the cookie party at home for years BUT We are in the Coast Guard and were forced to move.Oh well I will check back soon.
Suquamish, wa USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 03:17:12 (EST)
Love your web site--can't wait to get your Year 2002 Cookie Exchange receipes.
Judy Lee <email@example.com>
Navarre, FL USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 16:43:26 (EST)
i am not a baker in any way shape or form,but after seeing your story on food network i wanted to be.(it'll never happen).i am in awe of all bakers & the patience & love that they have for the art of baking.i enjoyed the show & your story.
barbara c.nickerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
kingston, ny USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 16:40:05 (EST)
I saw the rerun of your cookie exchange on TV this morning and was very interested in your cookie exchange. I am going to try this next year instead of the cookie exhange that we have with at work with the associates that are on my team since we do it at work and really can't enjoy ourselves. Thank you for the information as well as the games that will make this a hit with my co-workers.
Lynn Strange <email@example.com>
Spokane, WA USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:50:36 (EST)
i loved your show on the cookie exchange. i am printing your recipes as a gift for good friends. thanks again
katherine stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
morehead, ky USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:44:38 (EST)
Hi Robin I just saw your cookie exchange on Food TV and it is a great idea. I have just started a small women's ministry at our church and I plan on using this as our December meeting next year.Thanks and have a blessed Christmas. Pamela Workman in Waxhaw, NC
Pamela Workman <email@example.com>
Waxhaw, NC USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:31:41 (EST)
Hi Robin, I just saw your cookie exchange on Foodnetwork. It was really lovely. I'm actually having 2 cookie exchanges at my house this week. I will make sure to use your tips for next year. I did ask that every one share the recipe and why it's important to them. I was particularly touched by your friend who had lost her mother and yet brought her mother to life by baking her cookies and sharing the recipes. THAT is the essence of what it means to be sharing and caring. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas.
Elizabeth Puopolo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Easton, MA USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:29:36 (EST)
I saw your cookie exchange on the food channel and I just wanted you to know that this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Judy Batz <email@example.com>
Annville, Pa USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 15:05:34 (EST)
I saw your cookie exchange on Food Network today and absolutely loved it! I am already planning one for next Christmas! I love your website - it has a lot great ideas. Thank you so much!
Gretchen Zoch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shelby, NC USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 14:56:36 (EST)
I was inspired by your piece on Food Network and plan to make a cookie exchange a traditon starting next year - Thank you for sharing your great ideas. Tami
Tami Woerl <email@example.com>
Fort Walton Beach, FL USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 14:50:51 (EST)
I enjoyed your spot on Sarah Moulton's show. I may try to do this next year! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm reviving from the gift wrapping marathon. Happy holidays to you! TRACY
Tracy F. Hale <IIIc@hotmail.com>
Birmingham, AL USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 14:41:41 (EST)
Please send me a free catalog at: Bobbie Bonte 68 Ronald Drive Montreal, Quebec Canada H4X 1M8 Thanks ! Bobbie
Bobbie Bonte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Montreal, Quebec USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 22:34:04 (EST)
Great site. We've been doing a cookie exchange for years but you've got some really nice ideas and recipes on this site.
MD USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 08:43:46 (EST)
Thank you for making it soooooooo easy to have a cookie exchange. You took all the hard work out of it! Although it's too late this year...I'll definitely plan one for next year, thanks to your help!! Merry Christmas...Happy New Year! Bev :)
Beverly Occulto <email@example.com>
Clarks Summit, PA USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 07:54:27 (EST)
These Cookie Exchange parties sound like a great idea! My friend and I are going to get together this Sunday to make cookies, but I think next year we will expand and invite a whole bunch of people. The only difference is that we will make the cookies instead of having them already made. That will take a lot longer, I know, but we like to get together from work and I'm sure that we will find things to talk about between cookie batches. Oh, by the way, trying some recipes from your site this weekend. Thanks!
Judy Bechtel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Allentown, PA USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 19:15:49 (EST)
Hi Robin...I am hosting my first cookie exchange this Sunday. From what I can see,most of my guests have not been to one before and I have never hosted one. Your site has been a tremendous help to me and I appreciate all of your effort and tips. Thank you so much! I will be sure and send a picture to you. If all goes well this will be an annual event. Thank you again. Dawn Williams
Dawn Williams <Apigsfly@aol.com>
Mount Dora, Fl USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 18:16:03 (EST)
loved all your ideas and recipes. I am going to a cookie exchange party this Sunday and also we are having one at work.
Sue Spadaro <email@example.com>
Moorpark, CA USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 12:27:43 (EST)
One of the best all around websites on
GiGi Gilmore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Humble, TX USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 11:07:47 (EST)
I FOUND SOME OF THE BEST COOKIES RECIPES HERE, THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME MAKE A WIDER VARIETY OF GOODIES THIS CHRISTMAS
ESTHER SALSAVAGE <ESTHSLSV@AOL.COM>
BUFFALO, NEW YORK USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 10:20:41 (EST)
my daughter e-mailed me about your site; my party is a week from saturday and I'm going to use several of your games-Happy baking.
leanne feldman <email@example.com>
buchanan, MI USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 23:06:50 (EST)
I am getting ready to host a cookie exchange on 12/17/02---i'll let you know how it went-- thanks for all the good tips
Susan Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
mesa, az USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 18:51:45 (EST)
My friend Laurie saw your special on food network and we decided to do a cookie exchange. What a great idea it is, Thank you for the inspiration!!!!
Diane Panelli <Panelli1@aol.com>
Telluride, co USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 12:49:23 (EST)
I love this web page I have added it to my favorites!!
Heather Bammer <email@example.com>
Battle Creek , Mi USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 20:55:36 (EST)
OOPS!!! My 1st message should say 'Get to KNOW your neighbors'. :-)
Claudine S. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Marys, GA USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 15:22:27 (EST)
My Mom lives in Silver Spring, MD & is having her 18th Annual Cookie Exchange this Friday. I moved to GA 5 years ago & have finally got around to planning my very first exchange. I invited all the ladies on my court (12 houses) as a way to 'get to your neighbors'. So far only 5 Yes's. Oh well, it'll just be a small gathering. Next year I'll invite people I know will come. Mom recommended your site, very informative. Think I'll copy your RULES next time so I don't have to hassle people not to bring Pillsbury Slice n' Bake. :-}
Claudine S. Martin <email@example.com>
St. Marys, GA USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 15:10:39 (EST)
THIS IS FANTASTIC; WE ARE HAVING A COOKIE EXCHANGE NEXT WEEK AT WORK AND THIS INFO IS JUST WHAT WE NEED; THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL RECIPES
Donna Caligiuri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Princeton, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 13:14:10 (EST)
I just hosted my first cookie exchange yesterday and it was a big success!! I had 14 in attendence and 18 varieties of cookies. I gave out prizes for prettiest cookie and most delicous cookie. Thanks for your web site.
kimberly french <email@example.com>
louisville, ky USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 19:40:02 (EST)
i had my first cookie swap last year. i was so encouraged by the turn out that i plan to have another one this year--dec 17--thanks for your web page--i'm getting ideas on games to play, etc. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
DEBBIE MORGAN <JSCM@AFO.NET>
perry, la USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 18:35:08 (EST)
Robin, what can I say. I am totally impressed with the amount of effort you take to host your cookie exchange party! Thank you for sharing. Jennifer, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, ON USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 11:36:46 (EST)
Please tell me where to look for more of your easy Chritmas cookies for a cookie swap party.Thanks
Tonya Crutchfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leeds, Al USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 18:21:06 (EST)
Robin I have really enjoyed your web site. Your graphics and info are great keep up the great work. My 12 year old and 10 year old are going to host their very first cookie exchange they are very excited since they both like to bake. What a woderful idea I hope they make this a tradition for their families to come. Many thanks lupe
lupe cheng <lupesdaycare@MSN.COM>
irvine, ca USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 22:41:34 (EST)
enjoyed my visit... thankyou love
liz vitale <email@example.com>
newport beach, ca USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 15:58:22 (EST)
Thanks, this is a great web sit.
Belinda Pound <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 05:44:44 (EST)
I have wanted to do a cookie Swap for several years and never knew enough about one to host one. I think I have finally found enough information to have one. I just hope I haven't waited to long to do so this year. Thanks for all the info. Lori
Lori Martin <email@example.com>
Brownfield, TX USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 10:05:43 (EST)
I really enjoyed your web site! I am thinking of doing a cookie exchange this year and you have given me food for thought!! Thank You!!
Judy LLoyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Edmonds, Wa USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 02:49:52 (EST)