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A cookie swap is the
perfect way to begin your holiday festivities. Who
can resist a freshly baked cookie and a hot cup of
your friends to your house for the celebration. It's
best to invite at least a week in advance to allow
your friends time to get busy baking. Have each guest
bring a dozen cookies for each guest you have invited.
For example: If you invite 5 people, have each guest
bring 5 dozen cookies - but don't forget yourself!
Have your guests bring a copy of their recipe for
each dozen they bake.
partys success depends on the presentation. Have
decorative Santa plates and cookie jars set out to
greet your guests. Put your favorite Christmas CD on
in the background to set the mood for everyone.
Scented candles and the scent of steaming hot cider
drifting from the kitchen is a nice touch also.
Besides hot cider,
have other beverages on hand such as milk, coffee
or juice. A few salty appetizers offer a nice
balance to all the sweets that the guests will be
bringing. Popcorn, chips, nuts are all good
guests will love Rudolph's Redineer Sandwiches:
Rudolph Sandwiches Take a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, cut
it crossways for a triangle! Then decorate it for
a reindeer! With two raisins for the eyes, five
or six raisins for the mouth, broken pretzel bits
for the horns, and a red m & M for the nose.
lined boxes or sturdy decorative gift bags on hand
for each guest.
young children will be attending your cookie swap, a
fun thing to do is set up a cookie decorating station.
Have sugar cookies cut in shapes of trees, Santa,
reindeer - you get the idea ;)
a large table covered with a Christmas tablecloth and
all the supplies centered. It's a good idea to have
plenty of wet paper towels around.
your little cookie decorating Picassos with
tubes of Christmas colored frostings and
the cookie decorating has commenced, tell your guests
it's time to start swapping. Explain the procedure -
each guest should select 1 dozen of each type of
cookie and the matching recipe card.
friends will love you as they gather their goodies in
their lined boxes and head home.
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