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rules for a cookie swap? I'd like to host a cookie swap and have

Last post Dec 03, 2008 1:41 PM by ChocolateQueen . 6 replies.


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  • rules for a cookie swap? I'd like to host a cookie swap and have
    had some bad experience-people bring store bought or no-bake cookies. I'd like to have rules--maybe even no bar cookies, but don't want to be a scrooge. Have any of you had "rules" before?
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    Hi aubie! Sorry you had a bad experience with your cookie exchange. Don't let that discourage you. Here is the web address to a woman named Robin who was featured in the Taste Of Home magazine Country Woman January 2008, pages 34 and 35 for her annual cookie exchanges www.robinsweb.com/cookies/cookie-invite.html  On her site you will find  the rules of a cookie exchange, cookie recipes, tips and ideas for hosting your own cookie exchange and pictures of some of her previous cookie exchanges. I hope you enjoy her site and I hope it is a help and inspiration to you. I don't see a problem at all with a few rules or requirements for you to have concerning your cookie exchange. I think it helps to avoid problems like store bought cookies for a cookie exchange. You can buy store bought cookies any day. But, I think a cookie exchange should consist of freshly baked homemade cookies, good friends and lots of fun! Lots of great cookie recipes from great bakers right here on this bulletin board!  

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    Hi Aubie ~ One thing that might help is to have people bring half a dozen cookies per person and copies of the recipes.  Most people have so many sweets at this time of year that you don't need to have a dozen of each cookie to bring home, especially if you have any more than 5 people coming.  This also seems much less intimidating to the people you are inviting ~ if you are inviting 10 people, telling each of them to make 10 dozen cookies is a bit overwhelming.  But, most recipes make 4 dozen cookies, so making 5 dozen isn't such an overwhelming thought.

    You can definitely say please don't bring store bought cookies.  Honestly, I wouldn't ban bar cookies ~ they are usually really good, and a couple recipes I only make at the holidays are bar cookies.  They may not be super fancy, but I wouldn't ban them. 

    Hope you have fun!  I love cookie exchanges :)

     

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    Thanks so much!
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    Dog  I love cookie swaps...  they are soooo fun if you can get everyone to follow the rules.  The ones I did...   you bake 5-6 dozen cookies of one kind....  then when it is time for the swap...  you only take as many cookies as you bring....    plus the last one I was in also had everyone give the recipe.  So I printed mine up on recipe cards...  that was a nice feature. I was even to one where they had you bring some extra for sampling!!  One bad note though...  one gal had the nerve to bring burnt cookies....  I mean they were BLACK..   I was not too impressed at this & thought it was extremely tacky to do this.  Oh yes NO store boughts.

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    When I have hosted cookie swaps I have said homemade cookies.  I don't see the problem with bar or no bakes. I have seen a book that was all no bake cookies, you wouldn't believe the variety available.

     Can you explain your reason between wanting to ban these 2 categories?

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