Christmas Cookie Exchange 2018
This past Saturday, my sister and I held our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange party. It’s a good excuse to get our friends together and we always ask everyone to bring 36 of one type of cookie (or treat – not everyone makes cookies!) I always joke that I treat my friends like fourth graders because I also have games and give out prizes!
Christmas Cookie Exchange – The Food!
In the above photo you can see the Christmas Crack Toffee that I made. I’d had it before but never made it myself, and it was so amazing. Seriously. We let my sister-in-law have some and she went and made her own right away. Super easy to make, and it goes over well. I used the recipe here. The cookies behind that, with the little trees, are something a friend of mine brought…but I’m pretty sure his girlfriend put them together. They are those cut and bake cookies with icing between two of them and some fun icing on the sides. They are so yummy; I might need to steal this idea in the future.
Another friend brought peanut butter blossoms which I absolutely love. Those are what I normally make, so it was great that someone else still brought some. Then someone made chocolate mint macrons which were super yummy, and I’m impressed how well they look. Plus, they are a really cute and handy size! There were some other great cookies too like the ones my sister made, though I’m blanking on the actual name.
Along with all of the cookies, we had salsa and tortillas, chips and dip, salami roll-ups, another friend made a sausage dip with tortillas, and crock-pot meatballs. Most people tend to just eat this stuff and bring their share of the cookies home, though we always dip into one or two. The friend who made the peanut butter blossoms had extras she put out so we could eat them during the party. Great idea, huh?
Christmas Cookie Exchange – The Games!
I love throwing parties, especially ones with themes, but these days I don’t do it as often. However, my go-to for finding games is Pinterest. It’s usually just trivia questions or something similar, but they are fun. I always make sure to bring lots of pens too of course!
A couple of the games I used for this Christmas Cookie Exchange can be found below-
Christmas Songs Emoji Pictionary Quiz
What’s In Your Phone? Christmas Edition
I had four total, so I made sure to have four prizes. You couldn’t win more than one prize, even if you technically won multiple games…we just went to the next winner.
Christmas Cookie Exchange – The Prizes!
The prizes were as follows: Two Lindt Chocolates, a book of Christmas short stories, cocoa (with little white chocolate chips and mini marshmallows included on top), and a cute Merry Christmas/Happy New Year sign.
Christmas Cookie Exchange – The Activity!
One of my friends actually brought this, but I’m so glad she did because it was fun and it gave us all something specific to do after the games. She had two Christmas gingerbread village kits – I think each had four little houses, and six of us were still there to make ours.
My house is on the snowman plate on the left. Aren’t they all really cute though? It was a lot of fun putting these together, and laughing as some of our houses wanted to fall apart. I had to redo my whole house with help from a friend before it would stand up and I could decorate!
And That’s a Wrap!
All in all, I think it was a really good night, and it was nice seeing different friends, especially the ones I don’t get to hang out with as often.How to Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party #ontheblog #christmasparty #christmas2018 Click To Tweet
So tell me, have you ever had a Christmas Cookie Exchange party? If not, would you ever host or attend one? What are your favorite Christmas cookies (or cookies in general if you don’t celebrate Christmas)?