Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cookie exchange

Saturday morning we hosted a cookie exchange. In extending invitations we discovered that many of our friends had never heard of a cookie exchange. The purpose of a cookie exchange is to arrive with one kind of cookie and leave with an assortment of cookies. We asked the ladies and girls that we invited to bring three dozen cookies.

Before exchanging cookies, the ladies met in the living room, and with Christmas carols playing softly in the background, shared ways they keep Christ in Christmas. Ideas included sending care packages to elderly friends, singing Christmas carols, and simply wishing acquaintances "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays."

Then we assembled in the dining room to sip tea or punch, nibble on fruit and cheese from the pyramid I constructed, and, of course, admire and taste the cookies. One of the ladies counted twenty different types of cookies from Rice Krispie Treats to Peanut-butter Blossoms to Chocolate Pinwheels. In the end, each lady left with a platter of twirled, sprinkled, dipped or frosted confections.


  1. That is a gorgeous Christmas table, Amy! The fruit and cheese pyramid is just beautiful...and looks very tasty! Did you use a pineapple to poke fruit into? The cookies look so good! I'm sure you ladies had a wonderful time!

    ~ Betsy

  2. We wished you, Bianca, Roma, and Rubia could have joined us! I'm sure you would have enjoyed the event.


  3. I attached the fruit to a Styrofoam base. I cut the fruit from the pineapple and arranged it on the pyramid. I used to the pineapple top for decoration on the top of the pyramid.

  4. This post makes me hungry! Glad you had fun.

  5. Oh that is fun! I like the sprinkled meringues!
    Your fruit and cheese pyramid is so creative!

  6. I wish I could have gone. It looks and sounds like you girls had a good time! :)

    -Lauren Mae Spiker