Our Coffee Group had our first annual Cookie Exchange this year. In the past we've played Dirty Santa/or had an Ornament Exchange, but this year we tried something different. If you haven't heard of one before, everyone makes a cookie (or 4 dozen!) and then you bring them to the party, taste test each one, vote on your favorites, and then grab take-home boxes and fill them up with everyone else's cookies!
this is a great idea, fun for everyone and i believe the husbands really benefit as well. Mike was very happy when i brought home his very own box of assorted homemade cookies!
my white chocolate gingerbread cookies
and then we came back inside to announce the cookie winners....
my good friend, Sarah who the Mommy Award for the "simplest" cookie
this show-off here one the Martha Stewart Award for creativity
Josi won the Paula Dean Award, for best tasting--a carrot cake cookie, courtesy of her Grammy's recipe, pretty yummy!
and then Caroline won the Sandra Lee Award for presentation
the winners and their cookies
our sweet group
Good Times and a fun start to the Holiday Season!