We altered the "rules" a little, because we knew we'd have a larger group (20) of people participating so here's the rules that we followed:
- All items should be homemade and baked, no store bought items
- As long as we could throw it all in a bag, you could bring cookies, bars, chocolate, etc (just no cupcakes or cakey items)
- it's harder with a larger group to ONLY have cookies so we allowed non-cookie items
- Bring 3 dozen (or more)
- Must print your recipe and bring to the exchange
- Must RSVP and tell the host what item you're bringing, no duplicates
- Most Importantly, bring a container to take your cookies home!
And because there was a large group, the rules were: as long as you brought 3 dozen cookies, you could choose 3 dozen worth of cookies to take home.
It was a GREAT way to try different things and gather more recipes for your collection!
If you have a smaller group of people, you can implement the following rules as well:
- Present cookies in a tray, platter or basket
- Cookies only, no cookie mixes or bars
- Bake a dozen for each person attending the party, packaged and ready for gifting PLUS an extra dozen for you to taste-test and eat as you socialize with coffee, tea, or alcohol!
I bought these giant gingerbread cookies from Trader Joe's so Eric and I decorated them for fun and they joined me at the cookie exchange as a center piece for the table!!
Other items that were on the menu:
Cheesecake brownie with chocolate chips
Seven Layer magic Cookie Bars
Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Rice Krispies Treats
Of course, I made my cake pops... It was highly requested by my co-workers.
We had a GREAT time and it was enjoyed by all! Such a fun and great way to EAT JUNK FOOD!!