Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Cookie Exchange Tip

Welcome to the last day of the Mistletoe Make and Bake event.
Quite possibly you could have 65 new recipes to add to your rotation. I have some new ones I am excited to try out. I find the more I bake the less I want to eat it. Crazy, I know!
Today's designers are

Today's topic is....... A Cookie Exchange Tip
Having a large family was not very conducive for many cookie exchanges. We always seemed to eat the cookies before we could get them traded. I also have a few people in my family that will not eat anything from "strangers." So I started doing some research on this topic. I found there are many websites for the professional cookie exchange enthusiast. Cookieexchange.com is one of these sites. Robin started her exchanges in 1989. I thought I would pass on some of her suggestions. Make your cookie exchange a women's only event. Do not eat the cookies during the exchange. Serve
hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages. That seems pretty simple.
I hope you enjoy exchanging cookies as much as I have enjoyed exchanging recipes.

Thank you to Sherri Falls and the other designers for inviting me along.

Have a wonderful holiday and as the song goes, "Don't get caught under the mistletoe
with anyone else but _____ (you can fill in the blank here)."

LAST RECIPE
CLICK HERE for a printable version.
This recipe makes a ton of cookies, perfect to share.
The winner of my drawing on Thursday is
Karen said...



We have still have ornaments the kids (now 26 & 29) made in Kindergarten and first grade on the tree. Some have school pictures on them - these are priceless to us! Thank you for the recipe and for sharing about your ornaments and tree.
Karen, send  me an e-mail with your mailing address.


56 comments:

  1. You were a great blogger! Aren't you happy you did it? Terrific recipes, too.

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  2. For my cookie exchange we always bake an extra dozen to put on the table to share. That way we can try the cookies but we all still go hame with our own. This has been a wonderful week. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and getting some great recipes and projects. I have already made a few of them and will be making more now that the weekend is here. Have a wonderful Christmas and God bless

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  3. Oooooh!!! I love monster cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks a bunch for sharing this recipe and the exchange tip, too! Most of all, thank you so very much for sharing all your recipes, tips and ideas and your wonderful project with us during the Mistletoe Make and Bake, this has been the most fun! I could kiss you all under the mistletoe for all the wonderful things you all have shared with us. Thanks again bunches, and Merry Christmas to you and yours! HUGS... and stitches

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  4. i do love a good monster cookie. For christmas, red an green m & m's would be so festive. Thanks for doing the blog hop. It's been fun.

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  5. Thank you for sharing cookie recipes and project. This was such fun for all of us. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  6. I love monster cookies! Unfortunately, I love them too much and eat too many of them by myself!

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  7. Thanks so much for such a fun hop. Your posts were always very interesting.

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  8. We've enjoyed exchanging with our neighbors, making home-made ornaments to top off the plate is an added touch. The hugs and holiday greetings between neighbors is the best of all!

    Love this recipe!

    Thank you for this week's fun!
    Happy Holidays!

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  9. The recipe sounds great! Thanks so much for sharing this week! It was great fun to visit!
    Be blessed
    Martina

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  10. Thanks a lot for the monster cookie, will try them all!!!!! Had so much fun this week, thank you...

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  11. Thank You for all the recipes this week and all the tips and ideas Thank You for the refreshers course on the fond memories that sometime get away from yourself about growing up and your kids growing up Want to wish You and Your Family a Very Happy Holiday Season It has been a fun Week!

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  12. For some reason the recipe won't print for me, grr! NOW what is my brand-new computer up to? I saved it however so when this thing gets over its brat attack I can add it to the collection. Thanks for taking part in this fun Hop.

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  13. Thank you for this fun bloghop with all the wonderful recipes and projects...it has been fun!

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  14. I went back to the recipe, clicked on it and it printed just fine. Go figure. Before it just wanted to save it as an xps doc. (shrug) Who knows? LOL

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  15. Thanks for providing such a fun blog hop! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season!

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  16. Thanks for all of the fun recipes, project and tips.

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  17. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have pu in to this blog hop! I love having all the new projects and recipes to treasure and will enjoy them for years to come! Thank you!

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  18. I can't believe I won the drawing, I was reading through your blog post on the winner and I thought wait a minute I wrote that - "It's me!" Thank you so much!

    The recipe sounds delicious - I don't have this one! I've never been to a cookie exchange but I do make baked goods and meals for people when I can. Thank you for sharing so much with us. Loved your recipes, traditions, patterns, stories, and pictures. This has been so much fun. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas with your family. Happy quilting!

    http://karenstreehousequilts.blogspot.com/

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  19. These have been a favorite since our youngest daughter was 3! They are Yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week! It's been fun!

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  20. Thank ya'll so much for a wonderful week! Mu little printer was buzzing all week and I've now got a great 'go-to' book for the holidays! In fact, I think I'll make an extra one for the girl living at one of the ranch camps for a Christmas gift. This was just too much fun! May your holidays be Blessed!

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  21. Your recipe for Monsters sound WONDERFUL...peanut butter, chocolate chips AND M & M's...wowsers! We'll have to try these....thanks!

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  22. I think I'm going to try these out today! They sound so yummy! Thanks for a fun week and all the projects too. Happy Holidays!

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  23. Thanks for all the great recipes and projects
    Happy Holidays

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  24. Thank you again for six great days of sharing. This has been a wonderful tour of blogs, designs, and great recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing! Both the cookie recipes and the project. Can't wait to try out the Monster Cookies!

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  26. It has been great to meet you through this blog hop...gosh can our quilty life get any more fun! Thanks for the recipes and the scarf project!

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  27. Thanks for the recipe! Happy Holidays.

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  28. You know something Lissa ?..I am sew much sweeter this week...imagine that...lol
    thanks for the very sweet tour... Love the idea of cookie exchange...I still belong to WDCL society..
    white, dark, chocolate lovers society, cookie exchange...it has been 16 years...

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  29. Thank you for sharing your recipes, family traditions and special project. It has been a fun-filled week, and I am sad to see it come to an end. I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  30. Lissa, Thank you for a wonderful time the past 6 days. Thank you for all the recipes and projects. Happy Holidays! ~Kathleen

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  31. Thanks for the great cookie exchange advice.

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  32. The shop hop blog has been so much fun. Thank you for participating.

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  33. Thanks so much for all the fun and recipes! This has been a fabulous blog hop!!!

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  34. Thank you for the recipes, themed stories, projects and some giveaways. I've enjoyed these 6 days of blog visits.

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  35. LOVE monster cookies....thanks for sharing your recipe! This has been a really fun week!

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  36. Thank you for sharing your memories and your traditions. Love the recipes and the whole hop in general :) Thank you!

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  37. Lissa, Thank you for taking the time to be part of the Make and Bake. All the projects and recipes have been great and have enjoyed reading all the postings. Thanks again, Happy Holidays.

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  38. Thanks for the fun this week! and the great recipes...

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  39. I could host my own personal cookie exchange with all of the cookies that I bake for Christmas!

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  40. Thank you so much for participating in putting out all this fun for us.

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  41. Monster Cookies, one of my favorites...

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  42. Thanks for a great week with lots of great recipes.

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  43. Thanks for the recipe. These sound like their huge

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  44. Thank you for the Monster cookies recipe. That should fill up the little monsters. LOL. Thanks again for the fun blog hop, recipes and pattern! Happy Holidays to you!

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  45. Thanks for a great week of blog post. I have enjoyed all of the stories and gotten some great ideas. Now I just need time to sew, bake and eat!!
    Thanks!!

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  46. Thanks for all of the run this week and all of the great recipes!

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  47. Thanks for all your hard work on the blogs; I've discovered so many blogs I'll keep following!

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  48. Thanks for taking time to be part of this blog hop. It has been so much fun.

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  49. Thanks for all the yummy recipes. The Mistletoe Make and Bake Blog has been fun!

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  50. I've never done a cookie exchange, but I've baked tons of them over the years. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us, Lissa.

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  51. This has been so much fun! Thanks for participating and adding to the merriment. This recipe sounds like a winner!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  52. Thanks for all the recipes. This was a great hop!

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  53. thanks for all the recipes and ideas this week. It was a lot of fun.

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  54. Another yummy recipe!! YUMMO!! Thanks for this hop! It's really gotten me ready for the Christmas season! Polly

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  55. I love these cookies! Thanks for the recipe! ♥

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