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My friend Annette and I hosted our own local cookie swap last Saturday, and it was not only tasty but also a lot of fun!
Our church was hosting their annual live nativity the same day, so we didn’t have as many guests as we hoped because so many of our friends were involved in the production of that, but we ended up with 5 families and a total of 18 kids! Altogether, we ate, decorated and exchanged more than 12 dozen cookies (if you count the candy cane brownies!).
The highlight of the party was decorating our gingerbread cookies with icing, edible markers, chocolate and sprinkles that Annette prepared for the kids, and my girls worked hard on theirs (just to turn around and scarf them down, of course!):
One of my girls’ favorite friends made these gorgeous cookies with her cousin, and they were definitely the most popular. Who doesn’t love sprinkles and icing?
The candy cane brownies were pretty popular too, much to my husband’s disappointment since he was hoping I would bring some of those back home with me!
It turns out that December 4th is actually National Cookie Day, so next year we may try to do a cookie swap on that day instead (a benefit of homeschooling…cookie swaps on a weekday!). Truth be told, Annette did all of the hard work. She is one of the best hostesses I know, and the party had her signature all over it — amazing attention to detail but so casual and relaxed. It was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday season!
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