Cookie Exchange Party

Share a sweet time with friends and family this holiday season. Throw a cookie exchange party! It’s easy, fun, and gives your baking buddies a chance to showcase their talents.
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Start a new family tradition with a cookie exchange party.

Here’s the recipe:

Before the party

  • Set a date, write a guest list and send invitations.
  • Ask everyone to bring six dozen of their favorite cookies to swap with other guests.
  • Also ask each guest to bring one recipe card to trade.
  • Plan where you’ll set up the cookie exchange – you’ll need a large table or counter space.
  • Choose the cookie recipe(s) that you will bake for the party. Old favorite or something new? You decide.

Day of the party

  • As guest arrive, arrange the cookie batches on a large table, and let guests take turns selecting their favorite cookies from the assortment.
  • Decide on the number of cookies each guest can take per batch, and determine the number of exchange "rounds" that will take place during the party.
  • Serve drinks and snacks during the exchange (the cookies aren't for eating — yet).
  • After the exchange, eat cookies!

Your guests will leave with approximately six dozen cookies — but in an assortment quite different from the cookies they brought to the party. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover new holiday flavors and favorites.

Cookie Exchange Party Tips

  • Need recipe ideas? See our scrumptious holiday cookie recipes.
  • Not a baker? No problem! We have cookies at the Giant Eagle® Bakery.
  • Stock up on paper lunch bags, aluminum foil and small plastic containers – they’re ideal cookie carriers.

Start a new family tradition with a cookie exchange party. Happy baking!