My favorite part of the holiday season is the sweets! From gingerbread to peppermint, the flavors of Christmastime are delicious. We all have our favorite holiday baked goods, but it sure is fun to try new things. I felt a cookie exchange was in order. Cookie exchanges can be overwhelming when done on a large scale, so I gathered a small group of friends from afar and asked them to bring 4 dozen cookies. We enjoyed brunch, fun conversation and some yummy new cookie recipes. Each guest took home 6 of each cookie along with a recipe. It was a very simple way to enjoy friends, food, and, of course, cookies!