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!

Cookie Exchange

Cookies anyone?

Cookie Exchange 1

Peanut butter patties…..yum!

Cookie Exchange 2

Our “Grinch” cookies couldn’t be more festive!

Cookie Exchange 3

The hot cocoa bar was adorned with chocolate mint candy canes to be used as stirring sticks.

Cookie Exchange 4

Everyone received a whimsical Santa tin to bring home their cookies.

Cookie Exchange 5

Each guest received a Santa ornament as a party favor.

Cookie Exchange 6

This amazing accent fabric from Hobby Lobby really makes the table pop!