Host a cookie exchange this holiday season
Rule of thumb: Each guest makes a dozen cookies for every person at the exchange—plus, extra for sampling.
Be mindful of guests’ allergies and dietary restrictions so that everyone can enjoy the goodies.
Either assign a style of cookie (shortbread, gingerbread, lemon bar) or narrow down the choices that guests can pick from, but don’t leave it to chance.
Ask if anyone needs to add finishing touches at the swap. If guests will be baking at the exchange, be sure that everyone has what they need in terms of both space and equipment.
Remind guests to BYOB: boxes, bags, bins or whatever they need to wrap up their goodies.
Ask guests to print recipes for their cookies—unless, of course, it’s a family secret.