A Sweet Swap

Wednesday was our second annual cookie swap at my work place-sweet!!! When I proposed the idea last year, it initially was greeted with some trepidation (why would I swap my cookies, and how do I decide what kind to bring?). But it was such a success that this year my co-workers were quite enthusiastic about rolling up their sleeves and rolling out some dough!

Cookies Gingerbread men

Knowing you will be going home with two dozen+ assorted home made delicious cookies is quite an incentive! I found this book, which I thought might have some great swapping recipes, along with tips for a fun and successful swap. Although we did skip the recipes for Juicy Sangria  and Fresh Lime Margaritas-tequila is rather frowned upon in the middle of a work day.

Cookie Swap Book

Then I turned to my holiday Pinterest board for recipes, and I found this one for cute reindeer pretzel cookies. Reindeer Pretzel Cookies on Country Design HomeWhich I did not follow exactly. So they came out like this.  Cookies Pretzels Not very pretty, very yummy, but sooo not pretty! They would be right at home in the land of misfit toys– am I right? For my other selection (we each brought in two dozen to swap), I went with a traditional sugar cookie, drizzled with icing and decorated with sprinkles.

Cookies Trees

My co-workers’ yummy cookies included: Chocolate Coconut Disasters (per the baker, but they were really awesome!)

Cookies Coconut Disasters

Peppermint Bark

 Cookies Peppermint Bark

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Peanut Butter Rolo Cookies

Cookies Red and Green Rolos

I provided the trays, cello wrap, ribbon and the little gingerbread guys for gift tags.

Cookies Trays and Wrap

When we were finished, each participant walked away with a tray filled with variety of cookies to bring home-yum!

Cookie Trays

For more holiday recipes and ideas, please visit my Merry Happy Holly Days on Pinterest. If you have a favorite cookie recipe that you would like to share, send it to me and I will add it here!  And have a sweet, sweet Friday everyon! Susan

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