I was so excited for the Christmas Cookie Exchange this afternoon! I wrapped up work as soon as possible, munched on some toast and hummus (spinach flavored!), and ran 3.0 miles.
Then, it was time to go to my very first Cookie Exchange!
Brittney was kind enough to host the event at her house. She put together quite a spread for dinner.
I grabbed some veggies, tomatoes and mozzarella sticks, bruschetta, pita chips and nut pate, hummus, and more.
Plus, homemade soup from Katie!
I also had a glass of vino!
And I tried to dognap Clyde. Hello, teeny tiny dachshund in a sweater!
We listened to Christmas music and circled the table. Finally, someone suggested we all dig in!
I guess there are a few ways to do Christmas exchanges:
1) Everyone brings a few dozen cookies and swaps batches.
2) Everyone brings a few dozen and everyone takes a few of each batch.
3) People bring raw dough and cook the cookies at the hostessâ€™ house.
4) People bring pre-packaged little bags of a few cookies and swaps those.
We opted for Option 2â€¦ well, first we taste-tested them all.
And THEN we circled the table and filled up our tupperwares.
(The Salted Choco-Caramel Cookies [above] were my favorite)
(PS â€“ Is it true that Sesame Street is rebranding the Cookie Monster as the Veggie Monster? I really hope not!)