The Cookie Swap

Oh My Gosh.. It is so close to Christmas and I am so excited for all of the traditions we have… and I am especially excited to share this post with y’all!

So every year for the past 4 years me and my mom (mainly my mom) host a cookie swap! This is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. So the point of a cookie swap is a) to rack up some awesome sweet treats right before Christmas b) it is just fun! So you bake a dozen cookies for each person attending and an extra dozen for tasting. There were six of us so I ended up with 5 dozen cookies (excluding mine). we taste all of them and judge them on most creative, best tasting, and best looking. Then we usually have a few little games with prizes. This year we decided to have everyone bring an appetizer since it was at 11:00. Here are a few pictures I snapped at the swap!

First of course the cookies:

 

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Melt-in-your mouth pumpkin cookies, double chocolate caramel cookies, snickerdoodles

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Red velvet and white chocolate, brownie cookies

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Chocolate strawberry cookies, Almond cookies (These were mine)

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Now on to the delish appetizers

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Cresent wrapped brie with apples and crackers (I made this)

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goat cheese and onion tarts (my absolute favorite!)

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This is the best punch and it is so easy! All it has is gingerale, white grape juice, and sparkling cider

Here are a few pictures of the table scape

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Here are the voting cards. How cute are they?! And they match the invitations.  There are so many cute ideas on Pinterest.

I hope this inspired ya’ll to have a cookie swap of your own! I promise you will have a great time, and it is a perfectly easy event to host!

Have a great Monday!

~Ansleigh

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