One of the things that I didn't get to do as much of this year as I usually like to do at the holidays is to bake cookies. Between the new house and the new baby, I really only managed to get off two different types of cookies, which didn't make a very impressive cookie tray when I went to give them away.
A solution for this I've used in the past when I was busy for other reasons is to have a cookie exchange party. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, you get together with several friends and each bring a different type of cookie. This way, you each leave with a number of different cookies and can give them as beautiful gifts; no one needs to know you didn't make them all yourself! Plus, you get a fun evening with your friends, and cookies eaten during the exchange don't have any calories.
Bake Sweet Memories has some great tips on how to host a cookie exchange, as well as recipes and information about discounts. I was lucky enough to receive a gift from Safeway, Betty Crocker, and Glad through My Blog Spark containing everything I need to host my own cookie exchange, as well as a pack to giveaway. Unfortunately, I wasn't organized enough to get it before the holidays. Fortunately, it doesn't need to be Christmas to enjoy delicious cookies.
Soooo, without further ado, I announce the giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a prize pack consisting of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, a GladWare sample pack and a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s), everything you need to host your very own cookie exchange party. To enter, simply visit Bake Sweet Memories and tell me in the comments what cookie recipe you plan to add to your repertoire next year.
You can receive an additional entry for each of the following:
- Follow me (story3girl) on Twitter and leave a comment with your username
- Subscribe to my blog and leave a comment saying that you did.
That's it! The giveaway will end January 25th, so get those comments in soon. Good luck!