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Louise <weezyc98@yahoo.com>
Wallingford, CT USA - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 12:04:56 (EST)

JUNE LAKE, CA USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 16:07:46 (EST)

Well Robin my dear the time has come for your 15 minutes of fame and you deserve it!! As we celebrate Christmas let us remember the gift you have brought to us by sharing your home and inviting us every year to celebrate YOUR COOKIE EXCHANGE party! This party allows us to share friendships that have grown, recipes that have come from our past and carry forward, a moment to stop our breath during the holidays, and memories that will carry on forever. Your gift to us every year is one of love and sharing and we are thankful for being invited. May others find the time with their friends to start this tradition at a busy time of the year to share a little of the past and present. Others say, "stop and smell the roses" while we say stop and "smell the cookies." Continued success on your web site awards as we your friends award you with "A Good Friend Award" for sharing your home with us during a special time of year. Hugs, Nancy
Nancy Wert <wert2300@aol.com>
Olney, MD USA - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 08:43:39 (EST)

Great site!!
Mary Troia <jstroia@fmctc.com>
Avoca, IA USA - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 00:27:21 (EST)

very interesting site.
carolyn <iam2kidsmom@yahoo.com>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 18:09:43 (EST)

thank you for a great web page.
joyce pennington <joycepennington@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 13:44:28 (EST)

Very good site. I loved it.I have been to a few cookie exchangegs before but forgot the rules. Thanks so much for the info.
Frances Riviere <rivierer@aol.com>
Carrollton, Tx USA - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 09:14:46 (EST)

Your site is one of the best that I have viewed so far. Great ideas! Thanks
Jennifer Cutting <jacutting@voyager.net>
Gaylord, MI USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 12:41:55 (EST)

Just a quick thank you. We're looking at doing our first exchange at my office and I wanted to be sure we had a good set of rules to distribute with the invite. I found lots of good info (including great rules) here at your site.
Jennifer Willison <jwillison@firstam.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 10:39:24 (EST)

So glad to find this heart warming site! I am in a house in a development under construction but there are about thirty -forty houses on this street--I really want to host an exchange so we can "break the ice" --I want to have real neighbors for a change! Can you make some suggestion from your own experience on how to deal with that kind of number? I don't expect they will all come--and I am more interested in the socializing aspect than the hard core cookie rules aspect this time around---I will have name tags and try an "ice breaker " or two--cookie related? Do You have time to make some specific suggestions? Thanks so much!
Sally Wimberley <swowy@doubled.com>
Woodbridge , Va USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 10:10:15 (EST)

I can't wait to see the show! I hope I did alright ,I was very nervous!
joyce <joyaquita@aol.com>
USA - Monday, November 29, 1999 at 23:49:04 (EST)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your wonderful Christmas Cookie Exchange website! Last year I decided to host my own cookie exchange, but didn't quite know how to go about it the right way. Fortunately, when I typed "cookie exchange" in my search engine your website appeared to save the day. I have used your sample invitation and many other ideas as well. Your website proved to be a terrific inspiration for my creativity! Thank you again for the great "how-to's." Congratulations on your fabulous website! Your hard work and creativity is very much appreciated!
Lynette M. Arner <arner@sssnet.com>
North Lawrence, OH USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 17:22:40 (EST)

Thanks for the recipes. I am planning on making some cookies for friends and family this Christmas and was searching for some good ideas. I can't wait to try the sugar cookie recipe and the "famous" Olson peanut butter cookie recipe. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks again! ---Elda Martinez
Elda Martinez <elda_martinez@hotmail.com>
Evanston, IL USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 15:20:50 (EST)

robin your recipes are wonderful thank for your help god bless you and your family keep up the wonderful recipes
crystal conklin <conklin@uplink.net>
osceola, pa USA - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 13:37:36 (EST)

Love your site. I will trying a few recipes. This year will be my 25th annual cookie party. Attendances ranges from 50-100 people every year. I bake everything. I will send a couple of my favorite recipes along soon
Jan Conti <jconti@nycap.rr.com>
Niskayuna, NY USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 09:18:11 (EST)

Love your site.
Sarah H.
USA - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 20:47:29 (EST)

What a wonderful site! I am delighted to see such effort put into a beautiful website! I learned of this from frozen assets egroup. Great design and recipes!
Rebecca Wallace <jwallac@mail.win.org>
O'Fallon, MO USA - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 17:08:47 (EST)

Your site truly got me into the Christmas spirit. Although I'm already booked up for this holiday season, I do plan on following through with a Cookie Exchange for the next holiday season. I think all my family and friends will enjoy this experience. Without your website I wouldn't have known where to start! Thanks again!
MA USA - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 13:04:38 (EST)

You are an awesome chick-you saved the day! I have been searching for Cookie exchange info for 3 weeks. Your sight is beautiful and very festive
Sara Fernandez <Inderella@aol.com>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 15:56:48 (EST)

love your site.......hosting my first cookie exchange this year.
Carlen <carlenacus@aol.com>
USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 20:29:02 (EST)

Robin, You have the BEST web page! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. After seeing this page and reading all of your great ideas, I am going to attempt to have my first Cookie Exchange in my neighborhood this December. Wish me luck! Your Texan Friend, Shannon McNutt
Shannon McNutt <TexGigem@aol.com>
Carrollton, TX USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 19:29:01 (EST)

I love all the information you have provided. Now I feel almost ready for my first cookie exchange!
linda fuhrman <d_fuhrman@msn.com>
Woodinville, WA USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 12:33:15 (EST)

Hi, Great site you have here! I wanted to invite you to visit Towanda's Winter Wonderland

Towanda <twoanda@aol.com>
Southern, ca USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 13:39:40 (EST)

couldn't believe I found a website that would tell me how to begin my own cookie exchange. Thanks for putting the information out on the web and available for us novices!
Linda Litterell <llitterell@geotec.net>
Sand Springs, OK USA - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 22:46:55 (EST)

JANICE ROSEWARNE <jsr@csrlink.net>
WOOLRICH, PA USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 08:53:15 (EST)

thanks for the greatcookies!have a great holiday
kathy littleton <frutas1@yahoo.com>
laurel, de USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 20:18:17 (EST)

Your web page has been a great help! I hope to host a cookie exchange and do one at our church. Thanks for all the great info!
Lynda Bourland <LyndaBourland@cs.com>
Arlington, TX USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 18:02:22 (EST)

great site,thanks
tina <scifilink.com>
USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 17:57:43 (EST)

Thanks for the tips!
Terry <none>
NY, NY USA - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 23:14:09 (EST)

Dani Baze <BazeIV@AOL.com>
SHERMAN, TX USA - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 22:25:53 (EST)

Sandy P. <sandmanp@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 21:36:03 (EST)

I can't wait to try all of your recipes! Thanks for the baking secrets, too! *S*
Meagan <me@aol.com>
Orlando, Fl USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 21:23:34 (EST)

This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. It has been handed down from my grandmother to my mom then to me. Hope you will try it and like it. I love them because they TASTE like Christmas! Let me know. ENGLISH DROP COOKIES 1 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup cold coffee (black) 2 cups stewed raisins 1 cup coconut or nut meats (or ½ & ½) 3 ½ cups flour ½ cup cocoa ½ teaspoon each, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda Blend shortening, sugar and eggs together. Add coffee and sifted dry ingredients. Cook raisins in just a little water until plump. Add when cool with nuts. Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes Makes about 5 dozen
Debi Chiarappa <CHILLEDAWG@aol.com>
Simi Valley, CA USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 21:12:27 (EST)

I'm going to try a Cookie Exchange Breakfast thank-you so much for directions.
Karole Kessler-Bentz <kkessler@blazenet.net>
Shrewsbury, PA USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 14:52:25 (EST)

Robin, thanks for your info.  I have volunteered myself to host a cookie exchange for my neighborhood. Everyone is so excited and I don't have a clue what to do first. But now I do. Thank you!!!!!!!!
Cynthia Carroll <cindy.carroll@thegrid.net>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 23:18:31 (EST)

I love reading your stories. I've tried and tried to get people together for something like this; but it's so hard when everyone is just so busy with their lives. I may try again after checking out your pages. My sister sent this to me and she said she was thinking of me when she found your web-page. Thanks for sharing...Lucy
Lucy <lucysmbox@excite.com>
Avoca, NY USA - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 10:16:38 (EST)

Organized web page!!! Love it. AMY
Amy Livchak <livchak.2@osu.edu>
Lima, Oh USA - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 15:04:08 (EST)

Wonderful info on cookie exchange. We started a mother/daughter cookie exchange and family members are to take turns hosting it. This year my daughter and I will be hosts. Do you ever play games for prizes, have a x-mas gift, ornament exchange?

Hey Robin, finally got on your web site. It looks great. Please add me to your mailing list. Thanks again for the invitation to the cookie exchange, it was alot of fun. Carol
Carol Neill <carolneill@hotmail.com>
Gaithersburg, MD USA - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 20:21:10 (EDT)

A beautiful site! How about scanning in your recipes? That might make it go a little faster! Maybe that could be a new duty for the taste testers... type a recipe/taste the cookie... I am working on developing the same tradition -- starting six Christmases ago when we bought our house. I love doing it! I just need to get more people to get into the spirit of it!!! Thanks for the encouragement in your site. This is my first visit!!!
Lorie Balman <frogville@home.com>
USA - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 18:18:51 (EDT)

Robin, thank you for your wonderful web site. I am hosting my first cookie exchange and searching the internet for some ideas. This is all of the information I was looking for. Thanks for all of the time you sent putting this together. It is greatly appreciated!! Kim
Kim <kimfear@twave.net>
Lake Norman, NC USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:15:27 (EDT)

I had so much fun looking at your site and I'm really thinking about doing a Cookie Exchange. Thank you, Robin!!! Merry Christmas, Linda
Linda S. French <Lsfwitch@aol.com>
Hartland, Vt USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 21:58:33 (EDT)

Robin, The update looks great!! I love the cookie background. Keep up the good work and thanks for responding so promptly to my email. I will send you pictures from my exchange.
Leslie Wheeler <travles@stic.net>
TX USA - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 22:27:34 (EDT)

Started planning a cookie exchange for the nurses at my hospital, saw you menu and entered. I am so glad I did. What a great web site and great recipes. Thank You.
Pat Alter
Bremerton, Washington - 1999-10-12 21:37:57

Was looking for advice on organizing a Christmas cookie exchange at work. There your site was: Number 1 on the list furnished by the search engine.
Jan Scott
Sacramento, California 1999-10-07 15:52:06

My sister and I have talked about doing a cookie exchange for a couple of years, but haven't yet. I decided now that I am settled in a new home I will host it and make sure we get it done this year. We had heard of the idea several years ago from out next door neighbor who participates in one herself. We are looking forward to it and I'm sure your website will give me some additional ideas. Thanks!
Leslie Wheeler
San Antonio, Texas  1999-09-25 15:27:54

Bless you for the candy cane recipe. I made them when my kids were little and now that they are grown they want to make them too, but I lost the recipe. Glad I came to your page.
Mary Lykins
Kentucky - 1999-09-15 20:30:43

Name: Norma Flores
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: Texas
Time: 1999-07-29 18:06:00
Comments: Robin, I enjoyed your web site very much and I really liked your baking hints. I was looking for different cookie cutters and came upon your site. Thanks for the hints and recipes. Norma

Name: Marie La Salle
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: Georgia
Time: 1998-12-09 11:56:54
Comments: My Business partner decided we were giving cookies for Christmas to all our customers. . .along with our refrigerator calendars. . .Who Bakes anymore. . .if you don't have kids. . .I needed recipres quick. . .Thanks for yours!

Name: Natalie Moran
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: riverside CA
Time: 1998-12-08 15:37:44
Comments: I enjoyed your recipes. I have made the candy cane cookies before. I preferm not to use a mint extract an I just add a little more vanilla. These are my sons favorite cookies.

Name: Angela Mills
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: Ohio
Time: 1998-11-07 01:12:22
Comments: I love the rules you have for the cookie exchange. I also like the idea of dressing in Christmas attire and having a contest for the best Christmas earrings. I hope my first cookie exchange is a hit like yours.

Name: susan hart
Referred by: A basic Web Search
From: orange county, california
Time: 1998-11-04 22:48:09
Comments: bless you, robin!! i was inspired to organize my first-ever cookie exchange in my office. our only rule is "butter only". i'll let you know how it turns out. by the way, any hints on how to include the non-bakers (primarily single men) in the office. they want to participate, but can't quite figure out how. thanks for any input. merry christmas!! susan

Name: Debbie Hudnall
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: Cleveland, OH
Time: 1998-10-31 12:48:45
Comments: I found you while searching "Christmas Cookie Exchange" on Altavista. I enjoyed your site...especially the story and the "name that tune" game. I'm looking for a few more activity ideas to host my own exchange this coming season. Thanks.

Name: Denise Burnley
Referred by: Just surfed on in!
From: New Jersey
Time: 1998-10-22 15:35:52
Comments: Robin, I love your pages!!!!! I feel as if I know you. I am hosting a cookie exchange in Dec. because I just moved to the area and I thought it would be a good way to meet new friends...especially at work. My problem is that I didn't set any ground rules for the exchange except that all cookies had to be homemade and decorated nicely to give away. Now I have people bringing 'lemon bars' - big deal. I wanted Gingerbread men, rum balls, ...you know, Christmas cookies! I am sure that I can fix this for next year but I guess that I am stuck for this year. Robin, do you play any games when you host yours? I like the more creatvie earring contest. I too am giving prizes - nicest wrapped containers, first to RSVP, most effort. I really want this party to turn out well. Any ideas? Also, there are 9 people including myself. Do we make one dozen cookies for each person? I would really like some advise. Thanks, Denise

Name: India
Referred by: A basic Web Search
From: Ocean City, Maryland
Time: 1998-09-29 14:56:55
Comments: Had a great time in your site. We have a cookie exchange party every year also. It's great to hear how other people put on their parties. Have a great Holiday!

Name: Anne King
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-09-28 10:50:40
Comments: This Christmas will be our group's third cookie exchange, my first to host. Thanks for the inspiration.

Name: Connie Hanselka
Referred by: Crescendo Cool Site
From: San Antonio TX
Time: 1998-01-24 15:46:42
Comments: I'm so jealous! I want to live near you to be part of your fun Christmas Cookie Exchange! I'd also want to take HTML lessons from you in exchange for dinner/dessert by me. I just know we could arrive at some kind of bartering agreement. I hope to start a cookie exchange Chris 98! Your web pages are great and all they are amaze ME! Connie

Name: DD
Referred by: From Geocities
Time: 1997-12-07 06:52:00
Comments: Great page!!!!!! But...now I wanna cookie!

Name: Larry Anderson
Website: Express Computers Christmas Site
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kissimmee, Florida
Time: 1997-12-02 16:26:00
Comments: Yummy site... send all extra cookies to me!! Please visit Skylarks page, leave her mail, she loves mail. I also have created IRC channel web pages, 40'sSingles and 40sMusketeers.

Name: Sherry
Website: Designs By Rick
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Texas
Time: 1997-11-18 16:42:00
Comments: Thanks for inviting me. What a joy! You have spent a lot of time here and it shows. Thank you, especially enjoyed the humor and marriage hints. Going to check out those cookies now..

Name: Jessica
Website: Jessica's Christmas Welcome Mat
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Provo, UT, USA
Time: 1997-11-06 16:25:00
Comments: Hi, just surfing the Merry Christmas ring -- what a cute idea about a cookie exchange!!! I'm pondering the possibilities.....thanks. :-)