I am really glad to know that hundreds of other people out there do cookie exchanges. I am going on my third annual cookie exchange which I usually schedule the second Sunday in December. My main guest list consist of my three sisters and my two very special goddaughters serve as my hostesses. They really enjoy it and I hope to pass this along to them so I do keep a separate memory album for each of them. Christmas "Is the Most wonderful time of the year" in my book so I go all out with my Cookie Bake. Yes I host a special luncheon and a dessert. Everyone loves the idea of taking home all kinds of different homemade cookies to share with there family. My theme this year will be the twelve days of christmas which my true love (My Husband ) is helping me plan as well as my two sons 23yr.old & 16yr old which makes this time very special because my whole family is involved. Yet on this day there are pretty scares since all these women will be showing up at our home.I am really glad to be able to access to your web page and I hope to send pictures soon.Yes I do Have a prize for the most unique cookie.Leticia
Leticia B> Aguilar-Escalon <LBETheBeast@AOL.com>
Baytown, Tx USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 09:10:44 (EDT)
Signing guest book
Stacey Castro <email@example.com>
Norwalk, CA USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 03:54:26 (EDT)
What a great website! I am just beginning to plan my first cookie exchange and have found your site to be a tremendous help in getting organized. Thanks!
Beth Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Duluth, MN USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 02:13:42 (EDT)
Excellent site thanks for sharing!
Diane Joan Shankle <DianeJoan@msn.com>
Redwood , CA USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 13:07:14 (EDT)
Do you know if they will show the Christmas exchange on tv this year 2001. Would love for them to show it early enough to get in the mood and get started on baking. Sharon Blake
Sharon Blake <email@example.com>
Chapel Hill, Tn USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 12:00:40 (EDT)
I loved how u did a cookie recipe page! I felt like baking, but didn't have enough ingredients for my recipe, but I saw your recipes and I was able to wipe some up! Thanks a bunch!
USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 10:33:12 (EDT)
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 17:58:02 (EDT)
USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 20:32:45 (EDT)
I have really enjoyed looking at your site. It was a huge help in planning my first cookie exchange for this upcoming Christmas (yes, I am probably one of the few people thinking "Christmas" in August). Thank you.
Paula Dollard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 23:41:34 (EDT)
cookie exchanges sound fun!
Allie Babcock <email@example.com>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 23:54:52 (EDT)
Yummy, Yummy can't wait to try some of these delicious recipes!
Mary Leckie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Masury, OH USA - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 21:16:53 (EDT)
I saw last years show on HGTV and it was great. You gave us some good ideas for this year. I'm working on getting a family exchange going, but it seems to be a lot of work. Everyone is so busy and say they don't have the time. So this year it will be just my sister and me, but there still is at least 5 months to go. I hope you have another show this year it was very enjoyable. Thanks
Mary Wolter <MWolter@compaq.net>
Oakdale, Mn USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 20:23:45 (EDT)
DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD SUGAR COOKIE RECIPES THAT ARE REAL EASY. I COULDN'T FIND ANY.
clearwater, NE USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 11:53:08 (EDT)
Cant wait to host my first cookie exchange this year!! Thank you!!
mary lacey <WLLacey@aol.com>
Oviedo, FL USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:42:58 (EDT)
I've thoroughly enjoyed going through your web pages and have bookmarked them as I will be coming back. I like your 'round' gardens so I think I'm going to go out back now and figure out something similar to do with roses !!!
Mansfield, OH USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 09:22:20 (EDT)
I am planning for my first cookie exchange for 2001. Saw your show last Christmas and it inspired me. Friends at church wanted to do this, but it was too late in the season. Thanks
Sharon Blake <email@example.com>
Chapel Hill, TN USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 17:08:08 (EDT)
anybody know where i can find recipes for maryland cookies?
mosjoen, Norway - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 09:56:38 (EDT)
I enjoyed getting ideas from your website. Thank you!
USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 21:16:03 (EDT)
HELLO ROBIN!TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING 2001 AND WHILE FINALLY GETTING AROUND TO CLEANING MY DESK OUT, I FOUND THE ADDRESS FOR YOUR WEBSITE THAT I HAD WRITTEN ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHEN I SAW YOU ON THE FOOD TV NETWORK BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I WAS ONLY EXPECTING TO FIND A WEBSITE ABOUT COOKIE EXCHANGES, BUT I FOUND A LOT OF INTERESTING LINKS AND AN INSIGHT TO YOU THAT I WASN'T EXPECTING. YOUR WEBSITE IS GREAT...THANKS FOR THE THRILL AND I AM PLANNING ON BEING A REGULAR VISITOR. HAPPY SPRING! P.S. I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE URGE TO SPRING CLEAN MY DESK EARLIER AND I COULD HAVE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR SPOT ON THE WEB SOONER! MANY THANKS FOR THE THRILL. :)
KATHY BATENBURG <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MINGO JUNCTION, OHIO USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 16:56:00 (EST)
Wow Robin! How impressive! I don't know where to start! I guess I'll start where it's most familiar to me, the food section. Bon Appetite!
Shelley (Mahon) Wooldridge <email@example.com>
Mineral, VA USA - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 12:40:40 (EST)
Prairieville, LA USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 17:38:05 (EST)
No clue how I came across your site, but it's great!!! I'm actually looking for a recipe I remember my grandmother making. I'm sure it's very easy. I call it Chinese Butterschotch cookies. Has lo mein noodles, peanuts (?) and butterschotch. Any clue. Thanks. Catherine
Greensboro, NC USA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 21:25:20 (EST)
Your web site is great. I truly enjoy all the cookie recipes. Keep 'em coming. Thanks!
Donna M. Gaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hillsborough, NC USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 23:56:53 (EST)
I Like your cookie recipes, how can I get somemore.....
sheila luna <email@example.com.>
lake wale, florida USA - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 17:04:02 (EST)
Just love your site.
Paula Connick <Crafty1014@aol.com>
Beltsville, Md USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 15:46:01 (EST)
Hosted my "1st Annual Cookie Exchange" and it was a total success. I had mailed out 40 invitations, but since it was the Sat. before Christmas, alot of ladies were having their family Christmas. I had 19 attend. WHAT A FUN MORNING!!!! I had printed out your invitation with just a few changes. The first girl came and was dressed like an elf.....then here came the 2nd and she was in a full costume of Santa. We laughed and laughed. (Good thing I had picked up 2 gifts) I have a cute picture of all of us and our table. I had a light brunch, we walked around the table and exchanged out cookies......some of them were gorgous and really good. A few were not to die for, but all in all, a fun-filled morning. I have one question though, I'd love to make a recipe booklet of all this years recipes to hand out to the ladies and maybe use the group picture as the cover, but I can't figure out how to do it. Would you put them on recipe cards, or sheets of paper.......ANY SUGGESTIONS? Looking forward to hosting another exchange in 2001!!!!
Lynn Knepp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Montgomery, In USA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 07:57:30 (EST)
Robin, I saw a bit of your cookie swap on the Food Network! How exciting! Just wanted to say you're a real inspiration. I'm thinking about hosting a cookie swap next Christmas for friends and family. It may just turn into a yearly affair. Thanks for sharing your experiences and traditions.
Park Ridge, IL USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 16:00:23 (EST)
Great site; referred by my brother-in-law
Mary Anne Morris <email@example.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 17:54:52 (EST)
I'm hear after cookie exchange info...lookin to link up some old friends....thanks...enjoyed the tv special....
Jamie McBroom <JAMcB63@aol.com>
mannford, ok USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 15:42:32 (EST)
i like your receipes,and i will try some
ingrid gutt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hazlet, nj USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 15:05:55 (EST)
How do I look at your graphics?
jennifer Manchester <email@example.com>
Oswego, NY USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 12:18:15 (EST)
Hi - I'm seeking cutters to make a typical creche scene for next Christmas cookie gift to my family of 5 kids and 10 grandchildren. I have lots of stars, sheep, a camel, and even a dinosaur, but need shepherds, wisemen, Mary,Joseph, angels, etc. ANY LEADS WOULD BE APPRECIATED! Please email me directly at (firstname.lastname@example.org)as well as sharing with Robin's list. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Bud Warren
bud warren <email@example.com>
phippsburg, me USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 10:19:49 (EST)
Hi Robin: Love your website, keep up the good work and the great ideas on the cookie exchanges. I love to cook and love to eat also. I am always looking for great recipes.
BC, Canada - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 04:24:00 (EST)
My friends and I have been gathering for an annual cookie party for over 20 years. In our third year, one of our member's mother (who wrote a society column for the local newspaper) called us "young matrons." Now, we are grandmas, widows and cancer and heart attack survivors. We drink a toast to our womanhood and our cookie challenges.
Gayl Biondi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indio, CA USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 13:23:59 (EST)
This is a great site. I was fortunate to catch the special you did on The Food Network Channel about holiday cookie exchange. It is a great idea and a great way to get good friends to spend some quality time together. Thank you for all the recipes.....I am sure to use them and return to this site on a regular basis.
Newburgh, NY USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 09:53:19 (EST)
Seen your show thought I'd visit your web page-liked it!
Barb Piper <email@example.com>
Granite City, Il USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 22:08:26 (EST)
I really enjoyed the site. We have had a cookie exchange the last 4 years at the school that I work at. It's fun but we run out of time for all the extras. Every year we say next year...
New Orleans, LA USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 00:18:03 (EST)
I have always wanted to host a cookie exchange. I'm searching the web for ideas for next year.
Kim Hayward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Beloit, WI USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 16:01:33 (EST)
I SAW YOUR SEGMENT ON THE FOOD CHANNEL AND THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS A WONDERFUL IDEA, IT WOULD CUT DOWN ON SOME OF THE AGONY I GO THROUGH DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. SHAREE
SHAREE LOPEZ <PHEONIX2001@YAHOO.COM>
BROOKLYN, NY USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 17:31:20 (EST)
I hosted my first cookie exchange this year. I prepared a nice lunch along with wine for the festivity. There were 8 ladies and each lady brought a dozen cookies for each person. We, also, told a story as to the origination of the cookie and why we chose that particular cookie and if there were any catastrophe's or fun happenings on cookie baking day. Then after our story each one of us passed out our cookies. Everyone was so excited when the cookies started piling up in front of them. We had our baking done for the holiday. P.S. All of us has no children. One of the ladies has already volunteered to host next year's cookie exchange. I did see Sara Moulton's cookie exchange show. Thank you for telling us about your web site. I may be able to improve our cookie exchange for next year. Happy Holidays
Shirley A. Reeder <email@example.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 14:42:54 (EST)
Robin, I just wanted to say Thank you for your beautiful website iy has everything you could possibly need for the Holiday season and more. Being a native of Maryland myself I can say I am proud to share your website with my friends and family. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your Family. Doris Haynes
Doris Haynes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Beach, md USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 09:24:53 (EST)
Robin, I recently held my annual cookie exchange this week and enjoy doing so each year. I also saw the program on the Food Channel last night and made a point of tuning in. Yours looks so fun I wish I could come to that one, too! My guestlist consisted of 9 girls this year. I try to shoot for at least 10-12. I find it scares people to have to bake "that many dozens"! It's difficult to get them to bake at all. But I keep holding it because I enjoy the time of year and catching up on all the latest. Good Luck with your parties and I will see if I can learn something new to add next year! Happy Holidays! Diane
Diane Shawcross <Rikshaw2@aol.com>
Pembroke Pines, FL USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 08:26:10 (EST)
I saw you on Sara Moultans's Christmas Cookie Swap show, I think this sounds like a lot of fun.
Wilma Jordan <wilma_jordan>
Estacada, OR USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 01:16:47 (EST)
I saw your cookie exchange on my favorite channel, Food TV. I have always wanted to attend a cookie exchange but have never had the privilege. A church here in Cincinnati recently had one. You paid $6 per pound for the cookies you selected. Unfortunately, I did not get the make it to the church.
Kimberly Rice <email@example.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 00:27:42 (EST)
Nancy Sundheimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Laguna Niguel , CA USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 20:38:58 (EST)
I really enjoyed your hints and specific invitation; I held an ornament exchange this year but want to try the cookie exchange for next year. Happy Holidays!
pat tingle <email@example.com>
citrus heights, ca USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 20:26:27 (EST)
I just saw the cookie exchange show on the food network, and was really excited about the ideas. ZI had never even heard of a cookie exchange party and being that is is only 3 days from xmas now, do not have time to have one now. But next year i am going to plan en ough time and have one then. I think it is a really good idea. thanks so much for all your great ideas.
rochester, ny USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 20:13:08 (EST)
caught you on Sara's cookie exchange this year and was determined to find you on the web. thank you for being there. was anxious to find the andes mint recipe. for close to 20 years I have made cookies using various doughs, including a chocolate chip dough, a sour cream sugar cookie dough(it spread too much for me) and finally a cream cheese cookie dough (I like that best of all) just roll dough out, cut into strips a little more than twice as wide as the mint, fold over, and cut between the mints. I then take a forrk and crimp all 4 edges (kinda like a ravioli) and bake. I then melt some chocolate and drizzle over the cookies with a fork. sometimes I have glazed them with a confectioner's sugar glaze instead. I've never thought about using some of the cherry mint shavings on top but I bet that would be great. I enjoyed your website. thank you very much for having it there for us. Shirley
Shirley Spangler <SEN8F@aol.com>
Ballwin, Mo. USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 20:07:26 (EST)
just saw you on TV and couldn'y wait to go to this site!....been looking for the candy cane recipe....Thank you!
marie l wedding <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hollywood, FL USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 19:58:55 (EST)
Wow! What a GREAT idea! I just watched your cookie swap on the Food channel and I'm definitely going to do this next year with some of my friends and neighbors! I see that your site suggests that 6 dozen cookies be brought by each guest. Is this so that your family can try them too? That sounds like a LOT of cookies! Thanks again and I'll share your site with those that I invite next year. Too bad I didn't see this earlier in the year so that I could've had it this Christmas season!!!! P.S. Did your daughter ever come out of her room? :)
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 19:56:39 (EST)
I really enjoyed your segment on Food Network. I would really like to try this myself. Thank you for a great idea!
Kentucky, USA 2000-12-22 19:49:26
Saw the program with Sara Molton
Dottie Bivona <Ldbivo@aol.com>
Holtsville, NY USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 19:31:07 (EST)
LOVE YOUR SHOW. aM LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING MY OWN COOKIE EXCHANE PARTY NEXT YEAR. THANKS!
Estela Rezex <Rezex2@yahoo.com>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 17:40:00 (EST)
Hi Robin, I live in Gonzales, Louisiana. It is about 30 minutes from our state capitol Baton Rouge or about an hour away from New Orleans. I watched your TV Holiday Cookie Exchange Show last night. I thought it was excellent. I loved the idea of getting together with old and new friends and just taking a break from our hectic lives around Christmas time. I also like giving cookies instead of gifts that you buy. Homemade cookies show that you took time to make something special for someone that is from the heart. I am not a baker nor do I cook very often. But I am going to bake some cookies for my family get together this Christmas. I have printed out all the cookie recipes that you have on your web site. I do enjoy baking for others. Especially with your great cookie ideas. That way year after year I can make something for my loved ones to enjoy. In fact next year I am thinking about having a cookie exchange with my friends, family and my place of work. I just wanted you to know that I enjoyed the special and that your message of getting together with special people around the Holidays really brings out the true meaning of Christmas. Merry Christmas!! Sincerely, Kristi Cadarette
Kristi Cadarette <email@example.com>
Gonzales, LA USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 16:34:17 (EST)
Hi Robin - I am having my first cookie exchange at my house this year. I have five daughters and one son. I have one special day before Christmas when my whole family (kids and grandkids, daughter-in-law and sons-in-laws) get together which will be the 22nd of this month. We make a day of it and as I have 13 grandchildren it sure does make for a very fun day. We play lots of silly games and eat, eat, and eat some more. Each year we try to have a needy family over with us and that also makes each of us be a little more thankful. So I thought this year since we all bake that we could do the cookie exchange on that day. I just happened to see if I could find anything online about it and there you were. This sounds like such fun. I have even bought each of us a pretty plastic platter in the shape of a red Christmas tree and scotch taped a paper doilie onto it for each of us to load up our cookies. I also asked each of them to bring a copy of the recipe they make and bring enough copies for each of us, date it and sign it. I bought little cheap photo album booklets for them to put the recipes in for each of them and then next year we can add to the recipes. Is there anything else you can suggest for a successful exchange? Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. A brand new cookie exchanger - looking forward to hearing from you. Terry DiLeo
Terry DiLeo <Newey2313@erols.com>
North Brunswick, NJ USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 14:24:45 (EST)
I am enjoying looking through the recipes at your site. You have been very helpful with my Christmas baking.
Alana Bilyeu <JamieandAlana@netsape.net>
Cedar Rapids, Ia USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 12:34:54 (EST)
Saw the saw last week. What a wonderful idea. Going to plan an exchange for next year. Thought it might be fun to get everyones recipe a few days before and turn them into a small bound book that they all can take home along with the cookies. What a wonderful site you have. I will visit often.
Kelly Lombardi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 10:25:36 (EST)
I saw the show the other evening. It was wonderful. I plan on starting a cookie exchange party for Easter. Thank you for setting up such a wonderful site. God Bless and have a wonderful holiday, Mirna
Mirna Pagan <email@example.com>
Rolling Meadows, IL USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 17:49:53 (EST)
Was so inspired by your cookie exchange party on Sara Molten Christmas. Can't wait to have one and bring some "old friends" back together! Who knows....maybe I'll have one for VALENTINE'S DAY! Happy Holidays!
Debra Steinfeldt <Sassie999@aol.com>
Waxahachie, TX USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 05:56:18 (EST)
You have a great website.
USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 19:28:33 (EST)
I love your web site! I caught you on Food Network earlier this month while I wrapped presents during a blizzard. I was touched by the idea of telling the stories behind the cookies which are brought to the exchange. The first grandchild was born in my family (my nephew!) and I am excited to start some new traditions that he will grow up with. I will keep coming back to your site, it is just great!
Tracey Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Valparaiso, IN USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 17:52:40 (EST)