National Cookie Exchange Day
Participate in National Cookie Exchange Day to enjoy the joy of giving and receiving during winter holidays!
Cookies have been around for hundreds of years. They first appeared in Persia in 7th century, and then became more common in Europe in 14th century. Cookies were soon incorporated into Christmas traditions, especially gingerbread cookies, which included spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Dried fruits and nuts may have been added to cookies at that time.
As Christmas has come to be more elaborate, the styles and flavors of Christmas cookies have evolved. There are now many shapes for cookie cutters, as well as colorful frosting, decorations, and icing. Cookie making is a traditional winter holiday activity, which many families consider a family tradition. Many cookie recipes have been passed down through the generations.
People who enjoy baking can have a cookie exchange where they can share their recipes and also learn from others. Each baker has their own cookie style, but it is possible to agree on a set of cookies beforehand (so that everyone doesn’t end with a lot of snickerdoodles).
Everyone brings their own cookies to the party, and they are given to others so that everyone has a bit of variety. It’s a win/win situation!
Jace ShoemakerGalloway founded National Cookie Exchange Day at the end December. This is the perfect time to appreciate and enjoy the beauty and taste of everyone’s cookie creations.
Participate in National Cookie Exchange Day with these festive and fun ideas
Invite some friends to join you in a cookie exchange celebration in honor of National Cookie Exchange Day. Bake some cookies ahead of time, then pack them in boxes of six to twelve cookies so that each guest can take them home.
You can do this type of cookie exchange at work or school during your normal working day. You can also make it an after-hours party with wine, hors d‚Äôoeuvres and fine Christmas music.
If you have a limited time or a large group of friends, it is a good idea to make the cookies in advance. In a smaller setting, you might want to invite a few friends to a cookie-making party. Everyone should bring a certain ingredient, such as butter, sugar, or flour. Then, make the cookies on-site.
It would be fun for everyone to bring their own cookie recipe to share with the group. In honor of National Cookie Exchange Day, learn from your friends how to make them. Then incorporate them into family Christmas traditions!