Cookie Ideas & A Cookie Exchange Party Kit {Giveaway}

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‘Tis the season for holiday baking with lots of cookies and many a cookie exchange party! Do YOU participate in a cookie exchange party each year? Truth be told, I never have. They sound like SO much fun!!! But, I’ve never been invited to one! 🙁 And, I was going to host one this year–I even have the CUTEST kit to do it with (wait ’til the end), but unfortunately life has had a way of getting in the way of my cookie plans this year! I’m hoping that next year is the year! 🙂
But, whether you have a fun cookie exchange party to participate in or are just doing some holiday baking for family/friends, here’s a round-up of some fabulous ideas…
Not only do these lit­tle rasp­berry stars from Tidy Mom look adorable, but I’m sure they taste absolutely delicious! I LOVE raspberry flavors, so I think these would be awesome!
I’ve never made crin­kle cook­ies before, but they look so easy & yummy. Make the Best of What’s Around will show you how to make them!
How about the famous oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies from Picky-Palate?! Rich & delicious, I’m sure!
I love almost all things lemon too, so these Slice ‘n Bake Lemon Gems from Taste of Home look amazing!
How about the classic kiss cookies? Bakerella shows off these little gems, plus a version with peanut butter cups! YUM! And, if you like the peanut butter cookie drops, check these out…
These red and white sugar cookie pinwheels are so festive & pretty! A fun twist on the regular sugar cookie for sure!
And, if you’re in need of a good sugar/butter cookie recipe perfect for decorating, TidyMom’s got you covered! 🙂
For baking and cookie exchanges, you could also do “cookie bars” instead. Here are few delicious options:
I made these choco­late revel bars last year & they were have been so nice to have in the freezer throughout the holidays! I think I need to make a batch for this year! YUM!
Cran­berry Cin­na­mon Chip Bars from Our Best Bites. Yum! Now, if I could only find cinnamon chips in the store!
Mmmm, lemon bars!! Bakerella doesn’t disappoint once again!
Dou­ble Choco­late Magic Bars from Life as Mom. They look so easy to make & SO yummy!
So many great recipes! And, for that Cookie Exchange Party that I am definitely going to have sometime, check out this adorable cookie exchange kit! 🙂
I received the kit from DownEast Basics and it’s absolutely adorable! Each kit contains enough for 12, complete with invites, recipe cards and cookie id cards! Plus, there are treat bags, complete with tags and ribbon! And, cute stickers if you want to have a little friendly competition! 🙂 You can see details, or buy your own right here. It’s a cute & affordable way to put together a cookie exchange!


DownEast Basics would like send the kit to TWO (2) lucky Mom Endeavors’ readers also!  Fun!

To Enter: 

Just tell me what cookie/treat is your favorite to make this time of the year!

Get extra optional entries (leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):

2. Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on face­book &/or twit­ter (1 entry, even if you do both)
3. Fol­low DownEast Basics on face­book &/or twit­ter (1 entry, even if you do both)
4. Share about this give­away with a link on face­book or tweet the fol­low­ing (copy & paste): “Enter to win a Cookie Exchange Kit from @DownEastBasics via @momendeav­ors!”

(up to 4 entries per per­son: if you’re already fol­low­ing, thank you! Just make sure you leave a com­ment & let me know!!)
Give­away will end on Dec. 18th at 11pm MST. Giveaway open to US residents only. One kit per winner. Win­ners with a valid entry will be selected at ran­dom using and be noti­fied via email (win­ner will also be posted on this post). They will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new win­ner is selected. Com­pany is respon­si­ble for ship­ping prize. Given hol­i­day ship­ping, prize can­not be guar­an­teed in time for Christmas.
Disclosure: I received the kit shown above from Down East Basics. All opinions and experiences are my own.

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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23 Responses

  1. i enjoy make sugar cookies with my son and grandson, bon bons, mounds and any thing else i can do! i love this time of year where i can enjoy my family and friends!

  2. Hi! Right now my favorite thing to make is cake mix/ coolwhip/ egg cookies which are super easy and fast to whip up and look really festive if you use a Red Velvet cake mix.

  3. My favorite is my great-grandma’s sugar cookie. My children love cutting them out and decorating them and they taste so yummy!

  4. I like to Make 1, 2, 3’s.

    1 bag butterscotch chips
    2 T. Peanut Butter
    3 c. coarsely crushed corn flakes

    Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Stir in corn flakes. Drop by spoonfuls on parchment or wax paper. Chill till firm.

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