Are you ready people? It's that time again! Time to eat just for the sake of eating. Summer weather is over as of this week--cold and SIDEWAYS rain have blown into Sacramento, and our bodies' defense is to put on that 10 pound winter coat of suet!
One of the typical holiday party ideas "baked up" is called a Cookie Exchange... the host of the party invites all of their friends over and asks them to bring 1-2 dozen of their favorite homemade cookie (recipe attached) in a giant container, and then everyone swaps cookies with one another. I decided to host one this year and I am adding a cracker category. I thought some savory treats would be nice in the exchange. I would love to do some homemade rosemary-infused "Cheezeits" or something like that, but have not yet made a decision.
Let's make cookies and share them! Yaaayy!!
If you are invited to a cookie exchange party this year or want to host one, there is now a book to help you plan one that is loaded with unique recipes! And I am giving a copy of this book away just in time for the holidays! The book is called "The Cookie Party Cookbook", by Robin L. Olson, and is subtitled: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange. The book states that cookie parties began nearly 100 years ago as a typically "ladies only" event. It gives tips on how to host, what kind of food to serve (anything but cookies, actually) and suggests prizes to giveaway at the party.
To win this book, go to my facebook page and leave a comment on this posting. I'll give you a topic: What is your favorite cookie? Discuss. Here is the link. Good luck!