Cookie Swap 2010
I love the idea of holiday cookie swaps - you get together, eat cookies, and share them. Everyone goes home with several different kinds, and only has to bake one. Pretty perfect! I hosted one last year, and knew I definitely wanted to repeat it, so I did. We were five, plus two cookie-happy kids, and had tons of yummy cookies! Lena made Candy Cane Biscotti. Dagmar brought oat flour cookies as well as beautiful snowflake and zoo animal cookies. Emily did a great update on a classic Swedish "peasant-cookie" with almonds, including candied orange peel and dark chocolate. And Christina brought classic pepparkakor as well as delicious buttery shortbread cookies with rosemary. I had made macarons - really quite a botched batch, but filled with Saffron White Chocolate Truffles, they were still a hit! I also had bowls of Peppermint Marshmallows and Caramel Cookie Brittle for everyone to nibble on - both went quickly!