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December is a time for parties and entertaining. There are class parties, office parties, and holiday open houses. We always host an "Orphan's Christmas" on Christmas Eve for our friends whose extended families live elsewhere. There's no secret that I love to bake(and eat) cookies, and one of my favorite types of December gatherings is the cookie swap.
The way a cookie swap works best is with 6-12 guests. Each guest brings one type of cookie, a dozen per guest. One dozen is unwrapped and set out for sampling and each guest leaves with one dozen of each cookie brought. I think it's nice for the host to provide pretty containers to bring the cookies home in. You can grab takeout containers for very little and personalize them with pretty paper or ribbons. For those of you with a Silhouette, I'm pretty sure there's a takeout box template.