Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cookie Exchange Party!

This past Tuesday was my first Cookie Exchange Party! I was so excited to be invited! We had a fun group of women there and the cookies all turned out great!

I drove out with my friend Vivian. We don't get to spend a lot of time together, so this in itself was much fun. We made it our to Irvine to meet the women. The house was decorated and so pretty! We had seven women who brought different types of cookies. We had to follow strict baking rules and dress up.

I was confused on the "dress-up" rule and thought that she wanted nicer attire. When one friend came in festive pj's I was quite jealous! I had been so exhausted that day and did NOT feel like dressing up! The rule was to be festive! I was so disappointed that I wasn't in my comfy pajamas! So, she won the "Festive Award" by unanimous vote! You know what I'll be wearing next year....

We all ate some appetizers and talked about our cookies. I made gingerbread men and snowmen. Recipe:
Then we exchanged our cookies and our recipes. We all sampled each others cookies and had a vote on which cookie won. I won! My gingerbread cookies won! I was so surprised and excited! I got a beautiful apron as a prize, made by the hostess herself!
It was a great night and I can't wait for next year!