Tips for a Successful Cookie Swap
For the Party Guest
Make sure to bring the following three items (along with your dozens of cookies, of course):
1. A copy of your recipe: Spell it out: A copy of your recipe will come in handy when fellow bakers are admiring your handiwork. If anyone has a food allergy, they can casually check for any offenders without constantly asking, “What’s in this?”
2. A cake plate or tray: Make it easy on the hostess and arrive at the party with your cookies red-carpet (ok, dining-room-table) ready. Label the back of your cake plate or tray with adhesive tape marked with your name for easy returns.
3. Take-home container: Asking the host at a cookie swap party for a baggie to transport your cookies home is akin to asking for a doggie bag at a fancy dinner party—it’s just not couth. Play it safe and bring your own plastic containers or baggies to pack up your loot.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.