Let Krusteaz Help You Have a Successful Cookie Swap
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Krusteaz, but all opinions are my own.
The holiday season is all about cozy sweaters, friends and family, and of course, cookies. If you want a variety of cookies in your home for the holidays but don't want to bake dozens and dozens, you should host a cookie swap! A cookie swap is a great way to mingle with your neighbors and friends, while sampling different recipes. Check out these tips to host a successful cookie swap:
How to Host a Cookie Swap with Parents and Kids
- Decide on your guest list. A successful party has just enough guests, but not too many. 10-12 adults is an ideal number if you are also inviting kids.
- Choose a day and time that works for everyone.
- Establish rules that include:
- ingredient limitations for allergies
- how many cookies each guest should prepare
- no burnt cookies
- must be holiday inspired
- how cookies should be displayed at the party
- what type of container or baggies guests should bring to collect their cookies
- Use the Krusteaz Holiday Cookie Helper to find the best recipe for your swap.
- Have snacks and drinks for your party guests to munch on while they mingle.
- Set up a cookie decorating station for the kids coming to your party. Some plain sugar cookies with assorted icings and sprinkles/toppings will keep them busy and having fun.
- For the Party: Have guests display their cookies on a table with copies of their recipe nearby.
Krusteaz, makers of premium baking mixes, has an entire line of cookie mixes that are perfect for holiday parties. This season, we’re excited to host cookie swaps—because who only wants one kind of cookie when you’re at a party?
Krusteaz Holiday Cookie Helper
Sometimes the hardest part of a cookie swap is figuring out which recipe to make. Enter the Holiday Cookie Helper, a fun quiz Krusteaz created that will help you find the perfect recipe.
- 1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1.5 tablespoons orange juice
- ½ cup fresh cranberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, mix the egg and butter until combined.
- Add in the Krusteaz sugar cookie mix and orange juice. Mix until dough comes together.
- Fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Scoop dough into small balls and place onto parchment paper.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
- Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.