Hubby got a fabulous new schedule and got to come home for lunch today. While at work he had checked for packages (the base we are on, you have certain times you can pick up your packages) and the apron I had ordered came in! YAY!
I ordered it from Flirty Aprons and absolutely love it! I can't wait to bake my first batch of cookies in it! I have already planned on making leftover Halloween candy cookies. I am going to use some cookies and cream candy (the same kind that I used for this cake), chop them up, and use them in place of chocolate chips.
That (among other things) got me thinking of Christmas. Which got me thinking of hosting a Christmas cookie exchange! How fun! I want to plan it out now so I can get invites out and order a few decorations (living in GTMO, you have to order things pretty far in advance to make sure it gets here on time... just in case). I know I have some wonderful readers and was curious if you have any ideas for a fabulous cookie exchange.
One idea I found is to hand out a Christmas necklace (just a cute, cheap little thing) to each guest as they arrive. If you mention the word "cookie," you give the person who calls you out your necklace. The person with the most necklaces at the end of the party gets a prize! I'm thinking a cookie cookbook and a whisk or something. If you have any ideas, have had a cookie exchange yourself, or would like to share your favorite Christmas cookie recipe, I would love to hear from you!