Today I was up bright and early in preparation for my Cookie Exchange Brunch and it was wonderful.
Guests started arriving just before 10am, my breakfast strata had just come out of the oven, Brenda Lee was belting out Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and freshly brewed coffee was swirling in the air.
In the hustle and bustle of hosting, I simply forgot to snap photos of the parade of Christmas cookies that marched throughout my home in their holiday splendor. There were so many wonderful cookies no two the same just like the lovely ladies who prepared them.
We had snowflake sugar cookies, jam filled cookies, brandied chocolate lace cookies, ginger molasses cookies, fig cookies, traditional decorated sugar cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, chocolate sable cookies, crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies and many, many more.
A plate of "exchanged" cookies all ready to go home. The cookie exchange is great because you only bake once and you end up with so many different cookies.
After brunch and exchanging cookies we continued the merriment and enjoyed Brandied Eggnog Snowman; complete with donut hole heads, aren't they just the cutest?
Party favors: Circle Creek Home hand poured soap, and holiday fridge note pads.
I enjoy hosting this cookie exchange and I am so happy everyone had a wonderful time.
Thanks you ladies, enjoy your cookies.