Cookie Exchange!

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cookies – copyright kanzensakura

Yesterday, my friend Leah had a cookie exchange. Talk about fun! She opened her home to a group of women who brought home cooked cookies….yes, real homemade cookies and no variety was repeated. Scandinavian almond cookies, soft fragrant ginger cookies, snicker doodles, chocolate chip, oatmeal in several varieties….yum deluxe.

Leah’s home was very happily decorated for Christmas, she had great finger food, and her sweet Lab, Butters, made friends with everyone and graciously snacked on pilfered goodies – crackers, carrots, apple slices, bacon wrapped crackers….it was a hard job but Butters held up his part of the job well.

I do hope you all will be able to participate in a cookie exchange. If not, I hope you will be able to bake and share cookies that are part of your celebration traditions and that others will share with you.

Blessings and happiness to you all!!!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ghostmmnc
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:31:42

    Sounds like a really fun and yummy day! 🙂 I’ve never been to a cookie exchange, but we and our neighbors bring goodies to each other’s houses.


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:34:42

      That is sort of the same thing. There were 20 different kinds of cookies!!! We put the containers of cookies on a huge table and then walked around and took several of all the cookies. Super. I snagged several extra of the Scandinavian almond cookies to take next door to share with our Swedish neighbors. They were very pleased. the husband’s mother used to make these before she became ill with dementia and can no longer do these. So I was happy to share these with him and he was happy with special memories of his mom.


      • ghostmmnc
        Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:40:53

        20 different kinds of cookies!! I would have to have some of each…cookies are my favorite sweet! That is so nice of you to remember your neighbor, to bring them some. And, yes, home made treats are the very best! 🙂


        • kanzensakura
          Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:48:22

          I tell you, it was cookie heaven. My husband has laid claim to the snickerdoodles and the wedding cookies. It was fun and such a liftng experience. I’m being lazy this year and I can tell you, this was a huge help!!!


  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:46:22

    Wonderful cookies and look delicious. Tess Karlinski of How the Cookie Crumbles tagged you in the Christmas party post today.. I am already following you but delighted to pop in and read your post.


  3. Mary
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 17:37:20

    Yummy….this makes me hungry! Looks like a wonderful variety.


  4. joannesisco
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 18:35:46

    mmmm … cookies 🙂


  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 18:07:43

    I just discovered this Tab and really, only recently, have understood the intensity and depth of your relationship with food. Fortunately, I have a husband/personal chef–otherwise, I may have to move to Virginia (I lived there in the late ’60’s)


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 01, 2016 @ 20:09:37

      You are more than welcome! Since I don’t eat veal, tonight was Chicken Milanese. If you ever wander around on my website, you will find a plethora of Japanese and Southern recipes and stories to go with them. I love cooking. I love feeding my loved ones and friends. I sometimes do an omelet from Osaka for us breakfast or dinner…very different and so good!


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