I did it! I pulled off hosting my very 1st Christmas Cookie Exchange! It wound up being @20 girls who all brought 6 dozen cookies each.......YOU DO THE MATH! After feasting on amazing appetizers, mulled cider and PEPPERMINT PUNCH (see recipe below!!!!), we all gathered around the table with our take home containers, and filled them up with lots of beautifully decorated cookies. The displays the cookies were in were just stunning. Some girls decorated baskets, some decorated platters, and some made gorgeous packages to display them in. I was just OVERWHELMED at all the work that went into these! I gave out awards for BEST LOOKING COOKIE, BEST DISPLAY & MOST FESTIVE ATTIRE!! Everyone left with 6 dozen cookies and hopefully memories of a wonderful, festive and fun afternoon.
I'M STILL GETTING REQUESTS FOR MY "PEPPERMINT PUNCH" AMAZING!!
1 quart Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream
1 quart Egg Nog
48 oz. Ginger Ale
1 cup Rum
Stir all in Punch Bowl
Hang Candy Canes on Punch Bowl for decoration!