Cookie Swaps - fun & time-saving!

Big crazy cookie swaps aren’t for everyone; the big crazy ones aren’t for me either. But if they’re low-key and simple, they can actually be great time savers and a lot of fun!

Have a cookie swap with friends! Bake two-dozen cookies. Gather around your table and set all the goodies out. Walk around the table taking 2-3 of each cookie until they are evenly distributed to all attendees. Everyone goes home with about 2-dozen different cookies – not too many, not too few, and all new to you! Easy as that.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for swaps. I’ve brought several of these to my annual cookie swap with MOPS friends:

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (use good quality chocolate; don’t skimp!)
1 – 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir in vanilla. Pour fudge into 8×8-inch pan that has been lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until firm, lift wax paper out and cut into squares.

Cookie swaps may have gotten a bad rep, but again, they could actually save you time and stress! I’ll be a swap lifer. =)

Cookie swaps may have gotten a bad rep, but they could actually save you time & stress! <– tweet this!

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