I hosted my first cookie exchange party today, and it was a success! Each guest was asked to bring 4 dozen of their favorite cookie. We had snacks, drinks, and sampled all the cookies...then each guest made a variety platter to take home. We sipped on egg nog, cider, and of course, chocolate milk. There were 3 contest categories and prizes for each: "Best Looking Cookie", "Most creative/Unique Cookie" and the ultimate "Best Tasting Cookie". Each guest recieved a potholder tied up with a bow and an ornament as a party favor. It was a delicious afternoon with family and friends, and got us in the Christmas spirit. I think I will be making this an annual event.