The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Hershey's Horneando Juntas (Cookie Exchange) and Giveaway!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hershey's Horneando Juntas (Cookie Exchange) and Giveaway!


The holidays are the best time especially for making sweets! Every year about this time we have a cookie exchange at work. I also make cookies for my husband's work as well. It is one of my favorite things!

I love baking but I am not that great at it because I cannot follow a recipe to save my life. Baking requires precise measurements and cooking times etc. So I always need easy recipes.

But every year, I get my mixing bowls out, buy supplies and get baking. One of my favorite cookie exchange recipes is Chocolate Chip cookies because who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies, right? I also love making Mexican Wedding Cookies because they are easy and delicious. And sugar cookies with a Hershey Kiss on top always go over great.

This year, I am making all my favorites and maybe trying some new recipes from the Cocina de Hershey's (Hershey's Kitchen). The Polvorones de limon y coco (lemon and coconut cookies covered in powdered sugar) look so good they might be added to my recipe box. There are so many great recipes, I cannot wait to try them.

It is so much fun trading cookies and recipes with friends and family. One of my co-workers always brings in her mother's secret recipe cookies but will not share the recipe and I don't blame her!

I don't know if you all participate in cookie exchanges but you should start because it is a simple and inexpensive ways to give gifts to loved ones. I know I always pack my cookies up in little Chinese take out boxes with holiday tissue paper. I have also found some beautiful holiday tins as well.


Thanks to Hershey's I received a great gift pack filled with lots of goodies to help me this year with my cookie exchange. You can also win a wonderful prize pack like mine. The prize pack includes:
(1) bag of HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Chocolates
(1) can of HERSHEY’S® Cocoa
(1) $10 Visa Gift Card for the purchase of additional recipe ingredients
Apron and Mixing Bowl

YAY! All you need to do is fill out the info on the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!!





Disclosure: The Hershey’s product, information, recipes, and prize pack have been provided by The Hershey Company through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

208 comments:

  1. There is a cookie that is produced at the FootHill house B & B in Calistoga California called Sweet Dreams. They are a great favorite in my family.

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  2. I have participated in cookie exchanges in the past, but have not done so in the last few years.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. My favorite cookie recipe is the Toll House chocolate chip cookies with walnuts.

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  4. I haven't participated in a cookie exchange yet.

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  5. yes we have a cookie exchange party every year around the holidays!

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  6. I'v never done a cookie exchange.

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  7. Have not joined a cookie exchange!

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  8. Just baked whole wheat chocolate chip walnut oatmeal cookies this weekend!

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  9. I haven't participated yet

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. My favorite is biscotti

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  11. I have before but not in a few years.
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  12. My family's favorite cookie is peanut butter.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. Oh yes and they are so much fun. Patricia

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  14. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Patricia

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  15. I've never done a cookie exchange.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. We always had a sort of community cookie exchange at the small school where I taught Montessori Primary! It was an International school, so we had the opportunity to try many different small desserts. Wonderful.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite is chocolate chip and my mom's homemade Christmas cookie recipe.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. My favorite cookie is Chocolate No-Bakes.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  19. If I could find one, than I would participate in it.

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  20. I have never participated in a cookie exchange, but would like to.

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  21. I like raisin oatmeal cookies.

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  22. We are doing a cookie exchange this year.

    Thanks!
    mendyd15 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Chocolate crinkles

    Thanks!
    mendyd15 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I have not joined a cookie exchange ever but would love to.

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  25. I've wanted to do a cookie exchange for years. I'm going to make it happen... I'm determined!

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  26. http://twitter.com/#!/txcotton/status/143889643383947264

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  27. Sadly, I have never participated in a cookie exchange but I would love to!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  28. I don't participate in a cookie exchange but I do participate in giving cookies for gifts

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  29. I haven't participated in a cookie exchange yet.

    Moniquebbon at yahoo dot com

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  30. My favorite recipe is the Cherry Cheesecake Bars recipe

    Moniquebbon at yahoo dot com

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  31. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MoniqueBon/status/144185628962209792

    Moniquebbon at yahoo dot com

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  32. http://twitter.com/#!/txcotton/status/144191781716766720

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  33. I do participate in a holiday cookie swap.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  34. My favorite cookies are butterscotch blondies.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  35. my favorite cookies are chewy coconut cookies, yummy

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  36. My favorite cookies - are chocolate snowballs (or crinkle cookies)

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  37. I have done a few cookie exchanges in the past but now I don't want to tempt my family with that many cookies ;-)

    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

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  38. I haven't done a cookie exchange yet cnfc800@gmail.com

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  39. White Chocolate Chip Cookies! cnfc800@gmail.com

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  40. Daily tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/145611525636362240
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. No I never participated in a cookie exchange but it sounds fun!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  42. I have never had the chance to participate in a cookie exchange.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  43. I like white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  44. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    SO FAR.. I HAVE NOT

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  45. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

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  46. I exchange with my mom and niece so we don't have to bake so many different kinds.

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  47. My favorite cookie recipe is date nut squares.

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  48. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/145864551785701376

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  49. I used to participate in cookie exchanges, but don't anymore - I just bake & give them away! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  50. Love baking peanut butter cookies!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  51. I did several years ago, but that stopped when I moved.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  52. The old standby is chocolate chip.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  53. No i haven't participated in a cookie exchange but i am taking gingerbread cookies to my family's party

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  54. See I am more like a cookie snatcher since my baking skills are less than meger! However I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into all of those awesome christmas cookies and goodies and cakes!YUM
    Cybertrike@yahoo.com

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  55. I don't do an exchange, but I bake for both my and my wife's employees for the holidays.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  56. my favorite is my mother's peanut butter cookie recipe.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  57. I haven't participated in a cookie exchange yet.
    austma7@aol.com

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  58. I don't participate in a Cookie exchange.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  59. I do not participate in a cookie exchange

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  60. I don't participate in cookie exchanges.

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  61. I do not currently participate in a cookie exchange but I think it's a fun idea for my daughter and her friends!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. My favorite cookie recipe is my for grandma's soft and chewy gingerbread cookies!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. My favorite cookie recipe is Chocolate M&M Cookies.

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  64. Not yet!

    gatsby1981 at gmail dot com

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  65. I've never done a cookie exchange.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. My favorite is my sugar cookie recipe.


    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. Nope never did sounds fun though
    amasfuntime at yahoo.com

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  68. Love oatmeal raisen
    amasfuntime at yahoo.com

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  69. Well our family sort of does a cookie exchange. We get together, mainly make gingerbread men cookies and split them between the households. Sometimes we also make other types of cookies too and split them. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  70. I love Gingerbread men recipes. I've been trying different ones out. I also like the Molasses cookies.
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  71. I don't... but I wish I had time to participate in a cookie exchange. I have a major homemade chocolate chip cookie craving!

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  72. I do not participate in one, but I always bake a lot for X-mas

    hales@usa.com

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  73. I love peanut butter kiss cookies!

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  74. No I have never participated in a cookie exchange. I love cookies though! ;-)

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  75. Not an exchange, but we all bake and share at the office

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  76. I would like to but I don't yet

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  77. I love the peanut butter cookies with the hershey kiss or the thumbprint cookies and of course chocolate chip

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  78. I have never participated in a cookie exchange.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. My favorite recipe is for Chocolate Chip cookies.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. no i do not participate in a cookie exchange crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  81. I do and it is next Friday!

    arudig at comcast dot net

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  82. Daily Tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/146375385557372930
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I participate in a low-carb cookie swap.
    jeanlynd at att dot net

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  84. no i haven't joined one as of yet
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  85. I havent but would like to.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  86. I dont but would love to sometime!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  87. DO NOT PARTICAPATE.

    jimpat34@broadstripe.net

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  88. http://twitter.com/#!/mrsshukra/status/146828909747503104

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  89. I sure do! I exchange cookies with the in-laws every Christmas. :)

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  90. My favorite cookie recipe are either cherry sugar cookies or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. :)

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  93. I host a cookie exchange every year...so much fun and a great way to get plenty of different cookies for the holidays dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  94. My favorite cookie is snickerdoodles dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  95. I have never been in a cookie exchange..bummer

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  96. I have participated in a few cookie exchanges

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  97. I love to eat and bake vanilla almond crescents

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  98. I've never been in a cookie exchange but I've always wanted to be! Thanks for hosting!

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  99. My favorite holiday cookies are spritz cookies!

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  100. I do not participate in a cookie exchange.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  101. I do not participate, but it's a great idea!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  102. I love peanut butter blossoms-YUM!

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  103. I don't, but I'd like to, and I'd bring rum balls based on a coquito (Puerto Rican eggnog) flavor

    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  104. I have never had the chance to participate in a cookie exchange. barcarel at yahoo dot dom

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  105. Oatmeal chocolate chip

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  106. No I do not participate in a cookie exchange.


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  107. I've only been in one.

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  108. i have never done a cookie exchange.
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  109. my favorite cookie recipe is double chocolate chunk!
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  110. I don't participate in a cookie exchange, but I love to bake cookies ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  111. I don't participate in cookie exchanges. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  112. My favorite cookie recipe is Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  113. I haven't ever participated in a cookie exchange but I would love to!

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  114. chocolate chocolate chip cookies are my favorite

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  115. Did not this year but like to participate in cookie exchanges.

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  116. i have never been in a cookie exchange.

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  117. Yes, I did this year.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  118. My favorite is sugar cookies with frosting.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  119. we did cookie exchange this year for work and it worked out great!

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  120. I have not but I am planning to.

    jlowewins at att dot net

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  121. nope dont participate in cookie exchanges

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  122. I did last year, but was too busy this year...They are fun and delicious.

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  123. No I don't participate in cookie exchanges but it sounds like a fun idea. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  124. My favorite cookie recipe is Unbelievable Peanut Butter Cookies, just three ingredients and so easy to make! Thanks so much once again!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  125. I don't participate in a formal cookie exchange but I have. My daughters and I all make different cookies to share at Christmas

    catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

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  126. A new one this year is a fave - eggnog malt cookies

    catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

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  127. A new one this year is a fave - eggnog malt cookies

    catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

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  128. Nope, I have never participated in a cookie exchange

    elangomatt at gmail dot com

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  129. I do not participate in a cookie exchange, but I've always wanted to!
    Trisha

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  130. i will always love no bake oatmeal cookies! Love this recipe!
    Trisha

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  131. I don't do a cookie exchange, but I love receiving cookies as a gift! :)

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  132. I have not participated in a cookie exchange.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  133. I did the cookie exchange many years ago. It was fun and boy what a variety.

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  134. Yes to cookie exchange. geamfb at gmail dot com

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  135. no I do not participate in cookie exchanges

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  136. I have in the past, but not this year.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  137. There's a really simple peanut butter cookie recipe with a Hershey's kiss on top that I love.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  138. I have never participated in a cookie exchange, but they sound like a lot of fun!

    kitraz13 at hotmail dot com

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  139. I have never participated in a cookie exchange.

    Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. My favorite cookie recipe is for Snowball Cookies and the best one I found is on the Land O Lakes website.

    Peachesncream887(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. nope not yet - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  142. I don't participate in cookie exchanges but I bake for my family

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  143. no i have never participated in a cookie exchange

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  144. i love chocolate oatmeal cookies

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  145. No, I didn't this year but I have in the past. I just make lots of Christmas cookies for all the family.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. My favorite cookie recipe is Red Velvet Cookies. It's simple and on the box of Red Velvet Cake Mix. I use Cream Cheese frosting on the tops.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. I had a cookie exchange with my playgroup moms this year

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  148. I like Chocolate Cookies stuffed with Snickers pieces

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  149. I have never participated in one, but it does sound like fun. Thanks.

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  150. I don't currently participate but would like to if I had the time.

    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  151. I don't participate in a cookie exchange.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. I do. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  153. never participated in one but I'm considering it now :)

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  154. I have, but not for a few years.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  155. we have a cookie party at work! lol.. my fav is sugar cookies

    freebiel0ve @yahoo.com

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  156. we have a cookie exchange with my mommy group three times a year!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  157. my favorite cookies are classic chocolate chip!

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  158. I've never done a cookie exchange.

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  159. No, but I think it would be fun!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail.com

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  160. I love the classic Nestle Tolehouse chocolate chip cookie from the back of the chocolate chips.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail.com

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  161. I do not participate in a cookie exchange.
    jcarrturq5@yahoo.com

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  162. I have never participated in a cookie exchange, but maybe next Christmas, I'll plan one at work. That would be fun. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  163. My fave cookie recipe is for oatmeal butterscotch cookies, yumm! Thanks.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  164. YES WE DO ONE AT OUR CHURCH
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  165. I've never done one but I have gotten cookies from neighbors.
    aleksa91 hotmail com

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  166. I have a flourless walnut chocolate cookie recipe I love. It is gluten free and also only about 60 calories per cookie.
    aleksa91 hotmail com

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  167. I never have but I would like to!

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  168. i do a cookie exchange every year!

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  169. I haven't but it sounds like fun.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  170. I like thumb print cookies.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  171. My hubby usually has a cookie exchange at work so I'm involved. :-) Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  172. My favorite cookie is Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies. If you are asking for the actual recipe and not just the name, please email me for it and I'll be glad to share!
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  173. I do not participate in a cookie exchange, I just bake cookies and give them away.

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  174. keys90005@gmail.comDecember 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    The cookie exchange sounds like a lot of fun! I'm always short of creative gift ideas so I resort to gift cards.

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  175. I participate in a cookie exchange between my family and my in-laws.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  176. My favorite is Chocolate Chocolate Chunk.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  177. I participate in a cookie exchange every year. It is the best way to try so many different types of cookies!

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  178. Yes, we participated in a cookie exchange in the beginning of December.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  179. As a military wife I think I have participated in a cookie exchange at each of our stations. I love trying new cookies and being able to share my favorites too.
    laura dot hopelessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

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  180. I make a Peanut Butter and Walnut cookie handed down from my grandmother. I think I eat as many as I make.
    laura dot hopelessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

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  181. We were just talking about doing a cookie exchange this weekend at work! It will be my first one :-)

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  182. My favorite recipe is for Oatmeal cookies

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  183. In my younger days I used to organize a cookie exchange every Christmas. Haven't done it in years, though. :(

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  184. My favorite cookie is Peanut Butter Kiss.

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  185. Sounds like a lot of fun I need to do a cookie exchange never done one before
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  186. we have never done cookie exchange but I would love to one day.

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