Delft MaMa Cookie Swap
Delft MaMa organises Cookie Swap events to simplify holiday baking, learn new tastes from each other and share recipes. Participants are invited to make enough of one kind of cookie to share. At the party, we sample the treats, then trade and package them in appealing assortments. Everyone leaves with finished gifts — and plenty of new recipes!
Children are invited too, so first off they get a couple of cookies to decorate with icing sugar and sprinkles (depending on age and parent’s/carer’s preferences). Make sure you know about allergies before you bring nutty goodies!
How it works:
- Each person brings along copies of their recipe as well as some supplies for pretty packaging such as ribbons, tags, and boxes.
- Sturdy cookies are best. We have icing sugar and sprinkles for kids to decorate 2-3 cookies, that they can eat on the spot and go off to play with the others while the grown-ups are sharing recipes.
- Each guest makes a half dozen cookies for every person in attendance, plus an extra dozen for sampling. This way, everybody will go home with several dozen in different flavors to give as gifts. We decide who will make what by posting comments on the Facebook Event page. It has to be coordinated ahead of time to avoid duplicates (although, too much of a good thing… oh, no wait, that’s not working here).
- At the swap, we put folding place cards in front of each variety as a label – with the name of the cookie and the contributor. There is plenty of coffee and tea brewed, and we sample the goodies, swap the recipes and package the rest of the cookies, while enjoying the Delft MaMa company.