The How to Host a Cookie Exchange Handbook

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9780981869506: The How to Host a Cookie Exchange Handbook

Everything you need to know to get the party started!

The How to Host a Cookie Exchange Handbook is an organizer "work-book"
for first time Cookie Exchange Hosts! All the instructions are written in an easy to use format.

Some highlights:

  • The "who, what, when, where and why". Explanations in full detail of how the
    party should flow and the best way to do the actual cookie exchanging.
  • Dozens of ideas for decorations, parting gifts, party foods and menu ideas,
    grocery shopping lists, games to play and "Don't Forget!"  lists.
  • Baking tips
  • Work-book Section: Located in the back of the book. Lined pages to write
    your list of invitees with RSVP area, menu planning, foods to purchase at the store.

Take the Cookie Exchange Handbook shopping with you!
This is a book to use. It should be all "marked up" by the time your party is over.

You'll receive comprehensive instructions, tips and ideas for all subjects relating
to organizing and planning for the party, so that you're not just staring at lined
blank pages, thinking "Now what?" Follow these guidelines and you'll breeze
through the Cookie Exchange party planning process like a pro. The goal is to
enjoy your own party like a guest!

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From the Author:

Robin L. Olson hosted her first Cookie Exchange party in 1989.  Some of Robin's accomplishments include her personal website, Robin's Web (, 1.5 million visitors a year) created in 1997, which is where her cookie exchange pages began.   Robin was the first to write about how to host the cookie exchange party on the internet, ( and she shared her original "Rules of the Cookie Exchange" (aka Cookie Exchange Rules, Cookie Swap Rules) and created the timelines from planning to party day.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and many of Robin's ideas for how to host the cookie exchange party have been widely adopted.

The cookie exchange party is definitely not an easy party to give, but Robin created the formula which makes the whole process smoother and she's worked out most of difficult parts that keep a one time cookie exchange party from becoming an annual tradition.

In 2007, Robin moved the content from to: is the comprehensive  go-to website - for all things "cookie exchange".  How-to's, party planning, timelines, CE "Rules", baking tips, cookie recipes, active message boards/CE Community, newsletters, CE invitations, party games, decorations, party food menus, and much more.

Robin has been featured in a variety of media, from the cover of Country Woman magazine, to interviews in numerous magazines, newspapers (The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle) and as National spokesperson for Reynolds®Parchment Baking Paper, which included a 25 day television and radio media tour across the US.
  In October 2010, Robin's newest book, The Cookie Party Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange was published to rave reviews. (St. Martins Griffin, 352 pages)   Robin has been married since 1981 and has three children.  She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

About the Author:

Robin Olson has been hosting her Annual Cookie Exchange party since 1989.
Some of Robin's accomplishments include her personal website,
"Robin's Web" ( created in 1997 and visited by millions annually.

Robin was featured on the Food Network in 1999, giving her annual holiday
Cookie Exchange Party, and has been the subject of numerous articles in
national magazines and newspapers.

In December 2007, Robin was featured in Country Woman magazine,
as well as on the cover of the magazine!

Also, in 2007, Robin was invited to become a national spokesperson for
Reynolds®Parchment Paper. Throughout December, she traveled around
the country with Reynolds on a national media tour. She participated in
interviews and promoted the benefits of using Reynolds Parchment Paper
while baking. Through print, radio and television, Robin shared her tips
for hosting a Cookie Exchange Party during the holidays and
encouraged others to do the same.

Robin has been married since 1981 and has three children.

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