I used to call it a Christmas Cookie Exchange, but since people starting bringing all sorts of cookies, it’s an excuse for those of us that like to bake to get together during the holidays. I think in terms of numbers, this was the most cookies I’ve had at an exchange. We had everything from traditional holiday shortbread to cheesecake tarts. I baked my famous black sea salt caramel cookies and matcha cookies. I love the variety. Sadly, I end up giving most of it away at work, or to friends. If I ate all that, I would be a blimp!
For snacks, I made some mulled cider (non alcoholic). I also ordered a pumpkin spice cake from Fraiche Desserts. They are local and make wonderful desserts and baked goods. I also found some savoury Indian doughnuts at the Dalbrent Spice Rack. They are gluten free, but are made in a factory with wheat. So, not for celiacs. They went really well with the sweet and spicy chutneys.