Today's Reason to Celebrate

December 22, 2020 was

National Cookie Exchange Day

It’s National Cookie Exchange Day! It’s not too late to host a distanced cookie exchange party of your own. Send free cookie exchange invitations, and invite friends and family to take part in a sweet and delicious socially distanced event. Package up your cookies for a no-contact porch dropoff!

The first form of “cookie exchanges” began during the Middle Ages. During this period, spices and dried exotic fruits were becoming increasingly popular in baking methods. Given their exoticism and price, families could only afford to bake cookies at Christmastime. They shared these special treats with family, friends, and neighbors. Learn more about the medieval history of the Christmas cookie and the origins of the festive treat we all know and love.

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with tasty holiday cookies. Whether you prefer sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodles, or peanut butter cookies, spend some time baking a batch in honor of National Cookie Exchange Day!