Not Your Mama's Cookie Exchange...

For the past seven years, Jeni and Lori have hosted an Annual Cookie Exchange.

What draws us to this annual event is...
  • The Company: It's always great getting together with fun, intelligent and interesting women...
Adrian & Jeni
Christie & Lori

Maryanne, Chrissy & Cheyenne
  • The Martinis: The signature drinks this year were ...The Pomegranate Martini & The Tropical Breeze
  • The Food: Lori's Famous Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Jeni's Chicken Nuggets, Someone's Sinful Cheese dip - just to name a few.
  • The Ornaments: Every year we are asked to bring an ornament and we participate in a "Dirty Santa". It's called that because these fun, intelligent and interesting women are also 'cut-throat' when it comes to getting the ornament of their choice. 
    Dirty Santa Instructions
    1. Everyone who brings an ornament is asked to choose a number by picking one out of a bowl.
    2. The person who has chosen #1 is the first to choose an ornament. They may keep it or choose a different one.
    3. The sorry bitch person who has chosen #2 may take #1's ornament away from her. This forces #1 to choose another ornament.
    4. The participant who has chosen #3 may choose to rip off take #1 or #2's ornament from them, thus causing the empty handed number holder to choose another ornament.
    5. The same ornament can only be transferred 3 times and then it is no longer available for stealing..

So, when I overheard a couple of  'ornament-hunters' strategizing their plan to snap up the ornament of their choice it came as no surprise to me...
Cut-throat ornament-hunters. You know who you are.

The Cookie Exchange:
Everyone brought six dozen of the same type of cookie and separated them into three packages of two dozen cookies each. All cookie-exchangers chose a number which designated their turn to choose a cookie package.Everyone went home with 6 dozen assorted cookies.

Jeni's chocolate treats

Chocolate-covered pretzels

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies by moi. What they lack in flavor, they make up for in looks.


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