It’s that time of the year – when people start to think about COOKIES. And that wonderful perk of the holiday season – cookie exchanges! Today over on the Real Women of Philadelphia site, I’m sharing **tips and tricks for those for hosting a holiday cookie exchange**. AND I’m sharing the recipe for my Cranberry **Shortbread with White Chocolate Ganache Drizzle****. **So what are you waiting for? Head on over… but just before you do…

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To enter, simply **leave a comment** on this post telling me your **favourite cookie to bring to a cookie exchange.**

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**EDITED ON NOVEMBER 27th 2013: The contest closed at 6pm on November 26th 2013. A winner was chosen at this time. Thanks for your interest.**

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My favourite cookie to bring to a party is Shortbread Spritz cookies

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/newfiechic/status/403204978417733632

I tweeted and my favourite cookies to bring to an exchange would be shortbread

good timing as my family is having a cookie exchange this weekend

one of the recipes I am making is haystacks

Nancy

Chocolate chip cookies…. always.

I know, I know… we can’t enter if non-Canadians… but if we did happen to be then, Mardi, your mother’s chocolate chip cookies would be in huge demand.

I love bringing lavender shortbread cookies!

My Mexican Wedding Cookies are always a hit and I include the recipe with the cookies.

Homemade gingerbread

I Tweeted for the extra entry,good luck to me

Molasses crinkles!

I tweeted ! https://twitter.com/Jemrah1/status/403486983168610304

Ginger Cookies are my favorite to bring to a cookie exchange

I tweeted for an extra entry… Thanks!

https://twitter.com/dudleykl/status/403633887123091456

I love Meringue cookies .. !

Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/MightyKarine/status/403681211500879872

White Chocolate Crispies….a family favourite that’s gotten me through many a bake sale as well as cookie exchanges.

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I tweeted https://twitter.com/stephnewhook/status/404103880067141633

My favorite to bring are Magic Cookie Bars.

Chocolate crinkles (I found the recipe from allrecipes.com and have been using it ever since).

I tweeted too

https://twitter.com/ZdenoZ/status/404325609246949376

Chocolate Chip cookies – they are a classic.

tweeted: https://twitter.com/jnunavut/status/404334539230543874

Shortbread cookies!

Tweeted (@wherejessate)!

I love bringing buttery shortbread cookies! Everyone loves them and they melt in your mouth. 😀

I tweeted too! I’m @emfriesen. https://twitter.com/emfriesen/status/404369952942993408

Shortbread cookies !! 😉 So easy to make and oh-so-delicious!

Sweet and warm gingerbread cookies 😀 Tastes so yummy with hot chocolate!

Oatmeal cranberry cookies!

Snickerdoodles

Tweeted – https://twitter.com/_Contention_/status/404400188711632896

White chocolate chip and Cranberry cookies.

Thanks.

Bonus Tweet:

https://twitter.com/Alexandrina_M/status/404400944256798721

My favourite cookie to bring to a party is Chocolate Chip1

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/c_thoughts/status/404417047867568128

I like to bring ginger molasses cookies. They smell and taste like the holidays!

Shortbread cookies

My favorite to bring is my Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies. So yummy and very festive, they are always a hit

tweeted

https://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/404781778574909440

Tweeted https://twitter.com/truckerofbc/status/404816402051104768

I would bring chocolate Chip Cookies to trade

chocolate chip cookies

https://twitter.com/mommy2fiveboys/status/404873842985664512

tweet

Snickerdoodles – love them!

I love to bring peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

thanks

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tweet

https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/405138811971072000

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shortbread

I tweeted

https://twitter.com/Taigakat/status/405206482011947008

Biscotti

I tweeted – @citygal28

I recently discovered banana cookies that were a hit so I’d probably bring those!

I also tweeted! @harriet250

Chocolate chip but it has to be fresh out of the oven so it’s still warm!

Toblerone shortbread cookies!

Checkerboard shortbread cookies since I love how they look and taste!

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/ennsee/status/405407903713992704

I like to bring a chocolate sandwich cookie to a cookie exchange.

Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/405427101244727296

Chunky Oatmeal Cranberry cookies-festive and yummy!

I have tweeted for the extra entry! Good luck everyone!

I tweeted https://twitter.com/carollushka/status/405469247930765312

Checkerboard shortbread

https://twitter.com/lizzysdarcy/status/405486171662204929

I bring my Grandmothers secret recipe shortbread cookies!

Tweeted https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/405554093482975233

I bring the I hate to bake cookies… They’re granola ish

I tweeted @kittywas