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Hosting a holiday cookie exchange and a giveaway!

Cranberry shortbread with white chocolate ganache drizzle on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt’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 DrizzleSo what are you waiting for? Head on over… but just before you do…

Win a $50 Kraft gift basket (Canadian residents only)

That’s right, thanks to Kraft Canada/ Philly Canada, I have a $50 gift Kraft gift basket including an assortment of Kraft products and a Real Women of Philadelphia apron and spatula to give away to one lucky Canadian resident reader.

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

For a bonus entry, tweet the following message: Enter to win a $50 @kraftcanada gift basket from @PhillyCanada and @eatlivtravwrite ! Details here http://bit.ly/1d8fbR2

then come back to leave me a comment on this post telling me you did.

Eligibility and contest rules

  • Open to to Canadian residents only.
  • No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all qualified entries on Tuesday, November 26th 2013 after 6pm EST.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Wednesday November 27th 2013.

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.

Disclosure: I have received compensation for developing a series of posts for the Real Women of Philadelphia website in 2013.

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69 Responses to Hosting a holiday cookie exchange and a giveaway!

  1. Brenda Penton November 20, 2013 at 11:55 #

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

  2. Brenda Penton November 20, 2013 at 11:56 #

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

    • Alice MacKinnon November 23, 2013 at 21:21 #

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

  3. nancy November 20, 2013 at 12:08 #

    good timing as my family is having a cookie exchange this weekend
    one of the recipes I am making is haystacks
    Nancy

    • Melissa B November 20, 2013 at 18:54 #

      Chocolate chip cookies…. always.

  4. Geoff November 20, 2013 at 17:34 #

    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.

  5. yummychunklet November 20, 2013 at 21:03 #

    I love bringing lavender shortbread cookies!

  6. Karin November 20, 2013 at 21:24 #

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

  7. mongupp November 20, 2013 at 21:24 #

    Homemade gingerbread

  8. Karin November 20, 2013 at 21:39 #

    I Tweeted for the extra entry,good luck to me :)

  9. Joy November 21, 2013 at 06:35 #

    Molasses crinkles!

  10. Joy November 21, 2013 at 06:36 #

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

  11. Keri November 21, 2013 at 16:19 #

    Ginger Cookies are my favorite to bring to a cookie exchange

  12. Keri November 21, 2013 at 16:20 #

    I tweeted for an extra entry… Thanks!

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

  13. Karine November 21, 2013 at 19:27 #

    I love Meringue cookies .. !

  14. Karine November 21, 2013 at 19:28 #

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

  15. Zosia November 22, 2013 at 05:42 #

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

  16. Stephanie N November 22, 2013 at 23:26 #

    Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  17. Stephanie N November 22, 2013 at 23:28 #

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

  18. Cindy November 23, 2013 at 08:09 #

    My favorite to bring are Magic Cookie Bars.

  19. zahra premji November 23, 2013 at 14:07 #

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

  20. zahra premji November 23, 2013 at 14:08 #

    I tweeted too
    https://twitter.com/ZdenoZ/status/404325609246949376

  21. Josh S November 23, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Chocolate Chip cookies – they are a classic.

  22. Josh S November 23, 2013 at 14:44 #

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

  23. Jess W. November 23, 2013 at 15:43 #

    Shortbread cookies!

  24. Jess W. November 23, 2013 at 16:59 #

    Tweeted (@wherejessate)!

  25. Elizabeth Friesen (@emfriesen) November 23, 2013 at 17:03 #

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

  26. Elizabeth Friesen (@emfriesen) November 23, 2013 at 17:05 #

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

  27. Linda November 23, 2013 at 17:44 #

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

  28. Cindy November 23, 2013 at 17:47 #

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

  29. Rose November 23, 2013 at 17:48 #

    Oatmeal cranberry cookies!

  30. Jasen H November 23, 2013 at 19:01 #

    Snickerdoodles

  31. Jasen H November 23, 2013 at 19:05 #

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

  32. Dreena November 23, 2013 at 19:07 #

    White chocolate chip and Cranberry cookies.
    Thanks.

  33. Dreena November 23, 2013 at 19:08 #

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

  34. Christopher November 23, 2013 at 20:11 #

    My favourite cookie to bring to a party is Chocolate Chip1

  35. Christopher November 23, 2013 at 20:13 #

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

  36. Cindy November 23, 2013 at 22:32 #

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

  37. Carol M November 24, 2013 at 18:53 #

    Shortbread cookies

  38. Belinda McNabb November 24, 2013 at 20:20 #

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

  39. Belinda McNabb November 24, 2013 at 20:21 #

    tweeted

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

  40. roger simmons November 24, 2013 at 22:39 #

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

  41. roger simmons November 24, 2013 at 22:40 #

    I would bring chocolate Chip Cookies to trade

  42. Andrea Amy November 25, 2013 at 02:27 #

    chocolate chip cookies :)

  43. Andrea Amy November 25, 2013 at 02:28 #

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

  44. Sarah Jackson November 25, 2013 at 13:44 #

    Snickerdoodles – love them!

  45. angela m November 25, 2013 at 19:59 #

    I love to bring peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. angela m November 25, 2013 at 20:00 #

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/405138811971072000
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  47. Kathleen B November 26, 2013 at 00:29 #

    Shortbread

  48. Kathleen B November 26, 2013 at 00:29 #

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

  49. CL November 26, 2013 at 07:16 #

    Biscotti

  50. CL November 26, 2013 at 07:17 #

    I tweeted – @citygal28

  51. Harriet November 26, 2013 at 08:05 #

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

  52. Harriet November 26, 2013 at 08:07 #

    I also tweeted! @harriet250

  53. Janet November 26, 2013 at 08:45 #

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

  54. Courtney November 26, 2013 at 13:13 #

    Toblerone shortbread cookies!

  55. Nicole November 26, 2013 at 13:48 #

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

  56. Nicole November 26, 2013 at 13:50 #

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

  57. Glogirl November 26, 2013 at 15:04 #

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

  58. Glogirl November 26, 2013 at 15:05 #

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

  59. Nancy Labadie November 26, 2013 at 15:40 #

    Chunky Oatmeal Cranberry cookies-festive and yummy!

  60. Nancy Labadie November 26, 2013 at 15:42 #

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

  61. Carol M November 26, 2013 at 17:54 #

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

  62. izzysdarcy November 26, 2013 at 19:00 #

    Checkerboard shortbread

  63. izzysdarcy November 26, 2013 at 19:01 #

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

  64. Rebby November 26, 2013 at 23:29 #

    I bring my Grandmothers secret recipe shortbread cookies!

  65. Rebby November 26, 2013 at 23:30 #

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

  66. kathryn November 27, 2013 at 00:11 #

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

  67. kathryn November 27, 2013 at 00:12 #

    I tweeted @kittywas

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