Our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange + Wilton Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
January 5, 2013

This year marked our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange and it so much fun! This year, I had both family and friends and didn’t really want it to end. We had a variety of cookies brought to the Cookie Exchange and everyone was eager to box up their goodies and take them home to share. We also had a lot of great prizes, sponsored by Wilton, Hershey’s, Johnsonville, and Smucker’s. Frank did a great job with the Trivia game we had! He printed out a variety of different holiday questions and placed them in a container. We went around the table and the guests pulled out a question and tried to answer it the best they could. If they got it right, they were able to head over to the prize table and pick out a goody to take home with them. And let me tell you, there were some pretty awesome prizes!!!

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We had a paper for our guests to sign their name and email addresses for the Cookie Exchange.

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We had a banner above the prize table letting our guests know who the prizes were sponsored by.

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This is our table full of prizes from Wilton, Johnsonville, Smucker’s, and Hershey’s.

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We had the plates and boxes displays with examples for our guests when it was time to exchange cookies.

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Nothing like some Hershey’s candies to wet the appetite for yummy cookies at our Cookie Exchange!

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I made delicious Johnsonville Breakfast Muffin Cups for us to snack on and they were a hit!

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Everybody was very excited about the prizes they won at the Cookie Exchange!!!  A big thanks goes to our sponsors!!!



Whether you’re hosting or simply attending, Wilton Cookie Exchange will help you bring excitement and fun to the party. From creative invitations and table decorations to cookie designs unlike any others, this is the book you need to make the day merry. The Wilton Cookie Exchange contains:

– More than 150 easy and exciting holiday cookie decorating ideas in 6 favorite seasonal shapes—Snowflakes, Trees, Stars, Ornaments, Gingerbread Boys and Spritz.

– Classics holiday cookie recipes such as gingerbread and shortbread and tempting new tastes such as Butterscotch Chocolate Pecan Bars, Peppermint Ribbon Cookies and Almond Snowballs. Some of the best recipes were shared by Wilton employees in our Family Favorite Cookie Contest—they’ll become favorites with your family as well.

– Tips on hosting your own cookie exchange – Wilton Cookie Exchange will help you coordinate every detail. Our Exchange Basics section is a blueprint for a successful event. It’s filled with suggestion for creating fun, informative invitations, setting ground rules for guests, packaging cookies to look their most festive and more. There’s even a week-by-week checklist for organizing your cookie exchange without stress.

– Kitchen-tested steps for perfectly baked, taste-tempting and colorfully decorated holiday cookies.

A cookie exchange can make the season brighter for everyone. Use Wilton Cookie Exchange as your guide to make it a holiday event you’ll look forward to year after year


Wilton Wreath Cookie PanWREATH COOKIE PAN

This holiday wreath does more than add a festive decoration to your home; it serves your guests a beautiful dessert, too! Easy to create, the individual leaf cookies form the wreath and the cookie bow tops it off to tie it all together.  Used with Sugar Cookies for Shaped Pans recipe.  The Wreath Cookie Pan retails for $14.99.


Wilton Snow and Santa Marshmallow Pop Mold SNOW AND SANTA MARSHMALLOW POP MOLD

Turn marshmallows into candy-coated treats! Mold contains 2 designs, 4 cavities.  The Snow and Santa Marshmallow Pop Mold retails for $1.99.


Wilton Delightfully Decadent Sliding Treat BoxDELIGHTFULLY DECADENT SLIDING TREAT BOX SET

Festive sliding boxes let your homemade treats shine with the sparkle of the season!  3 BOXES – 1.75 IN x 7 IN x 3.25 IN; 6 SEALS – 1 IN DIA.  The DelightfullyDecadent Sliding Treat Box Set retails for $3.99.


Wilton Red Cookie Sample Box KitRED COOKIE SAMPLER BOX KIT

Window boxes with removable trays are perfect for giving homemade cookie assortments!  3 BOXES –2 IN x 6.25 IN x 6.25 IN; 12 TRAYS – 1.75 IN x 3 IN x 3 IN; 3 LABELS– 3 IN x 1.5 IN.  The Red Cookie Sampler Box Kit retails for $5.29.


Wilton Peppermin Cookie Plate KitPEPPERMINT COOKIE PLATE KIT

Colorful plates, bags, ribbons and tags wrap up your homemade cookies for easy carrying and fun giving!  The Peppermint Cookie Plate Kit retails for $4.29.



Use Wilton silicone-treated non-stick parchment to line baking pans and cookie sheets – a non-fat alternative that saves cleanup time. Roll out cookie dough between 2 sheets for no sticking and easy transfer to your cookie sheet. You can even reuse it for the next batch. Oven safe to 400°F, parchment is great for conventional ovens, microwaves and the freezer. Professional grade.  Double roll contains 41 sq. feet, 15 in. wide. Certifed Kosher.  The Non-Stick Parchment Paper retails for $5.99.


Wilton 6 mix Christmas sprinkle assortment


Includes Christmas Nonpareils, Confetti, Twinkling Tree Mix, Green, Red and White Sugars. Certified Kosher.  The 6-Mix Christmas Sprinkle Assortment retails for $5.99.


Wilton Reindeer Cookie Decorating KitREINDEER COOKIE DECORATING KIT

Transform everyday cookies into festive holiday treats—perfect to give as a gift or to serve at your holiday party! Decorates 6 cookies.  Ice cookies. Add candy pieces to create fun reindeer faces.  The Reindeer Cookie Decorating Kit retails for $5.99.



Our cordless cookie press is so powerful and easy to operate, you’ll use it all year to create cookies, appetizers, desserts and more. Exclusive patented reverse action means there’s no need to take press apart for refilling. Ergonomic design is shaped to fit in your hand for excellent comfort. Perfect for making spritz cookies!  Includes 12 metal disks in classic and seasonal shapes, 4 accent tips for decorating and filling and 2 bonus recipe booklets – sweet and savory. Uses 4 AA batteries, not included.  The Cookie Master Plus Cordless Cookie Press retails for $39.99.


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will win a Wilton Cookie Exchange Package including the Wreath Cookie Pan, the Snowman and Santa Marshmallow Pop Mold, Delightfully Decadent Sliding Treat Box Kit, Red Cookie Box Sampler Kit, Peppermint Cookie Plate Kit, Non-Stick Parchment Paper, 6-Mix Christmas Sprinkle Assortment, Reindeer Cookie Decorating Kit, and a Cookie Master Plus Cordless Cookie Press!!!

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I received products from Wilton, Smucker’s, Hershey’s, and Johnsonville for our Holiday Cookie Exchange.  The giveaway is sponsored by Wilton.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

166 Responses to “Our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange + Wilton Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway”

  1. Heather Ashman says:

    I’d make Peanut Butter-Toffee Turtle Cookies.

  2. Austin Baroudi says:

    White chocolate chip macadamia nut or pumpkin chocolate chip!!!

  3. Karen Medlin says:

    I would bring our Apricot Kolache cookies

  4. Karen Medlin says:

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  5. amie says:

    I would bring sugar cookies with rainbow chip frosting.

  6. Kelly D says:

    I would bring Almond Cookies.

  7. sandra says:

    maybe thumbprint cookies

  8. Nancy says:

    I’d bring our favorite Potato Chop Cookies – sweet ‘n salty – yum!

  9. Elaine Lund says:

    I would bring candy cane cookies!

  10. Jennifer B says:

    white choc. chip pumpkin cookies

  11. DEBIJOT says:

    I would bring pecan ice box cookies

  12. Sue Ellison says:

    I would bring butter pecan cookies.

  13. hollowsins says:

    I would bring Cadbury egg stuffed chocolate cookies with salted caramel icing

  14. Helen says:

    I would bring pecan balls, they are my favorite.

  15. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would bring oatmeal raisin cookies

  16. Terri says:

    I would bring peanut butter blossoms.

  17. Jennifer Sagan says:

    I would bring frosted sugar cookies

  18. Amy Orvin says:

    chocolate chip

  19. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says:

    I would bring my moms homemade chocolate chip cowboy cookies! they are delicious!

  20. Ellie W says:

    I would bring raspberry thumbprints. Yum!

  21. Sonya Morris says:

    Sugar cookies.

  22. Chelsea O. says:

    Chocolate cookie bars

  23. Julie Wood says:

    I would take to a Cookie Exchange my own Holiday Sugar Cookies! They are so yummy!

  24. Julie Wood says:

    I commented on this post as Julie Wood
    Traveling During 2012: The Mommy-Files Goes to San Francisco

  25. Bo says:

    Oh yum… so many good ones but I’ll have to go with jam thumbprint cookies!

  26. Lauren says:

    I would bring the peanut butter blossoms or spritz cookies! both are great, and faves of mine.

  27. Kelli says:

    I would bring snickerdoodles ;D

  28. Ashley Hatten says:

    sour cream cookies

  29. Teare C. says:

    White Chocolate Raspberry thumbprints!

  30. Kris B says:


  31. Marci says:

    Snicker doodles!

  32. Kelley H says:

    turtle cookies

  33. crissi mcveay says:

    peanut butter balls or Pecan bars

  34. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    My mom’s farmer cookies they have coconut and oatmeal and all kinds of yummy
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  35. clarissa says:

    my chocolate raspberry linzers

  36. domestic diva says:


  37. Louise says:

    Chocolate chip cookies.

  38. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I would bring my mocha buttons. I also do a plain chocolate button.

  39. Caryn s says:

    I would either make sugar cookies or ginger snaps for a cookie exchange.

  40. Kathy S says:

    Russian Tea Cakes

  41. Kristi C says:

    I would bring Snickerdoodles because they are my favorite.

  42. Janice Cash says:

    I Would bring Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

  43. Jammie says:

    no bake cookies!

  44. Amy L says:

    I’d brink pizzelles. They’re yummy and so pretty.

  45. Robin O says:

    I would bring sugar cookies decorated with frosting and sprinkles!

  46. Cynthia R says:

    i’d bring white chocolate cranberry cake cookies

  47. Jennifer says:

    I would make classic cookies like peanut butter, sugar and chocolate chip!

  48. Kate F. says:

    I would bring gingersnaps.

  49. Kate F. says:

    I commented on the Start the New Year with Delicious Muffin Cups from Johnsonville post.

  50. TawndaM says:

    probably my Snowy Chocolate Drops

  51. Michelle C says:

    Peanut butter cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  52. alisa says:

    it’s not exactly a cookie, but im in the mood to make fudge to bring… although… I guess if it had to be a cookie it would be a thumbprint cookie!

  53. Molly Bussler says:

    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

  54. nannypanpan says:

    coconut macroons

  55. julie says:

    peanutbutterchocolateoatmeal cookies

  56. Jen says:


  57. Patti Hess says:


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  58. rachel says:

    My mom’s Christmas cut-outs!

  59. Alicia Schroeder says:

    I would bring cocoa crinkle cookies! So ooey gooey on the inside!

  60. Akaleistar says:

    I’d bring s’more cookies!

  61. Either Peanut Blossoms or Peanut Brittle! Yummy!

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  62. Tamar says:

    peanut butter cookies

  63. Renee G says:

    I would make chocolate crinkles — I have recipe that makes a huge quantity — plus they are always a hit at our house.

  64. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Decorated Sugar Cookies

  65. Deb K says:

    I would make Peanut Butter Blossoms!

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  66. Erica C. says:

    I’m not fancy, but I’d bring a family recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

  67. Cynthia C says:

    I’d bring chocolate caramel turtle cookies.

  68. Ann Fantom says:

    I would bring dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies

  69. debbie says:

    I would bring ligonberry linzer torte cookies.

  70. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would take pumpkin butterscotch cookies.

  71. EMMA L HORTON says:


  72. McKim says:

    date pinwheel cookies

  73. Jeni Lutz says:

    mint chocolate delights

  74. Wendi P says:

    I would bring candy cane cookies… yum!

  75. Steph says:

    I would bring oreo pops made to look like santas or reindeer.

  76. diane Baum says:

    Wow! pumpkin chip cookies -yum i would bring some cookies made from an old family recipe

  77. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id make Cherry Holiday Hideaways.
    Thanks for the chance.

  78. Heather S says:

    peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

  79. cheryl says:

    potato chip cookies – so light and yummm

  80. Claudia says:

    I would bring white chocolate macadamia cookies.

  81. Crystal F says:

    My favorite cookie is no bake peanut butter oatmeal cookies so I would bring those. thank you!!

  82. Katherine says:

    I make a peppermint patty sandwich cookie I just love!~

  83. David Haug says:

    I make pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies with Anise flavoring) and coconut macaroons with cherries on top 🙂

  84. T. Lawson says:

    I have gone to cookie exchanges and like to bring Italian Iced cookies.

  85. Penny Snyder says:

    Chocolate Snickerdoodles!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  86. Sarah says:

    My chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies

  87. Christine says:

    Almond Cookies

  88. Rachel C says:

    Our favorite this season was the haystack treats that my daughters made!

  89. Sophie S says:

    I always make churros!

  90. Tracy L Davis says:

    Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

  91. robyn paris says:

    i would bring the italian flag cookies

  92. Denise m says:

    this year i brought chocolate covered meringues

  93. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would make fruitcake cookies.

  94. Becca says:

    I might bring brownie cookies…cookies made from brownie mix 🙂

  95. Jennifer B. says:

    I’d bring the new recipe that I tried this season. They are called Sugar and Spice. They have a lot of molasses in them.

  96. Gianna says:

    Soft sugar cookies.

  97. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would bring my no bake oatmeal chocolate cookies.

  98. leah wall says:

    Cowboy cookies. a little bit of everything and super delicious.

  99. janice says:

    I love oatmeal cookies.

  100. Louis says:

    I’d bring vanilla almond crescents
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  101. Daniel M says:

    decorated sugar cookies

  102. Carol Mclemore says:

    I would bring candy cane cookies:)

  103. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I would bring some simple, but yummy chocolate chip cookies.

  104. Mary DeBorde says:

    Definitely I would bring the Peanut Butter Blossoms as those are my favorites!
    And all those yummy pictures looked SO good, wish I could’ve been there lol

  105. Mary Somerville says:

    I would bring Coconut Shortbread cookies.

  106. Jean says:

    I like making candy cane cookies

  107. Erika P. says:

    I would bring Starlight Mint Surprise cookies

  108. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I would bring thumprint cookies

  109. I would find some old family favorite that hasn’t been shared yet in our private family cookbook

  110. Kim W says:

    I would bring my sugar kiss cookies

  111. Angela Cisco says:

    Deep dish chocolate chip cookies with reese PB cups

  112. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d bring my iced sugar cookies!

  113. I’d bring my famous Thumbprint Pudding Cookies everyone in high school loved!

  114. Sandra C says:

    I would bring candy cane cookies.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  115. MaryR says:

    I would bring some brownie cookies.

  116. katfam says:

    I make these cute Christmas Tree cookies that I like to bring to parties.

  117. Michelle W says:

    Double chocolate chip cookies

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  119. Marcia Goss says:

    I would bring coconut macaroons.

  120. Nicole C. says:

    I would bring sugar cookies.

  121. Lisa Garner says:

    I would bring Forgotten Cookies.

  122. Sandy Y says:

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  123. Debra s says:

    Peanut Butter fudge

  124. Jennifer Roberts says:

    Oreo chocolate chip brownie!

  125. Jessica Cote says:


  126. s riches says:

    I would bring peanut butter cookies.

  127. billy s says:

    peanut butter cookies!!!

  128. Cindy Merrill says:

    As a foodhistorian, I would bring Buttery shortbread cookies!

  129. Beth C says:

    chocolate chip

  130. Elizabeth Drake says:

    Kitchen Sink cookies!

  131. Carmen says:

    I love making pecan sandies

  132. Ann Council says:

    I would bring decorated sugar cookies.

  133. MARY M. says:

    I would bring oatmeal coookies

  134. carol lewis says:

    Magic Cookies. I haven’t had them for probably 30 years! LOL Love them, though.

  135. I would bring a butter cutout cookie

  136. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I would bring walnut chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made them many times and they are amazingly good.

  137. Candie L says:

    I love peanut butter cookies. Thank you

  138. Leah Shumack says:

    i would bring my snowball cookies!

  139. Jill Myrick says:

    I would bring butter pecan crisp.


  140. Vikki Billings says:

    I would make peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss on top. yum

  141. Liz Strong says:

    I would bring peanut butter blossoms. They are been my favorite cookie since I was little and sort of a family tradition.

  142. Kathy Donovan-Ellis says:

    I would bring sugar cookies

  143. Kati says:

    I would bring a giant Oreo cookie cake.

  144. Paula says:

    I would bring Mexican Wedding cookies.

  145. laurie says:

    my chocolate no bake cookies

  146. Probably Merangue…I really make those well.
    Thank you

  147. susan smoaks says:

    i would bring mint chocolate chip cookies

  148. Linda G. says:

    I would bring some of my M & M Cookies.

  149. Chastidy says:

    Peanut Butter with a hershey kiss 🙂

  150. Linda White says:


  151. Kay Watkins says:

    I would bring Tea Cakes.

  152. kelly nicholson says:

    Tell me in a comment what cookie you would bring to a Cookie Exchange if you were to go to one.

    sugar cookies with sprinkles

  153. kelly nicholson says:

    non giveaway post

  154. I usually make peanut butter cookies and some truffles. 🙂

  155. Roxann says:

    I would bring raisin oatmeal cookies.

  156. Amanda E. says:

    I would bring glazed lemon cookies

  157. Tanya White says:

    my famous chocolate chunk cookies

  158. Amanda K. says:

    Double fudge chocolate chip cookies

  159. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would bring Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  160. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would bring my Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies.

  161. Andrew L. says:

    Oatmeal Scotchies!

  162. Breanne says:

    No bake cookies

  163. Laura Bradley says:

    white chocolate macadamia nut cookies!

  164. I only know how to make chocolate chips cookies so I would be hitting Pinterest hard! 🙂

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