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1st Annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange

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Submit your favorite Christmas cookie recipe in the 1st annual virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange and receive a free cookie cookbook!

Every year, one of the teacher’s in the high school where I work hosts a Christmas cookie exchange. Everyone pays a set amount, the teacher purchases all the cookie baking supplies, then we get together one evening and bake cookies.

It’s a great way to bake a lot of cookies in one evening and go home with all sorts of Christmas cookies.

As I begin to prepare for the Christmas season this year, I thought it would be fun to host a VIRTUAL Christmas Cookie Exchange and invite you to participate.

1st Annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange

I think it’s safe to say that most people like cookies, especially Christmas cookies. So, how would you like to participate in a fun and amazing virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange?

Here are the details…

Submission Guidelines

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange by The Birch Cottage
  • All Christmas cookie recipes must be submitted by November 15, 2019.
  • Submit your recipe to:
  • Include the following with your recipe:
    Recipe Name
    Recipe Ingredients
    Recipe Instructions
    Your Name and the recipe author’s name if different from your name. If unknown, please use your name.
  • You may submit the recipe in the body of your email or in Word, PDF, TXT, Google Doc or a clear and legible photo.
  • If you are a blogger, please provide a link to your recipe and written permission via email for me to share a link to your recipe and the printed recipe in the final PDF document.

Cookie Pictures

If you have a picture of the Christmas cookies for the recipe you’re submitting, please be sure to send those in with your recipe as well. I’ll try to use your photos, whenever possible.

Printable Christmas Cookie Cookbook

All recipes submitted will be shared in a printable Christmas cookie cookbook in PDF format. By submitting a recipe, you give The Birch Cottage permission to share your recipe (along with other submitted Christmas cookie recipes) In a blog post.

You also give The Birch Cottage permission to include your recipe in the printable Christmas cookie cookbook that I will create and make available as a FREE download to everyone who submits a recipe and subscribes to The Birch Cottage newsletter. You may subscribe below:

Once you subscribe, you’ll have access to the entire Subscribers Resource Library as well as to the 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange Cookbook!

Christmas Cookie Cookbook Distribution

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange by The Birch Cottage

I will upload the completed Christmas Cookie Cookbook in PDF format to the Subscribers Resource Library in Google Drive. I hope to have the cookbook available by December 1st.

Publication date is dependent upon the number of recipes received, the time it takes me to prepare the cookbook and any unforeseen issues (let’s hope there aren’t any). But, please get those recipes submitted!

I will post a notice on The Birch Cottage blog when the cookbook is ready. I will also send out an email announcing the availability of the cookbook.

The cookbook will be a download only. The cookbook will be copyrighted and property of Pam Baker as owner of The Birch Cottage. You will be permitted to print it for personal use only. Please do not distribute the cookbook prior written approval from The Birch Cottage.

QUESTIONS: just ask!! You can leave a comment below or email me at

HURRY! Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange by The Birch Cottage

I do hope you’ll participate in the 1st Annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange hosted by The Birch Cottage. I truly look forward to reading all the amazing, tried, tested and loved family favorite Christmas cookie recipes!

I’ll be sharing my family’s favorite cookie recipes as well. You’ll also find some of our favorites right here on the blog, like:

But, hurry up and get your recipes in by November 15, 2019!

Again, if you have any questions, just leave a comment below or email me at

Happy holidays!!!

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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Marcy Igersheim

Saturday 16th of November 2019

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Pamela Baker

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Hi, Marcy! I have received your cookie recipe and it has been added to the cookbook!

Marcy Igersheim

Saturday 16th of November 2019

I have tried to put my recipe in with no luck, and now it is too late can I please submit it? Here is my recipe just in case. HAWAIIAN TARTS 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup pineapple preserves 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch1 cup softened butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1/3 cup confectioners sugar for decoration Directions Preheat oven 350 degrees In a large bowl, mix together the butter vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Mix until this is smooth. Sift together the flour and corn starch, Add the flour mixture to the bowl and stir by hand until a dough forms. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls then press them into a miniature muffin cup pan. Shape the dough up the sides of each well.

In each prepared cup put 1 teaspoon off pineapple preserves. Mix sugar and egg until well blended. Stir in the flaked coconut and put 1 teaspoon of this mixture onto each pineapple filled tart. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. The cookie crust should be slightly golden. Cool tarts in pan for at least 15 minutes before taking them out of the pan. Lightly tap mini muffin pans on the counter to loosen tarts. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar. Makes 3 dozen. (note I have also used the pecan tassie dough recipe for these also they taste wonderful.)

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