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Gluten Free Homemade Newsletter, Issue #008 -- Christmas Cookie Swap
December 16, 2016

Christmas Cookie Swap

Have you ever hosted a Christmas Cookie Swap?

It is a fun kick-off for seasonal celebrations and a great way to simplify your holiday baking.

Invite your family and friends. Ask each guest to bring enough of one kind of cookie to share, plus extra for sampling and recipes written on blank holiday-themed recipes cards you included along with each invitation.

As host/hostess, you provide beautiful holiday packaging for your guests, a kind of party favor.

At the party, everyone shares and swaps cookies, packing them in the “party favor” packaging you provide.

Guests go home with wonderful finished gifts and a pocket full of delicious new holiday cookie recipes to add to their baking collection.

When hosting your Christmas Cookie Swap, bake up a batch of your favorite cookies from recipes at

Your family and friends won’t be able to tell you’re cooking gluten-free, because these cookies are blue ribbon winners!

Here is Another Idea!

Are you entertaining guests this year?

While you are baking for the holidays, make a batch of Christmas shaped Gluten Free Sugar Cookies.

Set out cookie icing and decorations, and have your guests help decorate the cookies. When the party is over and everyone has gone home with dreamy smiles on their faces, hang your Christmas stocking by the chimney with care and be sure to leave out a plate of Christmas cookies and a glass of eggnog for St. Nicholas, and treats for his reindeer, too.

Then, curl up for a long winter's nap!

Wishing you all a deliciously wonderful Holiday Season!

Christmas Dinner Menu

Eggnog and Mixed Nuts

Tossed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus & Horseradish Sauce
Orange Glazed Yams and Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans
Maple Cranberry Muffins
Grandma's Cranberry Sauce

Sparkling Apple Cider

Peppermint Candy Cheesecake and Fresh Fruit Basket

Hot Buttered Rum and Wassail

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Happy noshing,
Cat McMahon

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