The new cookie swap
Like many other time-honoured holiday activities this year, cookie swaps are going to look very different this season than they have in the past. Instead of physically exchanging cookies, the new cookie swap is an exchange of recipes. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a socially distanced cookie exchange, plus a roundup of WW’s most decadent cookie, bar, and bark recipes to help you get started.
What to include with a recipe swap
- A related story or anecdote to give the recipe context; you can also list reasons why the recipe is important and why you’re a fan of the finished cookies.
- A troubleshooting guide — if you’ve had any issues with the recipe in the past, include notes on how to avoid or fix them.
- A list of ingredient or flavour substitutions (if applicable.)
Checklist for a successful virtual cookie swap
- Decide when cookie recipes will be swapped.
- Choose a recipe delivery method; depending on the preferences of your group they can be exchanged via email, holiday card or postcard.
- Encourage participants to post pictures of any cookies or bars that have been made using the new recipes