The Men's Cookie Exchange
Arbor Heights Elementary School
Seattle, Washington



We celebrated our fourth annual exchange on December 20, 2000 with Leon Redbone and Alvin and the Chipmunks providing great holiday music.  In this festive atmosphere we exchanged our new creations, stretched a few personal envelopes, and just had a great time.  Below are glimpses of a few moments we hope will brighten your holidays!  Happy New Year! - Robert, David, Doug, Mark, Keith, and Dave 

NEW! From Lake Stickney Elementary in Mukilteo, WA:
2000 Men's Cookie Exchange!

They also baked in 1999!
1999 Exchange at Arbor Heights
1998 Exchange at Arbor Heights


  1. Find out how many men want to bake cookies.  This is important!  The bakers need to know how many to bake for.

  2. Decide on a date and time for the exchange.

  3. Bake your cookies! Make one dozen for each guy in the exchange.  Be careful about how you count!  You only need to bake for the other guys, so  don't count yourself.

  4. Arrange your cookies on nice, festive-looking plates. Colored plastic wrap and ribbon are optional here, but fun.

  5. When the day arrives, arrange to meet and share your creations!  You'll be going home with lots of great cookies!

Miscellaneous tips and suggestions:

  • Bars are also just fine.

  • Make copies of your recipe to share with the other bakers.

  • Don't skimp on ingredients - use butter, for goodness sake.

  • Spouses and significant others are NOT allowed to do your baking!

  • Obviously, no Chips Ahoy, Slice 'n Bake, etc.

  • No Martha Stewart recipes.

  • Each guy bring an extra dozen to leave out for the rest of the staff to enjoy.

Let us know if you had a Men's Cookie Exchange at your school! Or send us a link from your baking page.  

Here's a real nice page of recipes from Derry Lyons of the Kent School District.  Thanks, Derry!

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