The Men's Cookie Exchange,
Arbor Heights Elementary School
Earlier exchanges: 2010, 2009 2007,
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001,
On December 16, 2011 we celebrated our . 14th annual exchange at Arbor
Heights. Below are
glimpses of a few moments we hope will brighten your holidays
Happy New Year - Barry, Ruben, Jeff, Daniel, Dave, Mark, and Ron!
Pictures from 2011:
Flickr, with descriptions)
Info on our
on the Food Network is here !
A slideshow from our all our exchanges since 1999:
our best recipes are here!
Cookie Exchange Directions:
Find out how many men want to
bake cookies. This is important! The bakers need to know how
many to bake for.
Decide on a date and time for
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
presentation... Arrange your cookies on nice,
festive-looking plates. Colored plastic wrap and ribbon are optional here,
When the day arrives, arrange to
meet and share your creations! You'll be going home with lots of great
Miscellaneous tips and
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.
Try to avoid recipes by famous
Each guy bring an extra dozen to
leave out for the rest of the staff to enjoy.
Men's Cookie Song
by Marv Breece
Sung to the tune of "Rawhide"
Bakin', bakin', bakin'
All the cookies makin'
To the school I'm takin'
Thru rain and wind and weather,
Light as a feather
OK, they're store bought, I lied.......
Lake Stickney Elem,
Let us know if
you had a Men's Cookie Exchange at your school!
in the Seattle Times, 12/21/01
a real nice page of recipes from Derry Lyons of the Kent School
District. Thanks, Derry!
www .menbakebetter. com