December 13, 2006 we celebrated our tenth annual exchange at Arbor
Heights. We had a great turnout this year, including newcomers Mark and
Roberto! Below are
glimpses of a few moments we hope will brighten your holidays. Happy
New Year - Keith, Mark, Dave, Mark, Walter, and Roberto!
Find info on our
on the Food Network here!
Report from Discovery Elementary
in Mukilteo, WA:
held our 6th annual Men’s Cookie Exchange this year – our biggest
and best one yet! Three guys came to our staff at Discovery this year, and
they all joined in the baking. Not only were all the cookies edible this
time – they were delicious! Shawn’s red polycarbonate canteens
would have earned him the award for best presentation for the second year in a
row (if we had such an award). There were plenty of extras that went into
the staff room for the women to share, so everyone was happy. And it was
educational - Jeff learned not to put all 6 dozen cookies on one big plate!
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!