If you’re a keen cookie baker and you love Christmas I would love you to join me with my friends from the Windsor Workshop for the Blank Makes very first annual Christmas Cookie Swap! A wonderful night of cookies, sharing new recipes, packaging, prizes, bubbles, tasty nibbles, Christmas tunes and lots of fun!
If you’re not familiar with a cookie swap, let me explain…
A cookie swap is a gathering where each person bakes enough of one kind of cookie to share with everyone. At the party you can sample the treats and trade your cookies with the other guests! At the end of the night you take home a beautiful assortment of cookies ready to gift and share with friends, teachers and family.
There will be a ‘packing station’ for you to package your cookies with plenty of gift boxes, bags, tags, string, stickers and stamps.
I will be showing you, along with my talented friends Michelle Mackintosh (author of Snail Mail and Care Packages) and Lydia McFetridge (@peaceloveandpompoms) some gorgeous ways to package your cookies!
Ticket cost $50 includes:
- Bubbles, Sangria and (savoury!) finger food
- Use of our ‘packaging station’ supplies on the night
- A generous take home goodie bag of Blank Goods packaging supplies
- after the cookie swap I will be emailing you an e-cookbook! A compilation of all the cookie recipes and stories.
What you need to bring:
You will need to bake a minimum of 2 batches of one kind of cookie (approx 48 cookies) to swap with everyone. This may seem like a lot of cookies, but you will go home with the same amount, but a wonderful assortment of cookies. Love that! If you are extra keen, you are welcome to bring more than 48 cookies (and take home the same amount you bring).
We will have platters available for you to display your cookies.
Please let me know what type of cookie you will bring, email firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make sure we don’t have too many of the same type of cookie.
Please also email me a copy of your cookie recipe to share. (If you can before the swap that would be awesome. You can do this before or after the cookie swap. I‘d also love to know any special story or tradition about your cookies.
Guidelines and Tips
Traditionally, cookie swaps do have ‘guidelines’ that are set to avoid any stress or disappointment! Please read our tips and guidelines.
High quality cookies are important to ensure a fair trade for everyone.
- the cookies must be home made- no cookies from the supermarket- keep your cookies to a modest size. No oversized ornamental cookies.- bars, blondies and brownies may be brought
Carefully choose what you bake.- Very thin or delicate cookies are a no-no. You want something that won’t break or crumble and that has a good shelf life at room temperature.- Careful with chocolate with summer temperatures. Avoid chocolate bark etc- no soft icing - does not travel or package well.
When you bake:
- we encourage you to bake your cookies a couple of days in advance. It’s the busiest time of year and you want to avoid running out of time to bake!
We also encourage you to bake your traditional passed down family recipes or ethnic traditional cookies.
We would love you to experiment with some unique recipes, try different cookie cutters, or sprinkles / toppings.
Happy Baking and can’t wait to see you!!
The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor. Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78. All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.
Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.
You may be photographed at this event.
Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations
The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.