Vintage Christmas cookie swap 2011 was a success!

A huge thanks to everyone who made it out for our first annual vintage Christmas cookie swap. We had 11 different kinds of cookies represented, one of which was made without modern technology – no Kitchenaid ! Here’s what the kitchen looked like pre-party:

And here’s what people brought:

Ninjabread, the most creatively named cookie of the evening

From left to right, we have chocolate Reese's peanut butter cup madness, molasses cookies, sweet rolls and chocolate croissants, Lemon Drops (with real lemon curd!), more delicious molasses cookies, and some gingerbread

Coconut macaroons and more gingerbread. Not pictured here: award-winning salty peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

It was great to chat with people about how they found and approached their vintage recipes (some needed some serious modern translation). It was also wonderful to meet Susan Johnston, one of the founders of Boston Food Swap! If you missed our vintage Christmas cookie swap, be sure to mark your calendar for their Cookie Swap for a Cause (benefitting kids with cancer) on December 18th at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Point. Find more information here.

Did you hold a cookie swap of your own? Have any vintage Christmas cookies you’d like to share? Email and we’ll be sure to post them! 

Published in: on 13 December, 2011 at 17:19  Leave a Comment  

A vintage Christmas cookie swap! Join us in Boston on December 10 or host your own

Sometime in the month of December, join The Vintage Eats Project in hosting a vintage Christmas cookie swap! Here’s how you do it:

– Pick a date and time and invite people.

– Find a vintage recipe (ask your family members, consult an old cookbook, visit and encourage your guests to do the same.

– Ask each invitee to bake a dozen cookies and bring them to your house on the day of the party.

– Lay them out, and, if you’re feeling ambitious, indicate which ones contain nuts or make signs with cookie names.

– Have everybody bring a tin to store swapped cookies. Form a line and start sampling.

– Break out the egg nog and your most festive holiday apron and have fun!

– Don’t forget to send us recipes and photos from your party so we can post them here.

– Any questions? Want to say YES to throwing a party? Let us know in the comments section below.

We’ll be hosting our vintage Christmas cookie swap on December 10th at The Chocolate Tarte, 199C Highland Ave, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. If you are Boston-based and would like to come, drop Jen a line at and let her know what you’re baking! Please plan to make at least a dozen to share.

Published in: on 17 November, 2011 at 11:50  Comments (3)