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Revisiting a Holiday Cookie Exchange 25 Years Later

Revisiting a Holiday Cookie Exchange 25 Years Later
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (October 19, 2007)–The November/December issue of Yankee Magazine revisits a story first published in 1982 about the Wellesley, Massachusetts, Cookie Exchange, exploring the phenomenon of friends and neighbors sharing their favorite sweets. The 2007 version includes the members of a new generation who are carrying on the tradition by hosting their own cookie exchanges.

“In the original article, we ran a short note asking readers to send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we’d send back a batch of cookie recipes,” said Yankee Editor Mel Allen. “The envelopes came–20,000 strong–I’ll never forget it.”

This time around, Allen decided to include recipes such as almond crescent cookies, gingerbread boys, and more in the article itself. Additional recipes are available online in Yankee’s Recipe Database, where viewers can save their favorite items in an online Recipe Box for easy access. There’s also a special cookie exchange discussion in’s online forum.

For more information and tips for starting your own holiday cookie swap, plus additional cookie recipes from Yankee readers, visit

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