National Cookie Exchange Day – December 22, 2021


Who doesn’t love a warm chewy cookie?  If you do, you are in luck.  Today is National Cookie Exchange Day!

Cookie exchanges are a centuries-old tradition dating back to medieval times. The classic idea is of a holiday party in which guests bring a selection of homemade cookies to trade with one another. 

Cookie recipes started to appear in cookbooks in the 1500s and baking became a serious profession in the 17th and 18th centuries. Cookies became works of art and featured careful measurements of particularly-chosen ingredients. 

Try one of our WYVERN favorites:  The Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


¾ cup butter

1 ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 ½ tsp vanilla

3 cups quick oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in bowl
  3. Beat at medium speed until well blended
  4. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  5. Mix into the butter cream mixture at low speed until just blended
  6. Stir in raisins and nuts
  7. Form balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly brown
  9. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet