As everyone at Wilton is well aware, the Customer Service Department likes to celebrate! An annual tradition to start the holiday season in our building is an Office Cookie Exchange. The holidays are extremely busy for all us, and holding a cookie exchange at work is a great way to get a delicious assortment of cookies without taking time out of your already packed schedule.
This year we had participants from all areas of our department. It’s a great way to see the people you don’t work with on a day to day basis. There were 10 participants in this year’s exchange and we each made 60 cookies to divide equally among our group.
Since this is an office event, we made our time away from work as short as possible. Meeting promptly at 9 a.m., our group gathered to exchange cookies, recipes and stories about the cookies we baked. This event was a huge success, as everyone had as much fun baking and decorating the cookies as they did eating them!
To make our experience extra special, the participants shared their experiences when they took their cookies outside the office. From reading this story shared by Gale Ehle, you can see that this office cookie exchange spread holiday cheer much further than our lunchroom:
“After work I stopped by my parents’ house for a visit. They rarely cook from scratch any more. I picked up dinner for them and also brought them the cookies from the exchange. Since I couldn’t go home empty-handed, we split all the cookies. Dad said that the cookies will last them two weeks (they’re not big eaters). Once they started nibbling on them, you should have seen them. They looked like kids in a candy store, ooohing and ahhhhing over how good they were with little chipmunk cheeks filled with cookie. They ate half (so much for lasting two weeks)! You all made their day. They said to tell you thank you and you all make great cookies!”