Some good friends hosted a long awaited cookie swap this past weekend (hence the recent baking). My photo looks pretty crappy, but the offerings were lovely and delicious. The rules are simple: Guests (about 10 to 15 people, prioritize those that are better bakers) each make about three dozen cookies (no duplicates!). Bring your cookies on a platter, and bring another container to collect other baked goods. Easy, peasy. We had some great treats: caramel brownies, macaroons, cardamom spice cookies, and lots more. Hungry yet?