With so many out of the routine of checking email from last week's big holiday, it was easy to miss out on all of the great foodie facts that hit your inbox. Don't worry, we've got your recap right here!

From Thanksgiving leftovers to holiday cookie swaps, there was quite a bit of holiday hubbub over here at What's Cookin'. Check it out today!

Holiday Cookie Swap

Come holiday season, cookie swaps in which guests bring cookies to a baking party to trade recipes and make gifting tins are incredibly popular and tons of fun.

Some are large and overwhelming, with delicious treats that fill dining room tables, others are small with just a select variety of mouthwatering baked goods. Either way, the swap is a great way to spend time together with friends and celebrate the season.

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