After missing last year’s round of festive gatherings, we’re going to make up for it this year. Cookie exchanges and evenings of good cheer are on the horizon and honestly, some of us CANNOT WAIT! We wanted to share an upcoming “feel good” national holiday cookie recipe exchange that’s happening with Amarula Canada (virtually) beginning on December 8.

We’ll take our annual tradition filled with sugar and spice …and everything nice this season leading up to National Cookie Exchange Day (December 22). We’ve also got our eyes on 16 of Canada’s top mixologists and bakers along side Amarula (yes, the  creamy delicious South African liquer) who will be kick-starting in what they hope will be the country’s largest virtual cookie exchange.

The Ontario experts include: Jeremy J. Parsons (Culinary Drinks/Cocktails Mobile), Rebecca J (aka Miss Rebecca J), Rodney Alleguede (Goûter by RA), Eleni Bock (Ration Food Bar), Nadege Nourian (Nadège), and Marlene Thorne (Famous Last Words).

Canadians are invited to share their favourite cookie recipes beginning on December 8. For each recipe shared Amarula will make a $5 donation to Feed Ontario, Food Banks BC, and Food Banks of Quebec. To participate, visit

Need some inspiration? The experts across Canada have created cookie and cocktail pairings to start the virtual recipe chain! We have our eyes on Miss Rebecca J’s Santa Berry Cocktail and the Amarula Biscotti by Rodney Alleguede of Goûter by RA. Recipes can be found here.

*lead in photo by Sonya D.