Robin's Press and Media

For interviews and media requests, contact Robin.

Book Signing dates for The Cookie Party Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange.

December 13, 2011
Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner

December 6, 2011
A Sweet Exchange
Cynthia McFarland, Ocala Style Magazine

December 20, 2010
Sirius Radio, Freewheelin' with Meredith Ochs and Chris T.

December 15, 2010
Christmas cookie exchanges a fun holiday tradition, treat
Lilla Ross, Florida Times-Union

December 15, 2010
Cookie books extol the virtues of sharing the sweets
Liz Balmaseda, Palm Beach Post

December 14, 2010
Host A Holiday Cookie Exchange
Tina Dale, Times Record

December 9, 2010
Bake a few cookies, swap a lot
Kate Lawson / Detroit News Food Writer

December 3, 2010
Video - Baking with Amy Hanten on Fox 11 Green Bay, Wisconsin

December 3, 2010
Cookie Swaps: Sweet, and Also Stressful
Anita Hamilton, Time Magazine

December 2, 2010
Today's Cookie Swaps Are Retro-Cool
By Korky Vann, The Hartford Courant

December 1, 2010
Secrets for a successful holiday cookie exchange
By Natalie Haughton, Food Editor, LA Daily News

December 1, 2010
Radio Interview - The Silky Casper Show
Radio Interview on WBEV with Brenda Murphy (not online)

December 1, 2010
Hey, Cookie! Make some rum balls, it's party time!
Andrew Z. Galarneau

Nov 30, 2010
Cookie swap
Betty Cichy,

Nov 22, 2010
Christmas Cookies 101: Bake and Exchange!
Neal Turnage

November 14, 2010
Cookie exchanges a nostalgic holiday activity with family
BryAnn Becker, Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Diet and Nutrition Magazine
November 2010 Issue
(really pleased that "The Cookie Exchange" is featured on the cover along with Mario Lopez!)

November 7, 2010
Bakers raise the bar on cookie swaps
Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

October 29, 2010
The Library Journal: Xpress Reviews—The First Look at New Books, October 29, 2010

October 11, 2010
"The Cookie Party Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange" is a Sweet Read
S. Maven, Associated Content

August 23, 2010
Book review: "The Cookie Party Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange"
Vanessa Urzua, Dallas Baking Examiner

December 16, 2008
Butter Holds the Secret to Cookies That Sing
By Julia Moskin, New York Times

December 11, 2008
“Queen” of cookie exchanges shares tips and favorite recipes
By Judith D. Bell, M.S., The Fallbrook Village News

December 7, 2008
How to Throw a Tasty and Tuneful Cookie Swap
By Tara Swords, Special to The Washington Post

December 1, 2007
Reynold's Parchment Paper Cookie Exchange Media Tour
Links to clips of my TV appearances.

December 2007

country woman magazine

Interview and Cover of
Country Woman Magazine
Click to enlarge photo

Purchase link removed. Issue Sold Out.
Read the article online at Country Woman

December 2007 - Ocean City Today
Cookie Exchange Know-How

December 22, 2007
Cookie swaps spread the spirit, ease the hassle of holiday sweets
By Teresa Farney, Freedom News Service

November 28, 2007 - Montgomery County Gazette
County woman cooks up coteries country-wide

(Mistake: The writer came to my house for this interview. I joked around with her about "not having to go find a minimum wage job, because of the (temporary) Reynolds gig"... she added it as serious/earnest comment, which it was not. I was just kidding! Lesson learned, no joking around with journalists!  Arrrg.)

Press Release
Robin Olson has been invited to become a national spokesperson for Reynolds®Parchment Paper. Throughout the winter of 2007, she will travel around the country with Reynolds on a national media tour. She'll participate in interviews and promote the benefits of using Reynolds Parchment Paper while baking. Through print and television, Robin will share her tips for hosting a Cookie Exchange Party during the holidays and encourage others to do the same.

December 2007 - C & H Cane Sugar Dec. 2007 Newsletter

December 2005 - Woman's World Magazine.

December 2003 - California Home and Garden Magazine

December 14th, 2002 - Saturday, 2:00pm - Holiday Cookie Swap with Sara Moulton (Food Network Re-run) FoodTV - Check local listings.

December 4, 2002 --Cookie exchange is one sweet party -Akron Beacon Journal

November 24, 2002 - Kick off season's festivities with a cookie exchange By Fiona Soltes, The Tennessean

December 2001 - Five reruns of the FoodTV show, check local listings.

December 2000 - The Food Network - My annual Holiday Cookie Exchange lives on in infamy --thanks to re-runs!

December 2000 - Access Magazine -a monthly insert in newpapers across America.

Nov. & Dec 2000 - Family Circle Magazine - Holiday Cakes and Cookies 100 Best Ever Recipes by Family Circle, page 32.

12/22/99 - Gaithersburg Gazette, Article about my Cookie Exchange, website and Food Network appearance

December 20th, 1999 - Washington Post, Article about my Cookie Exchange, website and Food Network appearance

December 1999 - Food Network - My annual Holiday Cookie Exchange was televised five times in December of 1999. It was seven minute segment and was the featured opening story. Referenced in an article on the FoodTV website. The name of the TV show was Holiday Cookie Swap with Sara Moulton.

Video of my Food Network Cookie Exchange

This is a large video file, over 7 minutes long.
You will need to download the video to your computer.
"Save Target As". Needs Real Audio to run.

December 1999 - A link from the Minneapolis Star Tribune

How to host cooky exchnages, cookie swaps, party games, cookie exchanges, how to host a holiday cooky swap