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Blogger Cookie Swap Recipes

December 11 2013 - 9:00 AM

I may not celebrate Christmas religiously, but I certainly do in the spirit of food. I love making holiday cookies every year for fun co-worker gifts, to a way to show my roommates a little cheer…and maybe even just to eat a few myself. Even better? Cookies for a cause.

I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap last year with great success. The way it works is every participant donates $4, and then a few different charitable brands (OXO, Gold Medal Flours & Dixie Crystals) match the blogger donations. Each blogger gets matched with 3 other bloggers and has to send them a dozen cookies each. Each participant then receives three dozen cookies total.

Aside from the potentially expensive shipping costs, the experience is great. You get to try out a new cookie recipe, along with three others, and even make connections with some pretty cool bloggers. I received fig and cranberry oatmeal cookies, caramel shortbread and chocolate sables. All were so delicious and beautifully wrapped.

I made puppy chow cookies – yep, you read that right! They’re peanut butter cookies, dipped in chocolate and tossed in powdered sugar. They were a bit more involved than your average holiday cookie recipe, but totally worth it. The coating evokes that puppy chow flavor, and that peanut butter chocolate combination is just perfect.

Check out my puppy chow cookie recipe here >