The day is finally here when all the participants of the 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap post their cookie recipes to their blogs. I hope the internet can handle the onslaught of sugary, buttery goodness that it’s about to receive!
The Great Food Blogger Cookies swap is an event that I’m thrilled to be able to take part in this year. Here’s a brief run down of how it works. Everyone who signs up gets the names and addresses of three other food bloggers. You make and send a dozen cookies to each of these individuals. And in the meantime, three other food bloggers are making and sending you a dozen cookies each. Then we all blog about our recipe and experience on the same day (which is today!).
So why do all this work? Well, the cookies themselves are a pretty darn good reason. But the cookie swap also raises money for a wonderful non-profit, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year over 550 people participated in the cookie swap and we raised over $13,000! That’s pretty cool! A big THANK YOU to Lindsay at Love & Olive Oil and Julia at The Little Kitchen for all their hard work in organizing this wonderful event!
For my contribution to the cookie swap, I made these Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt. I figured buttery shortbread cookies would be a big hit with everyone. And you really can’t go wrong with a puddle of dark chocolate and a touch of flaky sea salt. Also, these little guys are not only sturdy enough to withstand being shipped across the country, but they also stay fresh for up to one week. Both really important characteristics that are necessary for a successful cookie swap. I sent my Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt to Ashton at Something Swanky, Laura at The Table and Sunshine at Crave Local.
And the cookies I received in the mail from my fellow food bloggers did not disappoint either! I got a shipment of Double Chocolate Crinkles from Jennifer at Mother Thyme, Ginger Shortbread with White Chocolate Drizzle from Julie at She’s Almost Always Hungry and Holiday Sugar Cookies from Sarah at My Little Red Mixer. Needless to say, I had a pretty good week.
Be sure to check out all the awesome cookies from the cookie swap. I’m sure you’ll get lots of ideas for Holiday baking!
Recipe slightly adapted from Food52