The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap has come and gone. I received some lovely cookies and I hope everyone who got these cookies in the mail enjoyed them. I was so torn when I was deciding what to bake for them. I was worried they wouldn’t like them or that the cookies wouldn’t come out as good as usual. I was worried I would disappoint my food blogging peers. I finally settled on a recipe that included oatmeal, chocolate chips and peanut butter. I figured this way; they get all three of the most famous kinds of cookies in one monster of a cookie. They were crunchier than I thought they would be. I normally like a soft and chewy cookie but I didn’t completely hate this recipe. At first I was disappointed because I thought to myself “Maybe they don’t like crispy cookies!” I shoved those thoughts of out my head because there was no time to re-bake them; I had already waited to the very last day.
So far only one of my matches (Valerie’s Kitchen) has told me she got them so I am still a bit worried the others didn’t get there on time. I used priority mail (that’s 2-3 business days, right?) so they should have been delivered! Now I’m all worried by the time they get to them they won’t be fresh. I think I have said the word worried 4 times in this post…
This recipe comes from Martha Stewart, as I was too nervous that I would botch an original recipe. The only difference is that I used walnuts instead of peanuts.
I received three lovely packages of cookies from Jenne (MooshuJenne), Anna (Anna’s Dishes) and Elizabeth (A Chronic Venture). My first batch was from Elizabeth who made me a dozen white chocolate and pistachio cookies that Joe devoured. Okay, I helped him. They were really great. My second package came from Anna who split the one dozen cookies into two flavors, how awesome is she? Why didn’t I think of that? One was a lemon zest sugar cookie and the other was a white chocolate walnut and cranberry cookie. My last batch came today, Finnish Gingerbread Cookies with Pomegranate and I am currently munching on them right now! Thank you ladies very much!
By participating, I also got to help a great cause. Everyone donated $4.00 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and received a “Be a Good Cookie” Spatula from Oxo! Also Oxo is going to match our donations, up to $100,000 dollars. I’m sure an exact number is floating around the Internet somewhere. If you missed the cookie swap but would still like to donate you still can by clicking here!