Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next year's cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.

This year they partnered with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease.

Want to get in on the cookie swapping fun next year? Visit for more information and to sign up!

Here is the cookie recipe I baked this year to share with my fellow participants... Being the Secret Ingredient, A Couple in the Kitchen and Lou & Esi. It's a favorite of my little girl, Kaia, hence it was titled as so...

Kaia's Dreamy Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: 12 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8-10 minutes
¾ c. brown sugar
½ c. unsalted butter, softened
½ egg, beaten
½ t. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
½ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
½ c. dried cranberries
1 c. dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a large bowl beat brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla until smooth.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt then add to wet ingredients.  Stir until mixed well before stirring in dried cranberries and chocolate chips. 
Evenly spoon six cookies onto two baking sheets and baking until slightly golden about 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool on sheet a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack.  Continue to cool another 10 minutes or so.  Store in an airtight container for a few weeks or freezer up to two months.   
*In return I received a few different batches of delicious cookies as well and I'd like to thank all three of you for being my secret cookie pals!

A variety of macaroons from A Taste of Koko
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies from Jenny Rambles
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies from Living With a Boy
(though they did arrive a bit crumbled the flavor was still perfection)


  1. Hi! Glad you liked the cookies, but just to let you know, I sent you the peppermint cookies. I can't take responsibility for the beautifully packaged macaroons (I got the same cookies and my daughters were delighted with them). Happy baking!

  2. Hi Morgan,

    Glad you enjoyed the macarons, sorry if they got crushed in shipping!

    Here's the recipe for them


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