Christmas is just a little over a week away, so obviously we need to talk cookies! This year I participated in the great food blogger cookie swap and not only was it a lot of fun, but by participating you helped raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, which was the main reason I signed up for the swap.
I’ve done a few cookie swaps already with some of my fellow blogger friends, but for this one we were assigned people based on our dietary needs which was awesome. Since the bloggers I had couldn’t have nuts, I went with my favorite tried and true recipe: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies adapted from the Tartine cookbook (seriously, if you haven’t made these yet, DO IT).
My first set of cookies I received came from Heather from Majorly Delicious. She made salted caramel bars, and as expected, they were amazing.
My husband pretty much devoured two right on the spot, and we ended up freezing a couple to have as a frozen treat when the mood strikes as well. Heather was also SO great in listing out all the ingredients she used as well as the brand so I could double-check to make sure there weren’t any hidden allergens in there.
Our next batch came from TammyJo from the Chocolate Cult, and they were chocolate banana cookies. Banana and chocolate are pretty much a harmonious combo (as is banana and pb) so these were great. Loved the tin they came in as well!
Last but certainly not least, Betsy from Java Cupcake sent her easy chocolate chip cookies with holiday sprinkles! And really, you can’t go wrong when sprinkles are involved.
I loved that the 3 batches of cookies I received were all so different and I felt really reflected each blogger’s personality. The cookie swap definitely got me in the holiday spirit and I can’t wait to do some more holiday baking this month.
Chocolate Oatmeal Pecan Cookies (adapted from the Tartine Cookbook)
Interested in participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap? Learn more here.