Remember when I said that I couldn’t wait for the sign-up sheet to be passed around for 2012′s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap? Well, it finally landed on my desk and I’m almost certain I was one of the very first to add my name to the list.
All thanks to Lindsey from Love & Olive Oil & Julie from The Little Kitchen, 576 food bloggers participated this year and mailed over 20,000 cookies around the world. As a group, we even raised $2200 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and because OXO is matching the donation, that’s $4400 raised! I am so proud to be a part of this year’s swap and the Spiced Rum Cookies I’ve mailed out are some of the best I’ve ever tasted!
Thirty-six incredibly delicious cookies ended up in my mailbox: Double-Chocolate Merlot Cookies by Linda of The Urban Mrs., Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Caramel Ganache & Smoked Almonds by Amanda of High Heels to Hot Wheels and Holiday Checkerboard Cookies by Lisa of Authentic Suburban Gourmet. Sounds like sugar overload, right?!
Keep an eye out for the #fbcookieswap hashtag on Twitter (and Instagram, too!), where you can follow along will all sorts of yummy cookie posts! And if you’re just as excited as I am about a 2013 swap, then sign up for Lindsey & Julie’s notifications list here!