Another year… another cookie swap!
I absolutely love that Lindsay and Julie put this together last year on a whim, without planning on it being such a huge success! This year, they had a pretty good idea it would be even bigger – not to mention better, so they added a charity component to it – which, personally, I think is fantastic. Then they even got oxo to match the donations all the participants gave – seriously, how cool is that!? If you want to donate or just learn more about cookies for kids cancer you can do so here.
Last year I made Monster Cookies – they are one of my favorites, but they are a soft cookie and they fell apart when they were shipped. So, I did some reading on how everyone else sent their cookies and this year I got a bit smarter.
I made Martha Stewart’s cookies this time around and I over cooked them by about a minute to make them a bit crunchier – in hopes that they would hold up during shipment better! However, that did also mean that I liked them a little less – Until I discovered how good they were when dipped in my coffee!
I sent cookies to Table for Two, Bake Your Day and Healthy Wifestyles – did I mention that I totally spaced and forgot to put the cookie title and recipe in the boxes I shipped off!? Sorry Ladies!
I received cookies from Cookie District that we STUNNING, Girly Obsessions that were adorably wrapped up – I’m taking notes for next year and another dozen from Making Life Sweet that were fantastic! Thank you all SO much ladies!
The cookies I made have lemon zest in them and it just gives them that added umph that takes them from good to great.