My poor baking gadgets have been neglected. There they sat, in the drawer, lonely and wondering what they did that was so bad to make me never take them out to see the light of day or feel the heat of the oven.
Good thing the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap came to the rescue!
This was the second year I participated in this cookie swap, and both times I have had so much fun! I mean, who doesn't like to have boxes of cookies -- freshly baked, I might add -- show up at their door?! Yeah, that's what I thought.
Last year I sent off some cookies to Tennessee, and later met and became friends with the lady who received my box. And, completely randomly, I received a box from someone who lives in the same little town in Illinois that my mother and grandmother grew up in.
Cookie swaps make the world just a little bit smaller...
|How nice of OXO to send us all spatulas! You can get one of these|
bad boys for yourself HERE, and half of the proceeds go to fight
cancer in kids. SWEET!
Luckily we live in the day and age of Pinterest. Within five minutes I found it.
Cookies that taste like brownies???
To celebrate my favorite flavor of Christmas, I added some peppermint extract. Peppermint + chocolate = a merry Christmas, if you ask me.
And so, Peppermint Crinkle Cookies were born. They lived a good life, for about five minutes, until my husband gobbled them all up, leaving me with one.
He apparently forgot that sharing was caring.
|How nice of him to leave me one... ;)|
In the end, these cookies traveled from my home in California to New York, Maryland, and another city not too far away from me, hopefully to arrive in tact and still fresh. You never know with the busy holiday mail season!
And the best part? I got cookies, too! Thank you Natalie at The Sweets Life and Taylor at Greens & Chocolate. You ladies had me at the peppermint... As for Beka, your coconutty cookies were a perfect treat for this half-Brazilian home. You brought a little bit of Natal our way. Thank you!
|Cookies from Taylor @ Green&Chocolate|
Another holiday season, another cookie swap in the bag. Merry Christmas!