Over the weekend we met up with some very talented bloggers at a cookie swap hosted by the lovely Lydia of Lydia Bakes! It was fantastic meeting Kirsten of High Tea With Dragons, Danelle of A Couple of Night Owls and who also runs a personal blog; Danelle Bourgeois, and Amanda of Here Comes The Sun.
What is a cookies swap you ask? Cookie swaps are generally held at Christmas time, the idea is that you invite a group of friends, and have each person make enough of one kind of cookie to share. The cookie swap is a chance to catch up with friends during the busy holiday season while you sample the treats, then trade and get an assortment of delicious treats to take home. Everyone leaves with a lovely gift and plenty of new recipes (great for when people pop over at Christmas). We were lucky enough to have some cute boxes to take home our cookies in courtesy of Little Ink. Because of the cookie swap’s link to Christmas Lydia set everything up with a mid winter Christmas theme, it was so cute!
Since we all blog we didn't share the recipes at our swap, we will all be posting them on each of our own blogs, but we will link everyone’s recipes into this post as they appear. Over the next week or so you will see our recipes for Monte Carlo Biscuits, Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies and Sprinkle Sandwiched Cookies. Lydia made some Browned Butter Snickerdoodles, Kirsten made White Chocolate and Raspberry Crinkle Cookies and Danelle made some decadent Chocolate Truffle Cookies - so there is plenty to look forward to.
Have you hosted a cookie swap before? Maybe you are keen to give it a go... remember, if you do we'd love to see your photos. Also if you bake something from our blog and send us a pic we will enter you into the monthly Billington’s competition.
Thanks for hosting us Lydia – it was a great afternoon!
Check out these links for event round-ups and recipes from the Cookie Swap (we will add them as they pop up on the internet):
- Recipe post for Mel’s Chocolate Sprinkle Refrigerator cookies
- Recipe post for Mel’s Monte Carlo biscuits
- Recipe post for Courtenay’s Cookie Pops / Sprinkle sandwich cookies
- Danelle’s Chocolate Truffle Cookies and post about the Cookie Swap
- Lydia's Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
- Kirsten’s post about the cookie swap and her White Chocolate Raspberry Crinkle Cookies recipe
- Photos and a quick write up about the Cookie Swap by Amanda on Here Comes the Sun