I Had A Cookie Swap And Sent Everyone Home With A Sugar Rush As A Thank You Gift

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Bakery Cookies from Ben & Zander

So, while being super busy this holiday season I hosted a cookie swap. I felt bad that I never make time to host a cookie swap. I took my busiest weekend and inserted some well deserved sugar into it since hey, you can never be too busy for cookies! I was too busy to take photos right away, I suck. However, here’s some from the middle of the fun. Please note: we broke into cookies right when the first set of people rolled through the door and ate sugar for hours. This might be a shaky post!

Jaffa Cakes And English Cookies From Sarah
Jaffa Cakes And English Cookies From Sarah
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Malteser Bars From Sarah.

Sarah came true to brit style with Malteser bars plus some Jaffa cakes and other british biscuits. She overdid herself. We joked you could only eat a few of these bars and I thought I had it under control. I was so very wrong. Yeah, I maxed out at 2. Amateur. I love maltesers! My friend Aviva kept the chocolate flowing with some pretty awesome Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies and the texture was awesome.

Aviva's Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies
Aviva’s Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

My awesome guy friends are actually amazing bakers (and cooks). Chase & Jason provided us with 3 types of cookies to share (shout out to Joyce who couldn’t make it) and we got some Ginger Molasses Cookies, White Chocolate Chip and Rosemary Orange. The rosemary was pretty awesome and the orange subtle. I was so surprised when I got to this one, it had a neat shortbread like texture, very unique.

Ginger Molasses Cookies From Chase
Ginger Molasses Cookies From Chase
White Chocolate Chip Cookies From Jason
White Chocolate Chip Cookies From Jason

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Bars were allowed, since well, bars rock. Elspeth made some carmelita bars which were yummy and carmelly. Hell, I even liked them and they had pecans. Marlene made some brilliant Mini Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies. Go on over to her blog for the recipe. It was fantastic.

Carmelita Bars From Elspeth
Carmelita Bars From Elspeth
Marlene's Mini Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
Marlene’s Mini Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

But what did I make? I finally broke down and bought a pizzelle maker! I’ll talk more about these crispy crunch addictions in another post. I was so very lucky to have a great group of people from many different social circles totally come together because of cookies. Once in a while we need a break from stress and restrictions and day to day things. Cookies brought us all together and everyone went home with a healthy box full of treats. I thank all of you who came and hope to start this as a tradition.

My pizzelle cookies
My pizzelle cookies

 

 

 

 

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Shannon

I'm Shannon and I love to bake, hike, play video games and have fun. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and cat.

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